Need a new pc, advice needed

VTEC_ECK

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Basicly i need a new machine as my current one is years old and really cack. I dont know that much about the internals of pc's or really anything else do do with computers for that matter. I have around £400 to spend and really dont need a top spec pc, really only one that will allow me to use the internet, a decent amount of memory for music etc and a decent processor. No gaming reqiurements at all. I was thinking of a dell number for around the above price but then began to wonder if i could get more for my dosh if i were to buy the components seperately and build my own. Any advice or info from all you tech heads out there will be much appreciated..

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Hi mate Dell PC's are very good and used by many buisnesses/homes all across the UK,
However I used to build PC's part time and make a little extra money, and i belive you may get a better PC, But less support
Also Try ebay as there are many companies selling good complete systems on there, Also if you don't require a monitor you could get a better spec system for your money

Hope this helps mate
Michael
 

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For what you get they aren't really that cheap, just my opinion, but if you want it then get it :)
 

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fspm said:
Hi mate Dell PC's are very good and used by many buisnesses/homes all across the UK
They are used in many businesses and homes over the country...I'm on one right now at work but to be honest, I think they're absolute crap. They're nothing but trouble. They aren't used for much else at work than using them for point of sale software and they're all buggy. 2 of them restart at random, software doesn't always want to load on 1 and the keyboard has been known to work fine one minute and stops the next on another machine too amongst other things.

They're not even that old and I've checked them over with a fine tooth comb and even formatted one but it doesn't help.

The firm we've had our point of sale software from has told us they're now avoiding selling their software to anyone with Dell machines because of all the problems they get reported back to them because they offer general PC support too.
 

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In my use dell pc's have been fine, but hey can't all be good.
Like everything else you get what you pay for
Michael
 

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fspm said:
In my use dell pc's have been fine, but hey can't all be good.
Like everything else you get what you pay for
Michael
Ironically, the PC with the most problems is the most expensive there.
 

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VTEC, m8, have to say that my expierences with Dell (through work) have always been good, if your a novice then their support will help you loads. However, if you're a little more adventurous, then you will be able to get a 'bigger bang' for your bucks. Although the world of computer components can be a little daunting, its worth it, have a good look around, do some reading and narrow down what your after. If your not too keen on building a complete machine yourself (it's not that difficult, but I'd always recommend having someone on hand who you can ask/help etc the first time), why not get a bare bones system and add to it/customize it yourself, ie; add a bigger hard drive, network card, dvd burner etc....
have a look around, a few places I'd recommend are:
Aria
EBuyer
Stak

Have fun....
 

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Agree Dell are good and there are plenty around you can nick the ram from the one you use at work or even better someone elses ha ha.However self build is the way to go.
 

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New PC?

I found this site mate, they're the best I can find. If you're not gonna build your own I'd give these guys a go. They even let you spec your motherboard and cooling system then just ship it out to you, it looks like you also get a two year warranty for a fiver. And it's all in plain English!!!
http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/
 
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