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Help needed in finding a budget but decent PC =)

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Found 11th Mar 2010
looking for a good computer (if possible) and with a £300 budget. only need base unit as have a monitor, and needed for the usual, web browsing, films and some games (mainly football manager) so if anyone can help then it will be greatly appreciated =)

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im also looking for something similar for a friend...

£309.99 I know its a refurb but it does have a 12 month warranty.

pcworld.co.uk/gbu…tml

I have got this pc (got it christmas eve when pc world were selling off display models )and i really like it , the on board graphic card is very good (for on board graphics)for basic gaming .Some people will go on about vista no doubt but i don't mind it .I got a laptop 5 years ago as a refurb from pc world and still going strong and it was like new

Ebuyer Extra Value PC ]HERE.

£299.93 inc vat and del. No Operating system though, so you would have to supply and install your own but plenty of deals around for Windows 7 which works well on this.

Processor
Intel Core i3-530 Processor 2.93GHz,
4MB Cache

Memory
3GB DDR3
Memory Slot: 2 x DIMM

Hard Drive
500GB SATA II Hard Drive

Optical Drive
Super multi DVDRW

Software
Operating System: None

Display
Monitor Not Included

Graphics
Dedicated Intel HD Graphics (Core i3-530)

Input Devices
Keyboard and Optical Mouse

Networking
Network Interface: 10/100M LAN, Realtek® RTL8101E

Dimensions
Depth 450mm
Width 180mm
Height 360mm

Interfaces
1 set 7.1 channel Audio jacks (6 jacks)
1 x PS/2 keyboard port
1 x S/PDIF
1 x Serial port
6 x USB 2.0 ports
1 x RJ45 LAN port
1 x DVI port
1 x HDMI port

Warranty
1 Year Manufacturer Warranty

Try this: ACER Aspire Revo R3600 with HDMI - £129.92 DELIVERED
hotukdeals.com/ite…-wi

Intel Atom 230 1.6GHz
1GB
160GB
HDMI
nvidia ION Graphics
Linux

Note: this comes with Linux pre-installed. You can get XP and getting it going in no time.

Original Poster

BulldogNo1;8084855

Ebuyer Extra Value PC ]HERE.£299.93 inc vat and del. No Operating system … Ebuyer Extra Value PC ]HERE.£299.93 inc vat and del. No Operating system though, so you would have to supply and install your own but plenty of deals around for Windows 7 which works well on this.Processor Intel Core i3-530 Processor 2.93GHz, 4MB CacheMemory 3GB DDR3Memory Slot: 2 x DIMM Hard Drive 500GB SATA II Hard DriveOptical Drive Super multi DVDRWSoftware Operating System: NoneDisplay Monitor Not IncludedGraphicsDedicated Intel HD Graphics (Core i3-530)Input Devices Keyboard and Optical MouseNetworking Network Interface: 10/100M LAN, Realtek® RTL8101EDimensions Depth 450mm Width 180mm Height 360mmInterfaces 1 set 7.1 channel Audio jacks (6 jacks) 1 x PS/2 keyboard port 1 x S/PDIF 1 x Serial port 6 x USB 2.0 ports 1 x RJ45 LAN port 1 x DVI port 1 x HDMI portWarranty 1 Year Manufacturer Warranty



looks gd, just need to find a cheap windows operating system now.

Try this Dell link ]HERE.
I've also put a seperate post for it on hotukdeals ]HERE, so you may get some additional feedback as to how good it is.
Looks quite a good spec for £299 inc vat & shipping and comes with Windows 7 Home Premium already installed.

Spec:
Components
Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core Processor E5400 (2.70GHz, 800FSB, 2MB cache)
4096MB Dual Channel DDR3 1066MHz [4x1024] Memory
640GB (7200rpm) SATA Hard Drive
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64bit - English
Integrated Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator X4500 Graphics
Microsoft® Works 9.0 / English - (Does not include Microsoft® Word)
1 year of coverage included with your PC
McAfee® Security Centre - 15 Month Protection - English
Display Not Included
DVD +/- RW Drive (read/write CD & DVD) with DVD Burn software
Dell™ USB Entry Keyboard - UK/Irish (QWERTY)
Dell 2 Button USB Scroll Optical Mouse - Black
Integrated 7.1 channel audio
19-in-1 Media Card reader
No Modem
Piano Black colour
Accessories
DataSafe Online Backup 2GB 1 year
Also Includes
No Accidental Damage Support
D035603a
Inspiron Desktop 560 Minitower Order - UK
Inspiron Desktop 560 Resource DVD (Diagnostic & Drivers)
1 year of coverage included with your PC
Datasafe Local 2.0 Basic
English Documentation
No Speakers (Speakers are required to hear audio from your system)
2 Meter Power Cord - UK
One free Dell Expert call to help with your PC queries within 60 days of purchase

sal613;8088838

looks gd, just need to find a cheap windows operating system now.



If you teach or have children at school / college you can purchase Office 2007 Standard (upgradable to Office 2010 for free when it is released in full) for £38.99 inc vat & del or Windows 7 Professional upgrade for £42.95 from ]HERE.

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