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    Price check on a system please.....

    Hi guys,

    You lot know what you're talking about on hardware and I'm out of the loop at the moment. My sister has been quoted £360 for the base unit below. Is it a decent deal or not?

    Core 2 Duo E4300
    1GB PC4200 DDR-2
    256MB Palit GeForce 7600GT
    160GB SATA II Hard Drive
    16x DVD-RW
    8 Channel on board audio
    Case has 400watt PSU and 8 USB ports

    Thanks for your help.


    Edit: Sorry forgot to add that it doesn't include an OS but does include 1 Years Return To Base warranty.
    Last edited by Jodo; 24-03-2007 at 03:52 PM.

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    you could build it for about 20-30 quid less on scan but thats an alright price

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    Whilst I think its a good price, the first thing I would do is check the PSU, and if its a noname or QTec one, replace it straight away

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    Thank you both for your input....Lol, is QTec really that bad ?

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    There's bad, and then there's Q-Tec. Considering how little decent PSUs cost these days, its a surprise so few people use them...

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    definately avoid qtec and no name PSU's. You won't be saving much, you'd gain from spending a few more £'s for a better PSU. Q-Tec redefine's 'bad'..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jodo View Post
    Thank you both for your input....Lol, is QTec really that bad ?
    Put Q-tec in the search box. I dare ya
    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    Put Q-tec in the search box. I dare ya
    I just did, and it set on fire
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    stupid betond belief.
    You owe it to yourself to click here really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave87 View Post
    Whilst I think its a good price, the first thing I would do is check the PSU, and if its a noname or QTec one, replace it straight away



    Just read all the posts on Q-Tec made me laugh
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    I just did, and it set on fire
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    Is it me or is there no mainboard in that spec? Also, are you planning on overclocking the PC or not?

    Go with a Corsair, Seasonic or Tagan PSU, alot of users on the forum say good things about them. Using a seasonic myself and I have no complaints

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    Is it me or is there no mainboard in that spec?
    Sorry missed that out! Mainboard is an MSI P4M890M-L

    Socket 775 / Core 2 Duo Support / HD 8 Channel Audio / DDR2 533 / 1066MHz FSB / SATA / PCI-E

    Let me guess, that's why it's a decent price?

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    MSI boards are fine for a desktop machine, very stable, usualy have plenty of features - its hard to go wrong with one.
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    My biggest concern would be, how long do they take to deliver?

    One thing I've recently been burnt on is going for the cut price people who are advertising decent components, only to find 2 months later, still no PC

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    They have said delivery will be in 7 working days for this system because all components are in stock.
    She had him recommended to her by a friend who got her system fast and had had no problems, so they seem to be okay.

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