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    advice on a bespoke PC

    HI guys need some advice, I've had my PC now for about 5 years so I would now like to get a new one, all I need is the actual PC, I'm happy with my printer, screen, etc etc (i dont need a OS) I mainly use my pc for video editing etc I'm not a massive gamimg fantic but I do like t play every now and then.
    I've come across 2 web site out of loads that will build a bespoke PC and they seem well priced but I'm not sure if they are?
    any positive advice would be much appriecated.
    in advance many thanks
    pcspecialist.co.uk and dinopc.com
    this is a quick spec I did earlier

    Processor (CPU) INTEL® Core 2 Duo E6700 (2 X 2.66GHz) 1066MHz FSB/4MB L2 Cache
    Memory (RAM) 2048 MB CORSAIR DDR2 667MHz - LIFETIME WARRANTY! (2x1GB)
    Motherboard ASUS® P5ND2 SE: DUAL DDR2, S-ATA, x16 VGA, 2 PCI/3 PCI-E
    Operating System NO OPERATING SYSTEM REQUIRED
    USB Options 6 x USB 2.0 PORTS (4 REAR + 2 FRONT) AS STANDARD
    Memory - 1st Hard Disk 400GB SERIAL ATA II HARD DRIVE WITH 16MB CACHE (7200rpm)
    2nd Hard Disk NONE
    1st CD/DVD Drive 20x DVD±RW/RAM/Dual Layer + Lightscribe (48 x CD-RW) 2nd CD/DVD Drive 16X DVD ROM WITH 48X CD ROM
    Graphics Card 512MB GEFORCE 8600GT PCI Express + DVI + TV-OUT
    2nd Graphics Card NONE
    Sound Card Sound Blaster® Audigy® SE with 7.1 Surround Sound: £15
    Modem NONE, I WILL BE USING BROADBAND
    Network Facilities ONBOARD 10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT (ETHERNET)
    Floppy Disk Drive NONE
    Memory Card Reader NONE
    Case Stylish Silver/Black Sigma case + 2 front USB
    Power Supply & Case Cooling 500W (Peak) Quiet Dual Rail PSU + 120mm Case Fan (£25)
    Processor Cooling SUPER QUIET 19 dBA INTEL CPU COOLER

    This all came £645 inc vat and del and 1 year pick up and return support

    2 Comments

    nice spec...if it were me I'd price the components on the web just to see if it was VFM.

    Its ok value for money - nothing special, the bill of parts minus the case&psu is under £500 delivered from a retailer such as ebuyer, and a suitable case/psu would cost under £50 so you are paying ~£100 for assembly/delivery.

    Personally I'd self build, you generally end up with better warranties (5yr on hdd etc) and you can custom choose every item yourself (for example, I'd get a different graphics card and case/psu to those listed, I'd probably also not bother with the Audigy SE over the on-board sound - get a X-Fi or better if you are going to pay for a soundcard on top of the onboard one).
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