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cheap desktop pc needed

Hi am in the market for a cheapish desktop pc

need a monitor and base unit....

i suppose i could buy the keyboard and mouse seperatly (if its cheaper) but not sure about all the other cabling thats required?

i have a copy of XP so i can install that myself if necessary, not to bothered about the size of the hard-drive etc

where is a good place to look??

thanks

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If you want a basic pc (not new) have a look on [url]www.bigpockets.co.uk[/url] they have some cheap ones on there.

But all comes down to what you want the computer for in the first place

Original Poster

thanks mate

they are all used on there with only a 3 month warranty....im not sure if thats a good idea?

there seems to be many P4 3GHZ on there but im abit confused by the models and processors...

can anybody tell me what the difference is between these two processors please:

bigpockets.co.uk/pro…tor

and

cgi.e b a y.co.uk/Del…m14

thanks

Why not buy this and add a monitor.

Good set of components just waiting for you to install an operating system on it.

ebuyer.com/pro…624

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guilbert53;6460676

Why not buy this and add a monitor.Good set of components just waiting … Why not buy this and add a monitor.Good set of components just waiting for you to install an operating system on it.http://www.ebuyer.com/product/173624



thanks mate

the system i curently have (about 4-5 years old) says it is a packard bell celeron 2.8 ghz, 480 RAM

obviously the system you showed me has ALOT more RAM and i know this is better, but doesnt it have the same processor, and isnt this out of date now, since mine is so old already??

if i bought a monitor (around £60-£70 for acer 19") would it come with all the cables and conectors to get this up and running (since it already comes with mouse and keyboard) ?

im looking £300 if i bought this (with monitor), abit over budget to be honest but if it is a really good spec pc then i'd consider buying it eg does it have a very good graphics card? etc etc


i know that a 750 GB hard drive and 4GB RAM is more than i'll ever need though.

again thanks for your help...

for £220 you arent going to get a "very good graphics card" its propbably integrated card so intel gma

Original Poster

thanks

so is £300 a reasonable price for a desktop pc these days, with a 1 year gaurantee?

i was hoping to pay between £150-£200 for a complete system but i guess if i want something decent, i'll have to pay more than that....

£300 for a very low end setup yeh guess so, and you saving on OS so i guess it does help a little

Original Poster

teshnit;6469653

£300 for a very low end setup yeh guess so, and you saving on OS so i … £300 for a very low end setup yeh guess so, and you saving on OS so i guess it does help a little



a friend of mine paid £200 for a base unit (local computer shop)

3.2 ghz dual core

320 gb HDD

IGB RAM

i think thats the spec, no operating system but one years gaurantee....

just the base unit, no keyboard, mouse or monitor.....

do you think thats a good price? im just not sure about going to such a small retailer though, what do you think??

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steven gerrard;6470702

a friend of mine paid £200 for a base unit (local computer shop)3.2 ghz … a friend of mine paid £200 for a base unit (local computer shop)3.2 ghz dual core320 gb HDDIGB RAMi think thats the spec, no operating system but one years gaurantee....just the base unit, no keyboard, mouse or monitor.....do you think thats a good price? im just not sure about going to such a small retailer though, what do you think??


its not a great price really. its ok and benefits from local assistance if it goes wrong which is a good thing imho
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