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Acer Aspire M3802 Desktop PC, Core 2 Quad Q8300 2.5GHz, 4GB RAM, 750GB HDD, DVDRW, GMA X4500 up to 1024MB, Windows 7 Home Premium £399.99 @ Ebuyer
Acer Aspire M3802 Desktop PC, Core 2 Quad Q8300 2.5GHz, 4GB RAM, 750GB HDD, DVDRW, GMA X4500 up to 1024MB, Windows 7 Home Premium £399.99 @ Ebuyer

Acer Aspire M3802 Desktop PC, Core 2 Quad Q8300 2.5GHz, 4GB RAM, 750GB HDD, DVDRW, GMA X4500 up to 1024MB, Windows 7 Home Premium £399.99 @ Ebuyer

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This is a good deal from Ebuyer as long as you don't want this as a gaming pc.

I have used Acers for the last 5 years and never had any problems........I would recommend this for the what it costs this is good value with Windows 7 included.

The Aspire M3802 sports a striking glossy black exterior that will add a touch of class to any room of your house. What's more, this desktop packs a powerful processor, top-level graphics and a host of practical features to fulfill all of your entertainment and everyday computing needs.
Rock the house!
Enjoy sound via Optimized 3rd Generation Dolby Home Theater®, 7.1-channel high-definition audio, an optical S/PDIF support, and HDMI connectivity.
Superb power
A choice of the latest quad-core or dual-core processors, up to 4 GB of DDR2 memory, and second-generation PCI Express® deliver beautiful entertainment and efficient multitasking. A multi-in-1 card reader and 10 USB ports make it easy to manipulate and share your files. And with up to 750GB of hard drive space, you have ample room to keep all you want


Processor

* Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 2.50GHz
* 4MB L2 Cache
* Intel® G43 Express Chipset

Memory

* 4GB DDR2 800MHz
* Expandable to 8GB
* 4 x soDIMM slot

Hard Drive

* 750GB SATA

Optical Drive

* DVDRW Supermulti

Software

* Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
* Acer Arcade Deluxe
* Acer eRecovery Management
* Adobe® Reader®
* eSobi
* McAfee® Internet Security Suite 2009 Trial
* Microsoft® Office 2007 Trial with Microsoft® Works
* MyWinLocker®
* Nero Essentials
* Oberon GameZone

Display

* Monitor Not Included

Graphics

* Intel® GMA X4500 up to 1024MB
* Intel® Dynamic Video Memory Technology 5.0
* Intel® DVMT 5.0) support
* Microsoft® DirectX® 10 support

Audio

* No Speakers
* Embedded high-definition audio with 7.1-channel surround sound support
* S/PDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interface) support

Input Devices

* Value keyboard & optical mouse

Networking

* No Wireless Lan
* Gigabit Ethernet Wake on LAN ready

Interfaces
Front:

* Four USB 2.0 ports
* Multi-in-1 card reader
* High-definition headphone and microphone jacks

Rear:

* Four USB 2.0 ports
* IEEE 1394 port (6-pin)
* PS/2 keyboard and mouse ports
* Ethernet (RJ-45) port
* Six audio ports
* D-Sub VGA port
* HDMI port

S/PDIF module:

* Optical S/PDIF port
* Two USB 2.0 ports

Warranty

* 1 Year Manufacturer Warranty


renagade27

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You could whack a graphics card in it and take the RAM up to 8GB if you wanted to, that would make it a decent enough machine for gaming.

Its a quad core 2.5ghz. As long as it has a PCI-E x16 slot, lets assume it does because what mobo nowadays doesnt?

The only thing that it wouldnt be suitable for would be overclocking, but I dont even overclock my quad core with 8GB RAM, simply dont need to.

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Cackles;7029519

You could whack a graphics card in it and take the RAM up to 8GB if you … You could whack a graphics card in it and take the RAM up to 8GB if you wanted to, that would make it a decent enough machine for gaming.Its a quad core 2.5ghz. As long as it has a PCI-E x16 slot, lets assume it does because what mobo nowadays doesnt?The only thing that it wouldnt be suitable for would be overclocking, but I dont even overclock my quad core with 8GB RAM, simply dont need to.



