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ACER Aspire 3200 £379.99 @ Comet Blu-RAY I 4094mb RAM I 1024MB Graphics I Quad Core Phenom I 320gb Hard drive I HDMI Output I

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Picked it Up Yesterday Good Base Unit as mine just broke :( impressed for a Pre-built PC Nice Mini Tower, Small and Sleek comes With Keyboard + Mouse Vista Home Premium Read More
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8y, 1m agoFound 8 years, 1 month ago
Picked it Up Yesterday

Good Base Unit as mine just broke :(

impressed for a Pre-built PC

Nice Mini Tower, Small and Sleek

comes With Keyboard + Mouse

Vista Home Premium
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#1
Great price for the spec you are getting; heat added accordingly.
#2
Quick question, if I bought a new desktop, like the one in this thread, is it possible to just exchange my existing hard drive for the drive in this one?

I have XP on mine now and get on well with it. Have a laptop with Vista in it which I don't like very much. Is it possible to exchange the hard drives and so get XP and all my saved files on my new desktop and put Vista without any of my stuff onto my old desktop?

It's probably no where near as simple as that, but thought it worth asking?

Thanks in advance for any help
#3
Also notice there is a voucher for £20 off £400 kicking around.

Might be worth spending the extra £20 to get it for free, if you see what I mean?

Hope it helps (works)

SAVE20 valid till 11/05
#4
defgimp
Quick question, if I bought a new desktop, like the one in this thread, is it possible to just exchange my existing hard drive for the drive in this one?

I have XP on mine now and get on well with it. Have a laptop with Vista in it which I don't like very much. Is it possible to exchange the hard drives and so get XP and all my saved files on my new desktop and put Vista without any of my stuff onto my old desktop?

It's probably no where near as simple as that, but thought it worth asking?

Thanks in advance for any help


Erm, if I understand u correctly u want to integrate the 2.5" HD from your laptop into your desktop PC?
#5
Don't forget that the graphics is shared, and not a standalone GPU
#6
defgimp
Quick question, if I bought a new desktop, like the one in this thread, is it possible to just exchange my existing hard drive for the drive in this one?

I have XP on mine now and get on well with it. Have a laptop with Vista in it which I don't like very much. Is it possible to exchange the hard drives and so get XP and all my saved files on my new desktop and put Vista without any of my stuff onto my old desktop?

It's probably no where near as simple as that, but thought it worth asking?

Thanks in advance for any help


probably not as you'll more than likely be running the oem version which is tied to the motherboard in your current system. If you swapped the HDD's over the PC wouldn't boot up.
#7
lets compare this pc with a £300 one i got from the dell outlet a good few month ago now.
amd 9100e is equivalent to a 2.13 GHz core 2 duo, mine is a 3.0ghz core 2 duo. the GeForce 8200 is terrible, i got a ati 3650 which is much better but and upgraded it to a 8800gt, blu ray drive can be had for £50, 320gb har drive, mine came with 1tb!
banned#8
Well for £70 Extra get this. http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.204-6345.aspx Better Graphics card Bigger HDD Better Processor.
#9
This is not that good a deal, you can get this spec computer from dell website without blu-ray player for about £299...

The blu-ray reader (doesn't have writer!) is worth about £50...graphics card is very poor worth £25

Its only an 'okay' deal in my opinion ;-)
#10
Thanks for sharing
#11
defgimp
Quick question, if I bought a new desktop, like the one in this thread, is it possible to just exchange my existing hard drive for the drive in this one?

I have XP on mine now and get on well with it. Have a laptop with Vista in it which I don't like very much. Is it possible to exchange the hard drives and so get XP and all my saved files on my new desktop and put Vista without any of my stuff onto my old desktop?

It's probably no where near as simple as that, but thought it worth asking?

Thanks in advance for any help


Not really no as the motherboard will be different which means that all the drivers for everything will also be different - you could reuse the XP disc and licence you have and reinstall windows, but you would need to make sure you can get the respective XP drivers for the new PC first. Ive been reusing the same version of XP on all my PCs over the past 5 years or so as I too dont get on with Vista (plus its not compatible with the software I have to use for work).
#12
defgimp
Quick question, if I bought a new desktop, like the one in this thread, is it possible to just exchange my existing hard drive for the drive in this one?

