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Opinions of this pc please?

Benjimoron Avatar
7y, 4m agoPosted 7 years, 4 months ago
http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.205-1021.aspx

Might buy this, just wanted to check that people think it's good value for money first. I basically want to play a few games, nothing spectacular but I'll need it to take a pci-e gfx card. I assume that's ok? Anyone know whether a full card would fit or would I need to buy a special card?

Thanks!
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7y, 4m agoPosted 7 years, 4 months ago
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#2
http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.200-3426.aspx

Or this? Doesn't look as good to me tho.
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Yoiu would be better getting this and installing windows 7/
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/434645/extra-value-desktop-pc-intel-dual-c/
now is not a good time to buy a Vista PC unless it comes with a free upgrade to windows 7,
#4
tonyg1962
Yoiu would be better getting this and installing windows 7/
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/434645/extra-value-desktop-pc-intel-dual-c/
now is not a good time to buy a Vista PC unless it comes with a free upgrade to windows 7,


Thanks, why do I need Windows 7 tho? Is Vista going to be phased out soon, I'm happy with it.

Also I may be getting a voucher to spend at Tesco which is why I was looking on there!
banned#5
tonyg1962;5752998
Yoiu would be better getting this and installing windows 7/
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/434645/extra-value-desktop-pc-intel-dual-c/
now is not a good time to buy a Vista PC unless it comes with a free upgrade to windows 7,

WOW!

thats a great spec PC and far better than tesco ones.

I agree with Tony and you can probably get windows7 for £60-£80.
#6
Benjimoron
Thanks, why do I need Windows 7 tho? Is Vista going to be phased out soon, I'm happy with it.

Also I may be getting a voucher to spend at Tesco which is why I was looking on there!


Its just that windows 7 is regarded as being much better than Vista and most people are going to want to upgrade at some point anyway, Also when the time comes for Windows 7 to be released you can expect to see a big reduction in the cost of Vista PCs,As you have a voucher for Tescos the best thing to do would be to wait as long as you can until either the prices drop or you get a free windows 7 upgrade thrown in,
#7
csiman
WOW!

thats a great spec PC and far better than tesco ones.

I agree with Tony and you can probably get windows7 for £60-£80.


It's not that much better than the Tesco one is it? What makes it better?

With buying Windows 7 it'd bring it to about the same price.

I'm not sure about this voucher yet, I may have to spend it straightaway, depends on how they agree to give it to me. I may only be able to get the voucher if I buy a pc and it would make it way cheaper than the ebuyer one.
#8
tonyg1962
Its just that windows 7 is regarded as being much better than Vista and most people are going to want to upgrade at some point anyway, Also when the time comes for Windows 7 to be released you can expect to see a big reduction in the cost of Vista PCs,As you have a voucher for Tescos the best thing to do would be to wait as long as you can until either the prices drop or you get a free windows 7 upgrade thrown in,


Fair points, but I don't think I'll be able to wait. Will have to see how they wanna work this voucher (if they do at all!).
banned#9
Benjimoron;5753714
It's not that much better than the Tesco one is it? What makes it better?

With buying Windows 7 it'd bring it to about the same price.

I'm not sure about this voucher yet, I may have to spend it straightaway, depends on how they agree to give it to me. I may only be able to get the voucher if I buy a pc and it would make it way cheaper than the ebuyer one.

1. its a Dual Core Processor 2.6Gh, faster than 5000+

2. its 4gb ram, not 2gb

3. its about £30 cheaper as win7 premium is £44.97 from amazon

4. 500gb HDD compared to 320gb

no brainer benji if you ask me.

I;m half tempted myself but current 2 year old pc still flies :thumbsup:
#10
csiman
1. its a Dual Core Processor 2.6Gh, faster than 5000+

2. its 4gb ram, not 2gb

3. its about £30 cheaper as win7 premium is £44.97 from amazon

4. 500gb HDD compared to 320gb

no brainer benji if you ask me.

