Best desktop PC for £400

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Found 29th Oct 2010
Im just wondering if anyone can help me, got a budget of £400 and wondering what the best pc i could get.
With have a monitor £400
or £300 without monitor

Its for our son who will play a few games like ship simulator, truck game and surfing the net. No high graphic games..

Thanks in advanced

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This may be of interest. Good luck.

This a reasonable deal from Dell. System unit only (plus keyboard & mouse)

System unit with a Pentium Dual Core E6500, 2Gb of memory, 320Gb hard disk, Windows 7 Home Premium for £298.45 including VAT and delivered.

On the web link below make no changes and select "Review and add to basket".


Note this is a Dell Vostro which is sold via Dell's small business section, but it is fine for home use, I bought one just a few weeks ago, plus one for my mother.

Note this PC comes with Microsoft Office 2010 Starter edition which is basically a free cut down version of Word and Excel. This is not a trial and they will work forever.

Note this Dell has a better CPU than the one posted from ebuyer above (though the rest of the components are pretty much the same). But the one from ebuyer must be old stock as it includes a trial for Office 2007 (which has been replaced by Office 2010) and it also includes Microsoft Works which Microsoft have stopped making and selling.

Edited by: "guilbert53" 29th Oct 2010

If you don't mind a factory refurbished unit sold by Dixons with a 12 month warranty this is a good one: PACKARD BELL iXtreme I5622UK Refurbished Desktop PC

The spec is:
The Packard Bell iXtreme I5622UK Refurbished Desktop PC is driven by the Intel® Core™ i3-530 Processor and runs Microsoft's 64-bit version of the Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium operating system. This stylish desktop computer also accommodates a generous 640GB hard drive and 3GB of RAM for smooth multitasking.

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Thanks will have a look at these
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