I have XP on mine now and get on well with it. Have a laptop with Vista in it which I don't like very much. Is it possible to exchange the hard drives and so get XP and all my saved files on my new desktop and put Vista without any of my stuff onto my old desktop?

It's probably no where near as simple as that, but thought it worth asking?

Thanks in advance for any help


The XP drive might transfer depending on the version (like the other post says OEM versions likely tied to hardware) however the system would likely be a mess with conflicting drivers and what not. Sometimes the differing motherboards just won't let it work.

Not a chance at all of the Vista system transferring as that is certainly tied down to the hardware.
#13
Amazing spec + Price = heat
#14
defgimp
Quick question, if I bought a new desktop, like the one in this thread, is it possible to just exchange my existing hard drive for the drive in this one?

I have XP on mine now and get on well with it. Have a laptop with Vista in it which I don't like very much. Is it possible to exchange the hard drives and so get XP and all my saved files on my new desktop and put Vista without any of my stuff onto my old desktop?

It's probably no where near as simple as that, but thought it worth asking?

Thanks in advance for any help


So you want to swap the drive you have now that has XP on with the one in this PC.

Bad news, if you put it in this system you would have to reinstall Windows anyway due to the change in hardware, also licensing issues may be at stake (if you care about them).
#15
If your looking around this money and are looking for more of a gaming machine you may want to look at ebuyer item 159381.
#16
The End
This is not that good a deal, you can get this spec computer from dell website without blu-ray player for about £299...

The blu-ray reader (doesn't have writer!) is worth about £50...graphics card is very poor worth £25

Its only an 'okay' deal in my opinion ;-)


I'd agree, it's a reasonable price for the system but nothing special.

I would assume the graphics card is the integrated 8200 which is one of the best integrated chipsets around and should be very low power.
#17
Pepp77
Ive been reusing the same version of XP on all my PCs over the past 5 years or so as I too dont get on with Vista (plus its not compatible with the software I have to use for work).


That's probably a retail version of XP, the XP that comes (read: came) with new PC's are OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) versions and you can't transfer those to a new PC: it is illegal and it just won't work.
#18
defgimp
Quick question, if I bought a new desktop, like the one in this thread, is it possible to just exchange my existing hard drive for the drive in this one?

I have XP on mine now and get on well with it. Have a laptop with Vista in it which I don't like very much. Is it possible to exchange the hard drives and so get XP and all my saved files on my new desktop and put Vista without any of my stuff onto my old desktop?

It's probably no where near as simple as that, but thought it worth asking?

Thanks in advance for any help



You can do this, but its very messy indeed. You might get away with it booting up but it might not die to what other people have pointed out, driver issues. It's got nothing to do with the license. On the license issue, at worse it'll ask you to re-activate windows, it won't simply 'not boot' You could phone Microsoft up and tell them you've replaced the motherboard and they should let you re-activate it.

On the other hand, it might be far better to rather just transfer your files and settings over to the new PC. Windows Vista and XP both have tools to do this on the CD itself.
#19
I brought this systems over a week ago, took it back and got a refund.

The power button got stuck (the case is flimsy) and it blue screened alot, full of Mcaffee and Freeware rubbish.

Built a Great System for £100 less and IMHO performs better.

Parts from Ebuyer:-

1 x Corsair 4GB Kit (2x2GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 XMS2 Memory Kit CL5 1.9V 130429
£33.90

1 x Intel Pentium Dual Core E2220 2.4GHz 800FSB Socket 775 1MB L2 Cache OEM Processor 153125 £48.95

1 x Gigabyte GA-73PVM-S2H GeForce 7100 Socket 775 onboard VGA 8 channel audio mATX Motherboard 139780 £44.77

1 x EV Shiny Piano Black/Silver Slim MicroATX Mini Tower Case - With 400W PSU 20+4pin, 1x SATA, 1x PCI-E 134832 £30.42

1 x Seagate ST3160813AS 160GB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 8MB Cache - OEM 149458£26.94

1 x Force3D HD 4670 512MB GDDR3 Dual DVI HDTV Out PCI-E Graphics Card 149199 £54.35



