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£399 - spec me

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by narley, 26 Feb 2006.

  1. narley

    Gangster

    Joined: 5 Nov 2004

    Posts: 105

    Location: Plymouth

    can any 1 spec me a budget pc for £399, its for my GF and she uses it of office and internet

    cheers
     
    Last edited: 26 Feb 2006
  2. Ricochet J

    Capodecina

    Joined: 29 Jun 2004

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    Woah! Edit your post, before someone does some serious bannage to your account. If you want to know why read the FAQ.
     
  3. narley

    Gangster

    Joined: 5 Nov 2004

    Posts: 105

    Location: Plymouth

    cheers
     
  4. RandomTom

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 28 Sep 2004

    Posts: 8,541

    I'd say have a look in MM at a great priced dell but I can't, I'd say yes go for the dell, just make sure she doesn't beat you up when she realises she's got a celeron.
     
  5. basmic

    PermaBanned

    Joined: 10 Apr 2004

    Posts: 13,144

    Location: Darlington, County Durham

    What specs are the system?
     
  6. Dace

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 15 Mar 2005

    Posts: 2,367

    Location: Long Eaton, Nottingham

    This will probably be ok for her.

    CA-001-OP Optronix Midi Tower Case Bundle Kit (Keyboard, Mouse & Speakers included) - Black/Silver 400w PSU (CA-001-OP) 1
    £29.95 £29.95
    MB-054-GI Gigabyte K8N51GMF nForce 6100 Micro ATX (Socket 754) PCI-Express Motherboard (MB-054-GI) 1
    £39.95 £39.95
    OS-001-MS Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition inc. SP2 - OEM (OS-001-MS) 1
    £50.95 £50.95
    CP-138-AM AMD Sempron 64 2800+ 1.6GHz (Socket 754) CPU - Retail (CP-138-AM) 1
    £45.95 £45.95
    HD-015-IB Hitachi Deskstar 7K80 80GB ATA-133 2MB Cache - OEM (0A30210) (HD-015-IB) 1
    £30.95 £30.95
    MO-008-OK OcUK Value L1562S 15" LCD Monitor - Silver/Black (MO-008-OK) 1
    £94.95 £94.95
    MY-002-OK OcUK Value 512MB PC3200 184pin DDR Memory (MY-002-OK) 1
    £19.95 £19.95
    CD-002-SA Samsung SH-D162 DVD-ROM (Black) - OEM (CD-002-SA) 1
    £11.95 £11.95
    Subtotal £324.60
    Shipping (City Link Parcel Next Day (Delivered Mon-Fri)) £12.95
    VAT £59.08
    Total £396.63
     
  7. MikeTimbers

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 7,405

    Location: New Eltham, London

    Always remember that Dells are not always upgradeable. Often, yo will be buying an integrated graphics motherboard with very weak capabilities which cannot be upgraded. You won't be able to fit a better graphics card without buying a new motherboard, the case will not allow a standard motherboard so now you need a new case and the power supply is proprietary and will need to be changed as well.

    If you genuinely intend to never change any part of the computer, buy a Dell. Otherwise buy from someone else.
     
  8. narley

    Gangster

    Joined: 5 Nov 2004

    Posts: 105

    Location: Plymouth

    thanks will show her...... :D
     
  9. Explicit

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 11 Feb 2006

    Posts: 2,186

    Good work, that should be fine for M$ Office and internet browsing.
     
  10. ACESHIGH

    Mobster

    Joined: 17 Aug 2005

    Posts: 4,305

    definitely better to go for this than any dell.


    or if you want to get a premade system from OcUK ...

    "Primo Complete" AMD Sempron 64 2600 1.6GHz DDR System (FS-014-OK)
    A compact PC system offering quite incredible value, the Primo AMD Sempron 64 1.6GHz is built around the popular Asus Vintage-AE1 DDR Desktop Barebones System. Providing more performance than most people will ever need the Primo is ideal for home or office use. Whilst the price is low the Primo uses only the very best hardware. This complete system is capable of many task such as office work, DVD playback and games, plus is internet ready.
    - AMD Sempron 64 2600 1.6GHz Retail CPU with 128KB L2 Cache
    - AMD Sempron approved CPU Cooler
    - 256MB OcUK PC3200 DDR Memory
    - Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 8 40GB 2MB Cache Hard Drive
    - Samsung DVD-ROM
    - 3 1/2 Inch Floppy Drive
    - On-Board 2D/3D Graphics
    - On-Board AC'97 Audio
    - Integrated 10/100Mbps LAN
    - 250W PSU
    - Hyundai 17" Q770S CRT Monitor
    - Logitech Internet Pro Keyboard (Black)
    - Logitech S96 Optical Mouse (Black)
    - Logitech S100 10W RMS Stereo Speakers (Black)
    - Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Pre-Install & Supplied with CD/License
    *
    Price:**£370.07*Including VAT
     
  11. GAMEfreak

    Hitman

    Joined: 16 Nov 2005

    Posts: 759

    Location: Newry, Northern ireland

    yeah and its thats a socket 939 sempron, your in luck because they tend to overclock very nicely indeed :), so if she wants to play games now and again you could get her a second hand graphics card for £80 from the MM at a later date, and with the cpu overclocked it should run most games fine.
     
  12. Dace

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 15 Mar 2005

    Posts: 2,367

    Location: Long Eaton, Nottingham

    A Socket 939 Sempron? That sounds interesting, where exactly can I buy those?
     
  13. deadeyedic30

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 28 Jan 2005

    Posts: 1,545

    Location: Too Far from a good woman

    They ain't out yet as far as i know.