I;m half tempted myself but current 2 year old pc still flies :thumbsup:



1. Tesco pc is 2.6Ghz too, dual core as far as I can see. Just AMD rather than Intel.

2. Not overly bothered about the ram. Cheap to upgrade if needed.

3. It's not cheaper as the voucher would far outweigh any saving. Fair enough if I could get the voucher to spend on food but think I'm going to need to spend it straightaway if I want it if that makes sense. All depeneds on what Tesco offer!

4. Really not bothered about the size of HDD.
#11
http://direct.tesco.com/p/inc/specials/windows7/

Doesn't that mean I get a free upgrade (pay p&p) anyway?

Also when does Win 7 get released? If I pre-order now won't I be left without an operating system for months?
#12
Benjimoron
http://direct.tesco.com/p/inc/specials/windows7/

Doesn't that mean I get a free upgrade (pay p&p) anyway?

Also when does Win 7 get released? If I pre-order now won't I be left without an operating system for months?


Yes it certainly looks like you would get a free upgrade which is good news although i would ring to confirm,With windows 7 you can download it free now and it will let you use it until it expires at the beginning of next year unless of course you buy it first,
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Benjimoron;5753997
http://direct.tesco.com/p/inc/specials/windows7/

Doesn't that mean I get a free upgrade (pay p&p) anyway?

Also when does Win 7 get released? If I pre-order now won't I be left without an operating system for months?

yep - fair enough as win7 is out in october

maybe hold fire and keep an eye on the deals

even so, with buying vista, you're still getting a helluva better pc
#14
Benjimoron
1. Tesco pc is 2.6Ghz too, dual core as far as I can see. Just AMD rather than Intel.

2. Not overly bothered about the ram. Cheap to upgrade if needed.

3. It's not cheaper as the voucher would far outweigh any saving. Fair enough if I could get the voucher to spend on food but think I'm going to need to spend it straightaway if I want it if that makes sense. All depeneds on what Tesco offer!

4. Really not bothered about the size of HDD.

judging from all of this you could get a pc a lot cheaper than £289...sounds like you could do with a 160 gb hard drive. 2 gb of ram. could use the windows rc for now for free and pre order windows 7 for £45 and a half decent processor, sounds like your not specific with what you need so obviously wont be using the processor to its full potential anyway so this will be way more than you require and could probably get it for just under £200.
#15
can download the windows 7 release candidate officially from microsoft on a diffferent pc then put onto a dvd disk then boot up from the disk on your new pc and install it...it lasts until april 2010 so by then you will have the full copy of windows 7.
#16
mr.potato_head
judging from all of this you could get a pc a lot cheaper than £289...sounds like you could do with a 160 gb hard drive. 2 gb of ram. could use the windows rc for now for free and pre order windows 7 for £45 and a half decent processor, sounds like your not specific with what you need so obviously wont be using the processor to its full potential anyway so this will be way more than you require and could probably get it for just under £200.


Is there a better pc from Tesco that would suit me then? It needs to be able to play things like Need for speed and Battlefield Heroes.
#17
csiman
yep - fair enough as win7 is out in october

maybe hold fire and keep an eye on the deals

even so, with buying vista, you're still getting a helluva better pc


Can't hold fire mate, need to know for when they phone back about the voucher. Would most likely have to place order there and then. What makes the other pc much better anyway? The processor is the same speed, just a bit less ram but seeing as this pc would be about £100 cheaper with the voucher I can upgrade that and still be about £150 better off including the cost of os.
#18
sorry mate...didnt realise you wanted it for gaming. The ebuyer one still looks like the best deal though...the processor is better as its intel rather than athlon which i prefer and many others do. ram would help with the performance....4gb is really the norm or even the minimum these days.


