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    Hi

    Just a little advise please.

    I am thinking about getting this.

    novatech.co.uk/nov…tml - £189.98


    novatech.co.uk/nov…tml - £44.99

    novatech.co.uk/nov…tml - £14.99

    novatech.co.uk/nov…tml - £9.98

    amazon.co.uk/Ben…8-1 - £107.99

    Should I get win 7 32 or 64 bit? It's for my father, and although he used to do a bit of Photoshop, he was only ever working with JPEG's. I've also heard 64bit Photoshop is not very good. Other than that, surfing the web and word docs etc.

    I know I can most probably get lesser spec cheaper, but what I really would like help on is:

    1. Should I look at Intel Core Duo E6700 instead of AMD Athlon II X4 640 Quad Core Processor?

    Are the optical drives for £14.99 all much the same?

    Is the monitor I've chosen ok for the price, or can I do better? I was originally looking to get the monitor to show TV, but my father has dropped the idea.


    Total price as it stands is £367.93 + the relevant power/data cables for 1 optical drive and 2 hdd drives ( i have a 500gb drive I'm gonna donate).


    I've never done this before, so I'm not interested in saving £20-£30 and doing a complete self build. I just want to know if I'm gonna end up with a reasonable bit of kit for the money.

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    Novatech Barebone Bundle - AMD II X4 640 Quad Core - 4GB DDR3 1333Mhz - AMD 760G Motherboard With Onboard ATI Radeon 3000- 4 Bay ATX Tower Case & PSU - £189.98


    Samsung Spin Point F3 SATAII 1TB 32MB Cache Hard Drive <8.9ms 7200rpm - OEM - £44.99



    LiteOn IHAS124-19 24x DVD+/-RW SATA Black - OEM - £14.99


    Novatech 3.5" ALLINONE Card Reader With External E-Sata Port - Black - £9.98

    BenQ G2222HDL 21.5-inch Widescreen LED Back-Light Monitor (Full-HD, DVI-D, Glossy Black, 2ms,) - £107.99



    Should I get win 7 32 or 64 bit? It's for my father, and although he used to do a bit of Photoshop, he was only ever working with JPEG's. I've also heard 64bit Photoshop is not very good. Other than that, surfing the web and word docs etc.

    I know I can most probably get lesser spec cheaper, but what I really would like help on is:

    1. Should I look at Intel Core Duo E6700 instead of AMD Athlon II X4 640 Quad Core Processor?

    Are the optical drives for £14.99 all much the same?

    Is the monitor I've chosen ok for the price, or can I do better? I was originally looking to get the monitor to show TV, but my father has dropped the idea.


    Total price as it stands is £367.93 + the relevant power/data cables for 1 optical drive and 2 hdd drives ( i have a 500gb drive I'm gonna donate).


    I've never done this before, so I'm not interested in saving £20-£30 and doing a complete self build. I just want to know if I'm gonna end up with a reasonable bit of kit for the money.


    Sorry for double post, but I couldn't manage to post links in first posting.
    Edited by: "Lyrrad" 4th Feb 2011

    If you are going to donate a 500Gb drive do you need to buy a 1Tb drive as well ?

    1.5Tb is a lot of disk space, and if all he is mostly going to do is a bit of photoshop and general web surfing then 500Gb should be enough.

    You could then get a 1Tb external drive as a backup device, thus having his data in two places rather than it all being inside the one PC case.
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