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    Desktop Base Unit For Around £400 or £500 With A Monitor

    Looking for a bit of advise, guys and girl.

    I've been searching for a while for a new desktop and I'm in two, or five, minds as to the best purchase.

    At the moment I'm using an emachines with 1gb of ram and 250gb hdd, which I've had for around three years and it's been doing the job effectively....until recent months. It runs Football Manager fine and I don't even play on that too much anymore.

    I've been checking HUKDs' website for the last month or so and a few computers have caught my eye.

    Zoostorm - ebuyer.com/pro…495
    Acer - ebuyer.com/pro…710
    Dell - hotukdeals.com/ite…md-
    Dell again - hotukdeals.com/ite…-am
    HP - comet.co.uk/sho…206?

    My budget for the base unit is around £400 and then buying a monitor for around £100, unless I can get a package deal.
    I'm not too fussed about more than one year's warranty as that seems to bump up the price. Looking for it to have Windows 7 installed.

    If any of you guys wouldn't mind having a quick look and advising me which one I should opt for, or even recommend something I haven't posted, that would be a great help as I have a limited knowledge of computers.

    Also, are Acer and Dell really that bad? I've read a lot of bad reviews but I suppose most people will only post if there is a problem, rather than praise.

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    hp is probably the most reliable but up to you, sorry couldnt be of more help

    [url]www.meshcomputers.com[/url]

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    Links now in full.

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    I think I've found a decent desktop and looking into things, I fancy installing Linux Mint.

    Any opinions on whether this a good deal, and a good idea, would be greatly appreciated. :thumbsup:

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    I think I've found a decent desktop and looking into things, I fancy … I think I've found a decent desktop and looking into things, I fancy installing Linux Mint. Any opinions on whether this a good deal, and a good idea, would be greatly appreciated. :thumbsup:]http://www.ebuyer.com/product/176490



    Unless you've used Linux before I wouldn't plan on having that as your main OS. Assume you're going to spend £70 on a copy of Windows and if you do get on with Linux then consider the money saved as a bonus.

    It's a shame there's no eSATA port but as it's a desktop it'll be easy enough to add one if you need one, apart from that it looks ok.

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    Thanks for the information, Endless Waves. I'll look into an eSATA port.
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