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Help Please!! Need a new PC for around £400. Have got 2 in mind - comments welcomed!!

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Found 29th Jul 2010
My desktop PC has finally been laid to rest after many years of hard labour. I'm now on a lookout for a replacement and have found two that may fit my requirements (see post below for links).
I mainly use my PC for photo editing, video conversion, downloading large files and general day to day stuff. I may use it for games now and then.

Any comments and recommendations would be greatly appreciated!!

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iand68

Compaq or HP



Compaq are owned by HP.

Original Poster

Thanks for the reply, but was I aware of that. I just wanted some advice as to which system is best. I'm also looking at this one.
Edited by: "iand68" 29th Jul 2010

Hey, my first ever post! Back to the question, i reccommend you build a PC because you will get a lot better system for half the price and i am not exaggorating, you can get a lot off. A example of a good company where you can build online or go to one of the many shops they have in the UK is micro direct. They will go through all the different components and built it for a price of £50.


Remove Samsung 22X DVD-RW IDE Retail Kit SH-S222A/RSMN(S023210) Samsung 22X DVD-RW IDE Retail Kit SH-S222A/RSMN(S023210) £16.16
£16.16
Remove Intel CPU Core i3 540 3.06GHz Clarkdale Core LGA1156 (3 Year Manufacturer Warranty)(S026732) Intel CPU Core i3 540 3.06GHz Clarkdale Core LGA1156 (3 Year Manufacturer Warranty)(S026732) £83.97
£83.97
Remove Gainward Geforce GT220 1024MB DDR3 PCI-E HDMI DVI VGA(S025344) Gainward Geforce GT220 1024MB DDR3 PCI-E HDMI DVI VGA(S025344) £50.00
£50.00
Remove Samsung 1TB 1000GB F3 hard drive HD103SJ SATA II 300 32MB cache 7200rpm oem(S024920) Samsung 1TB 1000GB F3 hard drive HD103SJ SATA II 300 32MB cache 7200rpm oem(S024920) £40.56
£40.56
Remove Corsair memory 4GB (2x2GB) Corsair DDR3 PC3-10666 (1333) Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 9-9-9-24, 1.50V(S029884) Corsair memory 4GB (2x2GB) Corsair DDR3 PC3-10666 (1333) Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 9-9-9-24, 1.50V(S029884) £62.00
£62.00
Remove Asrock motherboard N68C-S UCC AMD AM3 AM2+ DDR3 DDR2 mATX(S029795) Asrock motherboard N68C-S UCC AMD AM3 AM2+ DDR3 DDR2 mATX(S029795) £26.34
£26.34
Remove Gigabyte case GZ-KX1 Black NO PSU(S026253) Gigabyte case GZ-KX1 Black NO PSU(S026253) £16.16
£16.16
Remove Genius Soundmaker 5.1 Value Retail(SOUGENVAL51) Genius Soundmaker 5.1 Value Retail(SOUGENVAL51) £9.98
£9.98
Remove MRI eSATA II 2CR Serial ATA II PCI Card with 2 External channelRAID 0, RAID 1 and RAID 0 + 1facility.(I/OMRIESATACR) MRI eSATA II 2CR Serial ATA II PCI Card with 2 External channelRAID 0, RAID 1 and RAID 0 + 1facility.(I/OMRIESATACR) £23.15
£23.15
Sub Total £328.32
With tax this comes to £391 add £50 for building £441. I built a quick one for you to show what you can get for your money. A PC like this from Campaq etc would cost at least £650. I added nice Ram and a good graphics card with this so you could even do gaming with it.
You get good warrantee on each component and if your computer ever goes faulty you can take the computer in and they will check the problem for free and send off any faulty objects if the warrantee hasn't run out. I prefere this to a call centre in some other country who don't know what they are doing. If you want to see more info about building go to micro direct and ask and tell them what you want. They won't rip you off or sell you more than you need.
Sorry for very long replay =)

but if you would prefere to not go through all the hassle HP are superior.

i would go for the hp, purely because i've had good experience,

just go for what the guy has built though, it looks quite good if i'm honest and for the money

iand68 - the link has disappeared. Still, I've owned a couple of Compaq lappys and they were fine.

Original Poster

Thanks for the input all. I'm not too sure about building my own. I know I can get better components this way, but I just wouldn't like to take the risk. At the moment I'm going for the HP, unless anyone can convince me otherwise!! (_;)
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