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Ready built computer, non branded i7 , 4gb ram, 240gb , 1gb graphics for £510

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I bought a refurbished dell which arrived damaged so sent it back, while looking for a computer came across this http://****.co.uk/INTEL-GAMING-PC-I7-860-250GB-4GB-9500GT-COMPUTER-GA5-/2004333176… Read More
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6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
I bought a refurbished dell which arrived damaged so sent it back, while looking for a computer came across this

http://****.co.uk/INTEL-GAMING-PC-I7-860-250GB-4GB-9500GT-COMPUTER-GA5-/200433317609?pt=UK_Computing_DesktopPCs&hash=item2eaac1b6e9

Item number: 200433317609 if the link doesn't work

I guess I can load Win XP onto it and install a student Win 7 upgrade which costs £39 (the computer is for a student)

Computer specs
i7 processor
250gb hard drive
4gb ram 1333 ddr3
Asrock ddr3 H55m motherboard
Nvidia geforce 9500GT 1GB with HDMI

The computer will be used for HD video editing, and word processing. Sony Vegas is the programme we already have but it stutters with my current dual processor with 2gb ram. Can anyone recommend buying a computer like this or is it best to buy a branded computer like a Dell, currently a dell i7, 3gb ram,1tb, 512mb graphics and a monitor and windows 7 installed for £600.

Any thoughts appreciated?
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6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
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Any thoughts? OK, I'm thinking about frankfurters with mustard
#2
The 9500GT is waaaaaaaaay not a good idea for an i7. You will notice a big bottleneck. If you were to buy it I would replace it with a GTX 570 or 580 if you have the money. If not a GTX 460 or an ATI Radeon HD 6870 would do, (460's are around the £140 mark, 6870's a bit more.) I would also get at least a 1TB hard drive, if you're dealing with large HD video files.

Hope this helps and good luck!
#3
Money wise, you would be better of upgrading your existing system, would probably get better results upgrading to 4GB of Ram, but even then computers that have Windows XP installed can only actually make use of about 3.3 GB of ram installed, so unless you were to have Windows 7 installed on your machine, then purchase another 2GB of ram if you have a spare slot on the board, and possibly a HD GFX Card if not got one already, then I would imagine you will have very few issues with producing video stuff as regards to jerky playback. If you have money to play with, perhaps getting the i7 will help, with things like encoding time etc.
Your best off really buying the above, but buying the individually starting with the cheapest hardware first, then once you have the hardware that satisfies what your looking to do, you'd probably end up saving a bit of cash rather then splashing out on a full new system.

And just noticed AwsmStar give the ATI Radeon HD 6870 a mention, which I can vouch for it being a decent card as it's what I have installed on my PC.



Edited By: MIXTRIXX2011 on Dec 27, 2010 02:10
#4
There's no way I'd buy a PC from a company like the one in the auction, many of those parts are low end budget parts some of which are completely unsuitable for your purpose such as the hard drive as video editing can need large amounts of storage space. In addition the auction has various typo's and they're rather misleadingly listing the processor clock speed as over 11Ghz (2.8Ghz x 4) which is nonsense.

If you don't want to build the computer itself I think it's better to go for a well known company (not necessarily Dell, there's plenty others) particularly if it's a student so that you can ensure you get a good level of service if there's any failures. The Dell Outlet can be well worth the patience as there's frequently very good deals there but you need to frequently check, a friend bought an i7 920 system not long after their release when the motherboards and ram were pricey for just under £600 delivered with 6GB ram, 1TB HD and a 4850 graphics card (only the 4870 was higher at the time).

John
#5
Cheers for the advice, went with another Dell Refurb with 1 year dell warranty for £515 delivered

Dell Studio XPS 8100
Intel Core i7 Processor 860 (2.8GHz, 8MB)
4GB 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM
1TB (7200rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium,
1GB ATI 5670 Graphic Card
DVD RW drive
Keyboard + Mouse
#6
Enjoy your PC mate, thats a cracking deal.
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paul.jacobs
Cheers for the advice, went with another Dell Refurb with 1 year dell warranty for £515 delivered

Dell Studio XPS 8100
Intel Core i7 Processor 860 (2.8GHz, 8MB)
4GB 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM
1TB (7200rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium,
1GB ATI 5670 Graphic Card
DVD RW drive
Keyboard + Mouse


Where from? Dell outlet and ebay prices seem way above that price! The spec fits the bill for what I'm after.
#8
eBay item number 110620172933, buy it now price was £549.99. Seller has 100% feedback and noticed sold one for £500 recently so offered £501 and it was accepted, Havnt got it yet. Quidco tracked at about £3.50

Edited By: paul.jacobs on Dec 29, 2010 22:17
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paul.jacobs
eBay item number 110620172933, buy it now price was £549.99. Seller has 100% feedback and noticed sold one for £500 recently so offered £501 and it was accepted, Havnt got it yet. Quidco tracked at about £3.50


Cheers for that.

Is it a decent graphics card? I realise its not the best... but for decent games? Its £68 at this place which suggests its a cheap one!
#10
Not sure about the graphics card, as I my Video Editing programme supprisingly isn't reliant on the Graphics card, just the processor and ram.

You could always flog the card if it isn't fast enough and upgrade to a top of the range one for about £125

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