I fitted a small hard drive as I use a NAS at home so don`t need a large HD but a 320 gig was a few quid more also I had to hunt about for a 775 HS & Fan as I forgot to order a non o.e.m CPU..
#20
really great spec.. I do prefer building PC's though and Intel is the way to go at the moment not AMD
#21
Hmm . I really like it for the blu ray the quality Is crystal and the machine doesn't makevany noise.
#22
mellowdrifter
You can do this, but its very messy indeed. You might get away with it booting up but it might not die to what other people have pointed out, driver issues. It's got nothing to do with the license. On the license issue, at worse it'll ask you to re-activate windows, it won't simply 'not boot' You could phone Microsoft up and tell them you've replaced the motherboard and they should let you re-activate it.

On the other hand, it might be far better to rather just transfer your files and settings over to the new PC. Windows Vista and XP both have tools to do this on the CD itself.


If it's OEM it won't let you activate it because you'll need the serial number that comes with the COA. Also, M$ more than likely won't let you unless you had one hell of a bloody good excuse as to why you replaced your mobo. You could say the other 1 broke but then they'll ask you to put another 1 in of the same make/model. If it's an old pc you might have a chance by saying the mobo was discontinued.
#23
datamanipulator
I brought this systems over a week ago, took it back and got a refund.

The power button got stuck (the case is flimsy) and it blue screened alot, full of Mcaffee and Freeware rubbish.

Built a Great System for £100 less and IMHO performs better.

Parts from Ebuyer:-

1 x Corsair 4GB Kit (2x2GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 XMS2 Memory Kit CL5 1.9V 130429
£33.90

1 x Intel Pentium Dual Core E2220 2.4GHz 800FSB Socket 775 1MB L2 Cache OEM Processor 153125 £48.95

1 x Gigabyte GA-73PVM-S2H GeForce 7100 Socket 775 onboard VGA 8 channel audio mATX Motherboard 139780 £44.77

1 x EV Shiny Piano Black/Silver Slim MicroATX Mini Tower Case - With 400W PSU 20+4pin, 1x SATA, 1x PCI-E 134832 £30.42

1 x Seagate ST3160813AS 160GB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 8MB Cache - OEM 149458£26.94

1 x Force3D HD 4670 512MB GDDR3 Dual DVI HDTV Out PCI-E Graphics Card 149199 £54.35



I fitted a small hard drive as I use a NAS at home so don`t need a large HD but a 320 gig was a few quid more also I had to hunt about for a 775 HS & Fan as I forgot to order a non o.e.m CPU..


What about a dvd/blu ray drive? And also an OS? Those 2 alone would be more than £100. If you reused a retail copy of Windows or Linux then fair dos but adding a blu ray drive soon wipes out that £100 saving, escpecially as some people might not want to build their own.
#24
And the Build Quality?

I used an old XP which I had (buy an o.e.m off ebay for £15.00) and as for blu ray this isn`t a must for me as I use my NAS to Hold my x264`s etc.

Also the Phenom is the cut down 9100e which is slow, I converted a DVD to divx, took ages and it blue screened constantly, also noticed it doesn`t say 1024mb "Shared Graphics" so you lose 1 gig straight away (if you have it set to use 1 gig that is)..
#25
Voted cold... not only is the CPU a weak original Phenom model... but the GPU is paltry and the storage unimpressive. I could price up an equivalent Core2 system built from seperates with over 2x the gaming power and keep the Blu-Ray for less than this.
#26
Mr-Smooth
If it's OEM it won't let you activate it because you'll need the serial number that comes with the COA. Also, M$ more than likely won't let you unless you had one hell of a bloody good excuse as to why you replaced your mobo. You could say the other 1 broke but then they'll ask you to put another 1 in of the same make/model. If it's an old pc you might have a chance by saying the mobo was discontinued.


There`s ways around it trust me I know ;-)
#27
datamanipulator
There`s ways around it trust me I know ;-)


yup, and it's also illegal. you might want to keep that quiet otherwise the FAST brigade will be onto you in a flash
#28
Mr-Smooth
yup, and it's also illegal. you might want to keep that quiet otherwise the FAST brigade will be onto you in a flash


Oh Please.....
#29
datamanipulator
And the Build Quality?