Good deal...........I also priced it with 24 inch monitor and its just £149 more....bargain

renagade27

i bought this pc but with a slightly slower quad core processor but with 1.5tb hard rives and 4gb ddr2 from tescos in the summer for £400 and i love it

beware though mine came with an Nvidia geforce 8600gt graphics card and when that is in the HDMI slot that the motherboard has does not work at all

to get the HDMI to work you need to remove the graphics card, but then the picture is massive and had no sound

they will tell you that if you want to run a monitor & have the HDMI going to your big lcd tv like i did that its easy to do via the settings, nope thats a lie you cant so makes the HDMI port useless

superb machine though apart from that

Cackles;7029519

You could whack a graphics card in it and take the RAM up to 8GB if you … You could whack a graphics card in it and take the RAM up to 8GB if you wanted to, that would make it a decent enough machine for gaming.



Make sure it's got Win 7 64 bit before doing this - waste of money on a 32 bit OS.

the_gfp;7029735

beware though mine came with an Nvidia geforce 8600gt graphics card and … beware though mine came with an Nvidia geforce 8600gt graphics card and when that is in the HDMI slot that the motherboard has does not work at allto get the HDMI to work you need to remove the graphics card, but then the picture is massive and had no soundthey will tell you that if you want to run a monitor & have the HDMI going to your big lcd tv like i did that its easy to do via the settings, nope thats a lie you cant so makes the HDMI port uselesssuperb machine though apart from that



The MB HDMI port is part of the on-board graphics chipset, which is disabled if you fit a dedicated graphics card. The solution would be to fit a Radeon HD card with an HDMI slot or HDMI enabled DVI port. Probably need to upgrade the PSU too though.

Similar to the one I bought my lad last Christmas, and it's been a great buy. Heat added.

If you have one of the 10% off ebay vouchers slightly cheaper getting it off there ebay store, its same price but 10% off, then you have to upgrade to W7 which costs £10 so you are still £30 up

Cackles;7029519

You could whack a graphics card in it and take the RAM up to 8GB if you … You could whack a graphics card in it and take the RAM up to 8GB if you wanted to, that would make it a decent enough machine for gaming.



You could...... but with Acer it voids the warranty I believe, although I haven't found too much to confirm whether it does or it doesn't.
Anyone planning to do that might be wise to do their homework first though

Original Poster

nihcaj;7030636

You could...... but with Acer it voids the warranty I believe, although I … You could...... but with Acer it voids the warranty I believe, although I haven't found too much to confirm whether it does or it doesn't.Anyone planning to do that might be wise to do their homework first though



I think you will find Acer and all other companies still warranty the components the pc comes with but not the added components or peripherals the customer add........

renagade27

nihcaj;7030636

You could...... but with Acer it voids the warranty I believe, although I … You could...... but with Acer it voids the warranty I believe, although I haven't found too much to confirm whether it does or it doesn't.Anyone planning to do that might be wise to do their homework first though


AFAIK there was a ruling that if they sell it with a 'warranty void if removed' on a PC, then its not a PC. But that was yeeeeaaaaars ago and for some reason they never applied it to laptops.

As for the graphics card. For our livingroom media centre I got a cheapo 1GB Raedon 4650 that doesnt require a 6 pin PSU. That means no need to upgrade the PSU because its not requiring anything additional. While not top of the range and bought to play HD and not games, it does the job perfectly and plays games. It goes into a 42" Toshiba and does the job @ 1080P. HD movies @ full HD. The only thing you really need to do is change icon + text + zoom sizes. It does play new games even if not at full quality for the newest cards, but can play at full quality for its capabilities.

Looks like a cracking machine, I could see it playing games very easily without additional GFX cards (on low detail).