The ebuyer pc is more futureproof i would say. what voucher is it that you have with Tesco? sorry if youve already said about this!!
#19
mr.potato_head
sorry mate...didnt realise you wanted it for gaming. The ebuyer one still looks like the best deal though...the processor is better as its intel rather than athlon which i prefer and many others do. ram would help with the performance....4gb is really the norm or even the minimum these days.


The ebuyer pc is more futureproof i would say. what voucher is it that you have with Tesco? sorry if youve already said about this!!


I'm sure the ebuyer one is slightly better. I may be getting a £180 voucher but I think it would depend on making an order at the time so want to be sure first. With the voucher the pc is £110 and it includes os. A far better deal I would've thought.

Unless someone can suggest something better from Tesco? Just wanted to make sure the one I selected is good enough, not looking for better deals elsewhere as I'm not going to find better than this (assuming they come through on the voucher!!).
#20
http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.206-6261.aspx

How about that one? Extra £60 but it's a core 2 duo 2.5ghz from what I can tell and has 4GB ram. Is it worth the extra?



http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.204-6345.aspx

I guess this one isn't worth the extra £180 from the one I was going to buy? It's a quad core with 4gb ram and has a graphics card which would save me buying one but maybe it's only worth £50? Also does quad core really get used, thought I read that most things only use first 2 cores anyway?
1 Like #21
Benjimoron
http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.206-6261.aspx

How about that one? Extra £60 but it's a core 2 duo 2.5ghz from what I can tell and has 4GB ram. Is it worth the extra?



http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.204-6345.aspx

I guess this one isn't worth the extra £180 from the one I was going to buy? It's a quad core with 4gb ram and has a graphics card which would save me buying one but maybe it's only worth £50? Also does quad core really get used, thought I read that most things only use first 2 cores anyway?


yeah not really worth the extra cores unless you are into video encoding, hd video editing etc.

best to go with the original one you chose if you really want to buy from tesco. would be easy enough to upgrade the ram at a later date as 2gb would be fine for now but 4gb is ideal.

Any reason you dont like the ebuyer one? their service is superb and its a really good price for what you get! if you are worried about having no o/s then i can pm you a guide on how to install it on the new computer.
#22
mr.potato_head
yeah not really worth the extra cores unless you are into video encoding, hd video editing etc.

best to go with the original one you chose if you really want to buy from tesco. would be easy enough to upgrade the ram at a later date as 2gb would be fine for now but 4gb is ideal.

Any reason you dont like the ebuyer one? their service is superb and its a really good price for what you get! if you are worried about having no o/s then i can pm you a guide on how to install it on the new computer.


Because I may get a £180 voucher from Tesco if I buy a pc from there, which makes it WAAAAY cheaper than the ebuyer one!!!


What do you think of the £349 one? There aren't any reviews which puts me off a little. For the extra £60 it's a better processor and has 4GB ram which would save me the cost and hassle of upgrading later. I think it's worth it but would appreciate a 2nd opinion on it.
#23
Oh i see! does make it alot better than the ebuyer deal then!

yeah i would go for the one for £349. intel processor and 4gb ram which you will need as it has vista installed on it which takes up quite a lot of your sytems resources.

Yeah i always rely on reveiws now but if someone always has to buy it first and reveiw it so just buy it and if you experience problems you can always take it back and write a review to deter otheres from getting it...im sure that wont be the case and will be a great purchase for £169. obviously have to buy a monitor as well though.
#24
mr.potato_head
Oh i see! does make it alot better than the ebuyer deal then!

yeah i would go for the one for £349. intel processor and 4gb ram which you will need as it has vista installed on it which takes up quite a lot of your sytems resources.

Yeah i always rely on reveiws now but if someone always has to buy it first and reveiw it so just buy it and if you experience problems you can always take it back and write a review to deter otheres from getting it...im sure that wont be the case and will be a great purchase for £169. obviously have to buy a monitor as well though.


Thanks, gonna go for it assuming I can talk them into the discount. Always good to get a 2nd opinion.

Don't need a monitor, have one already!

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