I used an old XP which I had (buy an o.e.m off ebay for £15.00) and as for blu ray this isn`t a must for me as I use my NAS to Hold my x264`s etc.


I hear what you're saying but you've quoted for a system that isn't like for like. Anyone can build a cheap pc, but if you were to add a blu ray drive to it then it soon starts mounting up. And XP oem goes for a tad more than £15 on ebay, unless you're lucky enough to get one at that price through bidding rather than BIN :thumbsup:
#30
datamanipulator
Oh Please.....


Trust me, posts will get pulled if people start spouting about illegal software etc. Just a word of caution for the poster, if you have a problem with that, deal with it :thumbsup:
#31
What about the build quality? You seem to be dancing around the fact I brought one and had to take it back due to flimsy case design regarding the power button?

Just google it and find out for yourself the flaws.....

I`ll leave it at that, obviously you are looking for an argument this morning (or your just a Troll) and I wont give you the satisfaction..
#32
datamanipulator
What about the build quality? You seem to be dancing around the fact I brought one and had to take it back due to flimsy case design regarding the power button?

Just google it and find out for yourself the flaws.....

I`ll leave it at that, obviously you are looking for an argument this morning (or your just a Troll) and I wont give you the satisfaction..


Eh? I never mentioned the build quality that was someone else. This site is about legal money saving, not illegal. If people start promoting illegal software, or cracks/warez then chances are posts will get pulled, and rightly so. Everyone knows you can get it but that isn't the point of this site, and I'd hardly call it trolling.
#33
I never promoted nothing.

You are now focusing on something not involved with the deal..

Silly little boy....

FINAL WORD FROM ME...
#34
datamanipulator
I never promoted nothing.

You are now focusing on something not involved with the deal..

Silly little boy....

FINAL WORD FROM ME...


Haha you're the one posting about "work arounds" for software, not me. Now go back to school and brush up on your grammar.
#35
Keep in mind that this is a Mark I Phenom X4 with a clock speed of 1.8GHz which considering most software is only optimised for dual core at most makes it very slow.
According to this review overall it’s 23% slower than an Athlon X2 6400+ and for Games it’s over 40% slower.
It is energy efficient for a quad core though.
#36
Agharta
Keep in mind that this is a Mark I Phenom X4 with a clock speed of 1.8GHz which considering most software is only optimised for dual core at most makes it very slow.
According to this review overall it’s 23% slower than an Athlon X2 6400+ and for Games it’s over 40% slower.
It is energy efficient for a quad core though.


Adds up..

I tried playing Battlefield 1942 on this, 2002 game and it struggled..
#37
Agharta
Keep in mind that this is a Mark I Phenom X4 with a clock speed of 1.8GHz which considering most software is only optimised for dual core at most makes it very slow.
According to this review overall it’s 23% slower than an Athlon X2 6400+ and for Games it’s over 40% slower.
It is energy efficient for a quad core though.


Keep in mind that 99% of this forum know nothing about computers and vote an PC deal hot no matter how average it is. :p
#38
Thanks for all the replies :thumbsup:

Thought it was a simple solution, obviously just too simple.
#39
Mr-Smooth
yup, and it's also illegal. you might want to keep that quiet otherwise the FAST brigade will be onto you in a flash


FAST - yeah their gonna bust your door down in a dawn raid if you move an OEM copy of XP to another PC. WTF?

This BTW is a fairly straight forward process if you use Acronis Universal restore. That will let you image the original PC and restore it onto ANY pc, as long as you have the necessary drivers for the new PC.
1 Like #40
Richdog
Keep in mind that 99% of this forum know nothing about computers and vote an PC deal cold no matter how average it is. :p

Fixed that for you...

It really is time some rules were posted about PC Deals.

No posting 'I built something for less' - no-one cares what you built and you're not touting your skills here :)

No posting 'for £xx more you get something better' because - frankly - this is true of every-f**king-thing on this entire website.

People should either post a better "like for like" deal or point out obvious downsides/things you'd want to upgrade at least.

Anyone saying things "not a good deal" without any details should have their posts removed...

Also - the idea of xferring an HDD from another PC complete with OS is madness - it will take WAY less time just to reinstall from scratch - and with a LEGAL copy of an OS at least as far as comparing like-for-like please.

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