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Best Place To Buy New Pc


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#1 dragon18007

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Posted 25 August 2008 - 02:32 PM

Hi

I have read alot of the post and most of you like to build your own PC but do you guys know of any place that are good at supplying custom build pc's at a reasonable price?? I dont have the time and just too lazy to learn how to build one lol.

I checked out http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/ and they seem ok but are there any other ones??

The PC i have at the moment is a dell but I dont think i want to go back with them.

any help would be great.
p.s on pcspecialist you can select either AMD or intel and either Crossfire or SLI ( i take it crossfire is just for ATI graphics cards and Crossfire is Nvidia) whats the actual different between them?? and DDR2 and DDR3 is just different speeds of ram where DDR3 is better because its faster?

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Posted 25 August 2008 - 04:10 PM

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Posted 25 August 2008 - 07:07 PM

thanks but thats an american site, it does say it ships to UK but would rather get something from this side of the pond as it will be a different power etc and if something goes wrong the hastle of shipping it back over there.

I also checked out alienware and they have nice ones but very expensive, my budget is 2000 - 2500 or so, all depends.

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Posted 25 August 2008 - 10:21 PM

Your best bet for quality is to go with a boutique builder, one that caters to the performance market. Some boutique builders have more reasonably priced models. I typically avoid Alienware, they're basically Dell PC's with more horsepower. You can always build the PC yourself and save some cash.

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#5 dragon18007

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Posted 27 August 2008 - 02:02 PM

are alienware Dell? didnt know that. im gonna keep searching and see if I can find a site that I can customise a pc

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Posted 27 August 2008 - 03:20 PM

hi,,, try pc world,,, look online for what you want then go to the local shop,,,, if they have something you want then get it,,, pc world do not argue or try to fob you off if there is an issue with your pc,,, they give you a new one or your money back,,, they were slaghterd on watch dog a couple of years ago, the CEO got the sack and the new CEO gave orders to change or refund anything,,, even opend software,,,, do not even think about getting a compy from Mesh,,, very good spec for the money,,, but type into google,, mesh computer problems and you will know why,,, you could also look on sites like ebuyer for good deals on some pc's,,, you can also get some good spec pc's on flea bay,,, but im always worried about warrenties etc if you get one of there. Also have a look at Medion,,, they make some top spec pc's for real good money,,, fully loaded with all the latest goodies for around 700 - 800,, very good deals,,, if you post on a UK site called "computer active" you will get more help on english pc makers there,,,,
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Posted 27 August 2008 - 06:08 PM

Thanks fiqqis41
I was hoping you were going to see this topic

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Posted 28 August 2008 - 12:02 PM

lol,,,, johnny on the spot eh Mark,,,,, people in the uk seem frightend to use the large retail stores, even though they buy in bulk, so the prices are more competative as they have heard of all the nightmares that some people have had trying to get something changed or fixed,,,, i always find, its a good idea to print off a copy of the UK sales of goods act 1974, amended in 2002, and take it with you and hand it over to the person giving you a bs story,,,, satisfaction garanteed,,,,lol
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Posted 28 August 2008 - 06:28 PM

thanks guys, i'll check out the links and see whats there.

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Posted 28 August 2008 - 07:20 PM

any help would be great.
p.s on pcspecialist you can select either AMD or intel and either Crossfire or SLI ( i take it crossfire is just for ATI graphics cards and Crossfire is Nvidia) whats the actual different between them?? and DDR2 and DDR3 is just different speeds of ram where DDR3 is better because its faster?


ATI Crossfire and Nvida SLI is a newer technolgy where you can run two video cards at the same time. To get this all you need to do is get a SLI ready motherboard and I have noticed price drops on them lately. Now just because you can run two video cards does not mean that you will need two you can just get one video card. I think that if you are going to get a new board go for one that is SLI or Crossfire ready. I myself shop at newegg.com or tigerdirect although I know there are many resources. I don't know if you would want to that since you are from the UK but the facts of the board still remain the same. If you are new to system building and want to avoid drastic costs then you may be interested in a barebones system. check out some barebones frome tigerdirect here now remember to figure in all the other components that you will need, also watch out for max memory supported because you don't want to get stuck with something that supports only 2gb because in a few years you will be wanting at least 4gb. Anyways take it easy I am going to watch the elections.
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Posted 29 August 2008 - 12:12 AM

If you want to use Crossfire or SLI, you will need a motherboard that supports one or the other AND two exact graphics cards that supports it. Both allow for the combination of cards (2, 3, 4, or more) to be combined to make for a powerful graphics system. SLI and Crossfire are very similar to the end user. Some games scale better than others with SLI or Crossfire.

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