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I know there's lots of pc nuts here like myself. My son wants a new computer for christmas, just the base as he already has a monitor. Doesn't need to be great but i'd like at least a pentium dual c… Read More
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7y, 8m agoPosted 7 years, 8 months ago
I know there's lots of pc nuts here like myself. My son wants a new computer for christmas, just the base as he already has a monitor. Doesn't need to be great but i'd like at least a pentium dual core. Would like a basic non intergrated gpu. Would i be safer building or buying? anyone point out any good builds or ones already built? cheers.
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7y, 8m agoPosted 7 years, 8 months ago
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banned#1
If you have to ask then I'd say buy one prebuilt. Plenty of decent Dell deals on here...
#2
build urself , my partner does this all the time for friends and family just make sure all the parts y buy are new

if ur just doing a low spec and wanna no anything pm me and il get my man to mail u
#3
buy a dell cheap and cheerful
#4
cheers for all the replies. I'm not a noob like just wanted peoples views. I know dells are decent. I've had a look there, i've built one on paper on dabs. Was wondering are there better sites or such.
#5
motherboard package including processor, fan and memory
case
psu
operating system
monitor

its that easy

pm me if you want me to help you out, happy to help.

where r u based?
#6
Ebuyer were doing some decent pc's for £220 weren't they.

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/478576/mesh-pc-intel-e5400-2-7ghz-4gb-ram-/

I know there's no OS but still a good system?
banned#7
The Dell deals I've seen lately must be pushing the amateur system builders close on price, and if you're not saving a substantial amount by doing it yourself (and you're not fussed about the particular components) then why bother.
#8
if you post your budget and what he really wants regarding parts (ie: DVD Writer etc), we can price one for you. :thumbsup:
#9
generaloneill
motherboard package including processor, fan and memory
case
psu
operating system
monitor

its that easy

pm me if you want me to help you out, happy to help.

where r u based?


Stick with Win XP - can be had for £50 or less if you know where to look

Remember, to include DVDRW and Hardrive and your onto a winner...
banned#10
spobby
Ebuyer were doing some decent pc's for £220 weren't they.

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/478576/mesh-pc-intel-e5400-2-7ghz-4gb-ram-/

I know there's no OS but still a good system?


If you can get hold of Windows 7 relatively cheap, then one of these would be a good buy. I've got a copy pre-ordered from Tesco, was £44.97 for Home Premium.

E-Buyer are a great company. I recently built my own HTPC, sourcing all parts from them. They tend to have highly competitive prices, and more often than not, their standard delivery is next day (in my experience at least)...
#11
>Would i be safer building or buying?

It is always SAFER buying than building.

If you buy one pre built and it goes wrong straight away you send it back to be repaired or replaced.

If you build one yourself, and buy parts from diferent places, and it goes wrong, who is going to fix it, which parts are you going to send back, and to who?

And to be honest you save almost nothing building it yourself nowadays as Dell etc can buy the parts in bulk far cheaper than you can on a one for one basis.

The main reasons for building it yourself is to use the exact parts you need, and also "learn" how to build a PC.

I would buy that one from ebuyer, add a graphics card and buy and install an operating system.

btw I am not against building a PC, I built one about 2 weeks ago.

However your question is "is it SAFER to buy or build" and my answer is it is ALWAYS safer to buy as you have some sort of guarantee.
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#12
Disco
Stick with Win XP - can be had for £50 or less if you know where to look


Why on earth buy XP for £50, which came out 8 years ago, when you can buy Windows 7 for £64.68 (full product)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Microsoft-Windows-Home-Premium-Version/dp/B002DUCMT2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=software&qid=1253481828&sr=8-1

Compared with previous prices of Windows it is a "steal" (I know it is not free like Linux but it is a fair price for a brand new version of Windows)
#13
thanks for all the replies, i suppose my OP wasn't worded so well. I know its safer to buy already built. I've got a lot of IT friends, computer builders and such who will help me if stuck. That mesh pc looks decent with a good gpu thrown in. Cheers for all the help.
#14
Do you need a LCD Monitor - Sony 19" to go...paypal, cash, cheque or Buckfast all methods of payment!

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