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Pc Spec - Worth it??

By MobiTec
Mar 7, 2006
  1. Hi All, hope i'm ok to post this here, couldn't really find a specific forum for it..

    basicly i'm after a new Pc as i'm getting fed up with the ongoing problems with my machine.. BSOD.. freazing.. restarting.. list goes on, and i cant seem to figure out the problem..

    so i have been looking to replace it and this is what i have come up with for the spec..

    CPU - INTEL® PENTIUM® 4 650 (64 BIT) @ 3.4GHZ 800mhz FSB/HTT/2MB
    Memory - 2048 MB DDR2-533 PC4200 WITH LIFETIME WARRANTY! (2x1GB)
    Motherboard - HIGH END ASUS®: DUAL DDR2, S-ATA, x16 slot, 3 PCI, etc
    USB - SIX USB 2.0 PORTS (4 REAR + 2 FRONT)
    Hard Drive - SATA 80 GB HARD DISK @ 7200rpm 8mb cache
    CD/DVD Writer - NONE
    Graphics Card - 512MB GEFORCE 6600 PCI Express + DVI + TV-OUT
    Sound Card - SoundBlaster Audigy 4 7.1 24-bit Player
    Network - 10/100/1000 NETWORK CARD FOR BROADBAND
    Case - Black Neon Bubble case + front USB & front Lights
    Power & Cooling - 500W (Peak) Silent Dual Rail PSU + 120mm fan & quiet CPU Cooler
    O/S - MICROSOFT® WINDOWS® XP PRO X64 (64 bit) (inc. CD & licence)
    Monitor - NONE
    Keyboard - NONE
    Mouse - NONE

    the low spec stuff and where i have said none, these will be replaced be my own current spec items (eg, HDD = Maxtor One Touch 3 Diablo 1TB, Monitor = Sony 23" LCD, Wireless Mouse / Keyboard (Microsoft Optical).. it is just a base model..

    what sort of pricing do you think it is worth?? i have been quoted £850-£925 GBP, does this sound about right??
    if not can anyone reccommend anyware cheeper (UK or Int'nal with cheep shipping to UK)

    Thanks All :)
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    ensure the memory is fully compatible with the motherboard, in other words, RTFM.

    also few programs can use windows 64. drivers for a 64 bit envirnoment are still few and far between.

    modems still have their use. I use mine as a fax only.
    glad to see you have a floppy - that's smart thinking.

    get a second hard drive as insurance to back up to.
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