Complete PC Package

Found 11th Oct 2006
Hi guys,

Please help, my auntie needs a new desktop/tower PC.

She only wants to spend around £300.

Can anyone help try to get best deal going?


Sebas :pirate:
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These are basic and not for gaming but will be fine for general use.

What does your auntie want from the PC?

PC Nextday
"- Intel Celeron D 3.06GHz CPU
- 80GB Hitachi Deskstar 7K80 Hard Drive
- 512MB DDR400 Micron Memory
- Philips SPD2400BM/00 16x DVDRW
- ECS Skt775, mATX, P4M800-M7 Motherboard with on board Graphics, LAN and 5.1 sound
- Silver & Black mATX Mid Tower Case 300W PSU
- 17" AOC Monitor LM-765 LCD Monitor
- Standard Keyboard & Mouse
- Microsoft Windows XP Home
- Ahead Nero 6
- Cyberlink Power DVD 6

This low price economy system is ideal for anyone who wants computing on a tight budget. It comes with everything you need for home computing including a stylish 17" LCD TFT flat panel monitor.

This system is great for general Microsoft Office tasks, surfing the Internet, watching movies and listening to music. It comes with Microsoft Windows XP Home preinstalled for easy set up.

Warranty (parts and labour): 1 year - First 30 days collect and return (system) and repair will be complete with a 3 working day turnaround. After 30 days - return to base warranty with 3-5 working day turnaround. 3 years manufacturer on-site warranty on monitor.

An upgrade to a 12 month or 3 year on-site warranty is available on this system. Please add one of the following product codes to your order when purchasing this PC to upgrade the warranty. 5010-1020 for the twelve month warranty or 5010-1030 for the 3 year warranty."


PC Nextday
"This superb value AMD based PC is ideal for business use connected to a network. Optimised for standard computing requirements such as general Microsoft Office tasks or Internet access, this system utilises the best performance-to-price ratio components available.

The K8M800-M2 chipset motherboard is at the heart of this AMD Sempron 3100+ socket 754 system providing onboard LAN, 5.1 channel surround sound and integrated 2D/3D graphics. An 80GB hard drive provides ample storage, whilst the 512MB of DDR 400 RAM will be enough to handle the vast majority of software applications with ease.

An impressive CDRW/DVD Rom combo drive offers unprecedented performance by reading CD's at up to 52X speed, reading DVD's at 16X, writing CD-R disc at super 52X and CD/RW discs at fastest 32X speed.

A durable keyboard and mouse are provided with the package. It is housed an excellent black and silver micro ATX case and features front USB ports, headphone and microphone sockets.

Perfect for use with the integrated LAN, this model comes with Microsoft Windows XP Professional Edition pre-installed to reduce set up times onto networks. Please note that no monitor is supplied with this system.

This desktop PC is perfect for anyone looking for a low cost, fantastic value PC for use on a network. It's perfect as an office terminal or education system.

This system features a 1 year return-to-base parts and labour warranty. You can also purchase an upgrade to a 1 or 3 year on-site parts and labour warranty for this PC system. Please add product code 5010-1020 to your order for the 1 year warranty, or 5010-1030 for the 3 year warranty.

All PC's listed in the PC Base Units section are shipped without a monitor but do include a keyboard and mouse. You can use this system to upgrade an existing PC installation where a monitor is already present or simply purchase your monitor of choice from our site.


Desktop Specifications

Operating Systems: Windows XP Professional Edition
Platform: PC
Orientations Allowed: Vertical
Form Factor: Micro ATX
Bays: 5.25" x 2/0, 3.5" x 2/4 (external /internal)
Colours: Black & Silver
PCI Slots (Total): 3
AGP Slots (Total): 1

Media Ports

PS/2 Keyboard Connectors: 1
PS/2 Mouse Connectors: 1
Serial Communication Ports: 1
Parallel Ports: 1
USB Ports: 6 (4 rear, 2 front)
Audio Out Jacks: 4
Line In Jacks: 1
Microphone Jacks: 1
VGA Ports: 1

Processor Specifications

Processor Brand: AMD
Processor Class: Sempron 3100+
Processor Speed: 1.8GHz
Processor Interface: Socket 754
Processors Supported: 1

RAM Memory Specifications

Memory Type: DDR
Total Memory: 512MB
Memory Speed: DDR400 (PC3200)

Hard Disk Drive Specifications

Interface: IDE ATA133
Capacity: 80GB
Speed: 7200RPM

Optical Drive Specifications

Optical Drive Type: CDRW/DVD Rom Combo
Interface: IDE
Speed: CD read up to 52X speed, writes CD-R disc up to 52X, writes CD/RW discs up to 32X speed, reads DVDs up to 16X
Media Types: CDR, CDRW & DVD

Audio Specifications

Channels: 6

Graphics Specifications

Graphics Description: Integrated 2D/3D Graphics


Communications Description: Integrated LAN Support
Interface Type: RJ-45 - Ethernet Connector
Data Transfer Rate: 10Mbps/100Mbps

Mouse Specifications

Mouse Type: Standard 2 button
Colour: Black

Keyboard Specifications

Keyboard Layout: UK layout with Euro key
Colour: Black

Warranty (parts and labour)

1 year - First 30 days collect and return (system) and repair will be complete with a 3 working day turnaround. After 30 days - return to base warranty with 3-5 working day turnaround."
PS It won't be easy at that price; I think the Dell deals are usually posted on a Thursday - you might find something posted tomorrow.
pc nextday computers are usually pretty good. most are rated 5/5 in computer shopper mag.
Thanks v much for those, will pass the links on to her and see what she thinks.

Just like to say think this site is awesome. Keep up the good work everyone. :thumbsup:
If not too late, may I suggest a look at Forums - Consumerwatch - PC Advisor

Some poor comments about PCNextDay service :-(
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