Acer + Warranty

sorry does not compute

fat chance unless you pay £1.50 a min or some such fee

will this be wirelees like my laptop to get on my internet

i want just the tower, can i get something like that spec for around £200...?

nihcaj;7030636

You could...... but with Acer it voids the warranty I believe, although I … You could...... but with Acer it voids the warranty I believe, although I haven't found too much to confirm whether it does or it doesn't.Anyone planning to do that might be wise to do their homework first though



It definitely does void the warranty - there's a seal over the side panels that, if broken, stuffs you up. I ignored it to fit a wireless card!

delboyuk2005uk;7035078

will this be wirelees like my laptop to get on my internet



No, you'll need to fit a card, or usb dongle to avoid breaking into the case.

the_gfp;7034876

Acer + Warrantysorry does not computefat chance unless you pay £1.50 a … Acer + Warrantysorry does not computefat chance unless you pay £1.50 a min or some such fee



Total b0ll0x!

billy bronco;7035882

i want just the tower, can i get something like that spec for around … i want just the tower, can i get something like that spec for around £200...?



That is only the tower, keyboard and mouse - no monitor.

No, you won't get a quad core with 4GB RAM, 750GB disk, DVD driter and Windows for anywhere close to £200.

If you prove me wrong don't forget to post it here! :thumbsup:

No8;7036753

It definitely does void the warranty - there's a seal over the side … It definitely does void the warranty - there's a seal over the side panels that, if broken, stuffs you up. I ignored it to fit a wireless card!



Its a PC, its meant to be upgraded, i very much doubt it would invalidate your warranty.

Ive had sealed PC's before from Medion and Targa and they were fine about upgrades as were Dell which dont have void stickers, i did ask beforehand mind and none of them had a problem

Cackles;7029519

You could whack a graphics card in it and take the RAM up to 8GB if you … You could whack a graphics card in it and take the RAM up to 8GB if you wanted to, that would make it a decent enough machine for gaming.Its a quad core 2.5ghz. As long as it has a PCI-E x16 slot, lets assume it does because what mobo nowadays doesnt?The only thing that it wouldnt be suitable for would be overclocking, but I dont even overclock my quad core with 8GB RAM, simply dont need to.



DragonChris;7032045

Looks like a cracking machine, I could see it playing games very easily … Looks like a cracking machine, I could see it playing games very easily without additional GFX cards (on low detail).



It is going to need a better GPU to run most modern games. Secondly the power supply unit will limit the choice of card and certainly coupled with additional overclocking. If its just a 300-350w unit which is most likely then you wont be able to fit anything faster than a radeon 4670 really

No8;7036763

No, you'll need to fit a card, or usb dongle to avoid breaking into the … No, you'll need to fit a card, or usb dongle to avoid breaking into the case.



How much would the card cost?

Do any pc base unit have wireless in them straight out the box?

I’d only buy Acer Inc. (Group’s) machine if cost of non-proprietary components + soft was lower.

This group of companies (Acer, Gateway, Packard Bell, eMachines) has the worst reputation and highest cc (both MC & Visa) chargeback rate in the UK (pc-manufacturers).

delboyuk2005uk;7039474

How much would the card cost?Do any pc base unit have wireless in them … How much would the card cost?Do any pc base unit have wireless in them straight out the box?


Not many at all. Cards are less than a tenner or so.

Adamo;7042400

Not many at all. Cards are less than a tenner or so.



Where can I get one from?

Loads of USB ones on Ebay for £1.50

cool do they work well or best to go for a internal one

I dunno m8 to be honest

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Hi there good folks

If one wanted to replace the graphics card in this machine would that be easy to do (i.e can you disable the onboard one) and can anybody recommend a good one and whether the PSU could handle it or would that have to be swapped out as well?

Thanks for an info.

Think this thread has dyed down now.

Would love to build my own pc but would not know where to start

sounds like a fab deal :thumbsup:

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If your interested the following gives a good break down on the chip:

neoseeker.com/Art…ew/

I was torn between this and the other ebuyer deal

hotukdeals.com/ite…e=3

But went for this as it is a quieter machine as that is important if you work on it for 14 hrs a day.
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