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want new pc
show user profile  STRAT
hi fellers. need some advice please, specially from peeps in UK.

I'mma doing a fair bit of private work on the side and decided i definately need a computer to do it on :P

I'm not looking for rendering power as i have the use of a bank of dual xeons in work. I just want a fast powerfull desktop computer i can do modelling and test rendering with at home.

1 gig of ram would suit me fine, and dont need top of the range graphics cards or any thing. dont need all the bells and whistles. just a nice powerfull pc i can use at home for all but rendering.

and i'd like to pop into my local computer shop and buy off the shelf if poss.

i got a budget of £1000 and may need to buy it in as early as next week.

any advice pls?


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12/1/2005 6:54:06 AM (last edit: 12/1/2005 6:54:40 AM)
show user profile  STRAT
Twitt posted me these 2 links.

looks cool. any comments?


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12/1/2005 6:58:37 AM (last edit: 12/1/2005 7:03:22 AM)
show user profile  geoffneck
You will definately get what you are looking for with £1K.

Buy Computer Shopper and get a low down on the latest Crimble bargains.

Look for:

Serial ATA Hard Drive
1Gig RAM minimum (see if you can get 1 stick of 1Gig RAM to future proof)
PCI-Express (not too necessary at the moment, but will again keep you future proof)
64 Bit processor (for multi-tasking in windows using several apps)
DVD writer to back up all your work

I usually make my own so can't really recommend shops online...

Dell have been kicking out some good price PC's and usually get good customer service and warranty... they also have good bundled LCD monitors

I've used many a time buying bits and they have an excellent service

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12/1/2005 7:03:07 AM (last edit: 12/1/2005 7:03:07 AM)
show user profile  STRAT
and i'm definately NOT looking for a TFT monitor


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12/1/2005 7:04:33 AM (last edit: 12/1/2005 7:04:33 AM)
show user profile  Dave
Great... now I want a new PC.

£1,000 is more than enough man, you already know what you want, and you've got the cash to get it. Those ones Twitt gave you from ebay seem very decent. And like geoffneck has said, Dell usually pretty decent machines for a very decent price, nothing "WOW!"... but it suits what you're after perfectly.

"I flew over Egypt once"

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12/1/2005 7:54:37 AM (last edit: 12/1/2005 7:54:37 AM)
show user profile  dd
buy from interwebsystems and then hit yourself over the head with a hammer

DONT DO IT they have no ferking clue about computers and no idea about customer support, every fault is blamed on the end user.

look at the feed back and go all the way back too

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12/1/2005 8:30:57 AM (last edit: 12/1/2005 8:30:57 AM)
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