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    I am just about to buy a new pc after several years relying on my lovely laptop.

    A few questions:
    1. Anyone dealt with Ginger6? They seem to do some good deals on pcs and appear to have good reviews.

    2. Is this setup good enough for the work I do which is mostly photoshop and photo editing:

    Intel SandyBridge Core i5 i7 H67 Custom Built PC Intel SandyBridge Core i5 i7 H67 Custom Built PC
    - 00 - CPU - Intel Core i5 2500 (4x 3.3ghz) 6mb Cache
    - 00 - CPU Cooler - Artic Freezer Pro 7
    - 01 - Case - Ccivo 2003 Black Case
    - 01 - Case Fans - 2 x 12cm Black
    - 01 - Power Supply - 400w Standard
    - 02 - Motherboard Asus P8H61-M Rev 3 - Intel H61 Express Chipset
    - 03 - Memory - 8gb Kingston DDR3 1333mhz (2x 4gb)
    - 04 - Hard Drive 1 - 1.5TB SATA2 Hard Drive
    - 04 - Hard Drive 2 - ----------------
    - 04 - Hard Drive 3 - ----------------
    - 04 - Hard Drive 4 - ----------------
    - 05 - Optical Drive 1 - Dual Layer DVDRW Drive
    - 05 - Optical Drive 2 - ----------------
    - 06 - Card Reader - Multi Format Card Reader (Black)
    - 07 - Graphics - Integrated Graphics
    - 08 - PCI Slot 1 - 54mbps Wireless LAN PCI Card

    Is there anything I am missing?
    3. Is 490 pounds good value for the above setup?

    thanks for your advice

    12 Comments

    Original Poster

    davver99

    http://outlet.euro.dell.com/Online/SecondaryInventorySearch.aspx?rn=6575&SC=&c=uk&cs=ukdfh1&l=en&s=dfh


    thanks for those Davver but I am looking for something with the newer sandybridge i5 or i7 as this pc is going to have to last me a few years.

    I don't know how good the sandbridge graphics are but you could benefit from a dedicated graphics card?

    Cost of parts is around £415 - £430 depending on the case. Up to you whether you think £60-£75 is reasonable for assembling it; personally I would buy the parts myself (with a better case and perhaps targetted other components) as its a very simple build.

    Original Poster

    jah128

    Cost of parts is around £415 - £430 depending on the case. Up to you w … Cost of parts is around £415 - £430 depending on the case. Up to you whether you think £60-£75 is reasonable for assembling it; personally I would buy the parts myself (with a better case and perhaps targetted other components) as its a very simple build.


    yes, I'm looking into just buying the parts and building it myself. Not done a pc before but have disassembled and rebuilt a laptop so can't be any more difficult than that.

    any other components worth adding to the build?

    I know you said photoshop and photo editing,but if you like gaming then the Graphics & PSU are let downs on this PC.

    Original Poster

    Well, I'm a photographer so I want something that can deal with CS5 photoshop running 64 bit with very large image files but might also be doing some video editing using Premiere so need some power for that. Think possibly an 850w psu but that isn't an available option on the ginger6 selections.

    Ginger6 are a respectable company who command respect in their business area. Avoid companies like Eclipse Computers as there wre nothing but complaints against them.

    Original Poster

    okay, so I've found this pc on ebay
    http://****.co.uk/ws/…dll?ViewItem&item=310307656301&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

    anyone dealt with this company? opinion?
    Edited by: "JerrardM" 30th Mar 2011

    JerrardM

    okay, so I've found this pc on … okay, so I've found this pc on ebayhttp://****.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=310307656301&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:ITanyone dealt with this company? opinion?


    Graphics let this down as you can see in link below.
    Also it's a very poor PSU & you would need to upgrade both.
    Nice PC if you where to upgrade.

    hardwaresecrets.com/art…131

    bassman_uk

    Ginger6 are a respectable company who command respect in their business … Ginger6 are a respectable company who command respect in their business area. Avoid companies like Eclipse Computers as there wre nothing but complaints against them.



    Except do not use your own email address (use a disposable one you can access) as they sell it or have poor security. I know this for a fact cos I get scam emails to [email protected]mydomainname.co.uk ... I use this naming scheme so I know which company is either selling my email address on or has terrible security. So when emails arrive in my inbox from [email protected]mydomainname.co.uk(about my bank account with co-op whom i have no account with being frozen, me having a Nigerian uncle who has just died and I am the sole beneficiary I know it's one or both reasons.

    Which is a shame as they have some good deals and send the goods as described.

    Edited by: "dontasciime" 30th Mar 2011
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