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    MEsh or Evesham

    Hello,

    I have selected two computers from separate companies - Mesh and Evesham. I am considering buying either or but am finding it hard to decide!

    Here are the Specs:

    Evesham Axis 64 3200+ Choice

    Windows XP Home Edition
    160GB Serial ATA HDD (7200rpm + 8mb cache)
    512 DDR 400 (PC3200) RAM
    17" Viewsonic VP171S DVi LCD/TFT (16ms response time + 500:1 contrast ratio) - http://www.viewsonic.com/products/lcd_vp171s.htm
    52x24x52 CDRW
    Sony DWU14A-BK Multi Drive
    Sound Blaster 2 ZS
    Creative Inspire 7.1 T7700 Speakers
    Microsoft Cordless Mouse
    AMD Athlon 64 3200+ processor with HyperTransport technology
    128MB DDR ATI Radeon 9800SE All-in-Wonder graphics with TV-out & DVI
    * nb I will softmod / overclock this card to a 9800 Pro *- see overclocking section http://www.hexus.net/content/reviews...JsX3BhZ2U9MTM=
    + normal extras etc - <Edited by Agent - No warez talk please !>

    £1530 Inclusive or VAT + DEL etc

    OR

    Matrix 64 3200 E-Joy

    Case: MESH ATX MidiTower +360W PSU with tool free access
    Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition
    Motherboard Features: ASUS K8V Deluxe Athlon 64 Mainboard - 800FSB, Dual LAN, IEEE 1394, SATA
    Processor: AMD Athlon 64 3200+
    Memory: 512MB DDR RAM Corsair Memory PC3200
    Floppy + Portable Storage Options: 1.44MB Floppy Drive
    Hard Drives: 240GB (2x120GB) Serial ATA (150Mb/s) Ultra Fast Hard Drive
    Video Card: 128MB nVIDIA GeForce FX 5700 Ultra - TV Out + DVI
    Monitor 1: 18'' TFT Flat Panel - DVI & Analogue (DVI cable included) - this is a bad TFT (30ms response time and 400:1 contrast) - i may downgrade this to a better 17" TFT
    Optical Drives: SONY DVD-RW Multi Burner + 16x DVD-ROM (2 Drives)
    Sound: New - Creative Soundblaster AUDIGY 2 ZS
    Speakers: New Creative Labs Inspire 7700 - 7.1 Surround
    Modem: 56kbps V92 Modem, featuring data and fax.
    Keyboard & Mouse: Logitech Internet Keyboard & Optical Mouse (Black)
    Video Editing: Pinnacle Studio 8 SE (OEM)
    Software: Microsoft® Works® 7.0
    Game Selection: X-treme-2 Games Bundle - Games Pad, Joystick, Games Bundle (3 titles)
    Warranty: 2 years On Site Warranty + 1 years Back-to-Base (Mainland UK only - Terms Apply)
    Delivery: Insured Courier Delivery within Mainland UK

    Price £ 1526.33


    Could you point me in the right direction?

    Meshcomputers have stated "they are likely to reduce price's in the third week of JAN" - this may influence my decision

    Thanks
    Last edited by Agent; 13-01-2004 at 08:11 PM.

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    I would go for the one with the 18" TFT (the mesh) - both computers look like they are very good spec, and decent enough price. Plus with the MESH you get more hard drive space.

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    wouldn't you get that all cheaper if you we're to build it yourself??

    my sister's bf brought a mesh and it was awfully set up, which in itself isn't hard, but is a pain.

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    I can't advise from personal experience, but I would go with the Evesham. They get good reviews with both PC Pro and Custom PC (yes I know, they're run by the same publishers!).

    Plus, it has a better graphics card and display!

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    Firstly I do not condone you saying you have downloaded MS products, but something you should be aware of, with most companies, Mesh I know do this, if you replace the OS you lose your warranty, you could so build this system cheaper yourself and maybe get some nice extras too.

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    Well First as so often I ask, What are you using the machine for, This information will allow myself and other provide a better quality of advice. Personally I wouldn't ever buy a ready made PC myself, but if you don't feel the skills or time to do it, I wouldn't advise buying an expensive system like the ones you list.

    You may feel like you are future proofing but believe me you are not. What you are infact doing is paying a lot of money for something that will generally never be upgradable.

    Let us all know what you intend to do with the machine and i'll reply again once we've got a clear understanding of aims of the pc.

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    personally I feel there are faults with both packages - especially if you're looking for a gaming machine. That 9800SE might not softmod, in which case you're left with a mid range graphics card in a top end system. Same goes for the 5700 Ultra...only it can't softmod . The MESH system has a manky but houge TFT, personally I'd ask for it without monitor and use the discount to get your 17" of choice...but then I wouldn't buy that system anyway because of the 5700U...

    Bottom line is this, I wouldn't pay that price for either system, because some of the parts are, I feel, poorly chosen...if forced to choose, however, I'd go for the Mesh system, seems to get you more for your money, especially if that 9800Se doesn't softmod. Still think there's a lot of imbalance though, sadly.

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    Ok ok

    First all thanks for all the response

    I will be using my PC for graphics and webdesign in particular

    I also enjoy my games and DVD's etc

    I have deeply considered buying my own components and composing my own PC - I have a good general understanding and will find no problems in doing so. So why not? The price suddenly shoots up! I have a max of about £1550, I'd like a mid - high end computer - building one myself (without skimping of components such as keyboard, mouse, speakers, soundcard and in particular monitor) it would cost more in the region of £1800 - judging from Ebay prices. Although this PC would ultimately be better - PSU, FANS, expandability etc - i do not believe it is worth the price increase.

    If anyone can suggest a place where i can buy components at such a reduced price I would save £300 then I'd greatfully do so, but i doubt this is possible (btw i used www.ebuyer.com for my research).

    ATM Mesh and Evesham seem the only logical companies to provide good mid - high range customisable PC's at a fair price (unless anyone can suggest otherwise?). I am satisfied with mid range cards - personally I believe games cannot utilise high range cards (only to the extent of a mid range card), and by the time they can the high range cards will be considered mid range and therefore half the price!

    So what will it be, MESH or Evesham - or anyother suggestions?

    I like the point on buying the MESH without the 18" monitor and buying a decent 17". Definately worth considering. Apart from this I'd generally lean towards the Evesham system, but am still entirely unsure: I will be buying within the next couple of weeks!

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    My friend bought an Evesham spec'ed with 9700pro and they gave him a 9700np and wouldnt exchange it.


    Battle of the n00b's!!! take it elsewhere.

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    not really...for ~£1600 , this is a system which is a helluva lot better...and I'm not even trying multiple retailers and a lot of this is from OCUK, so the prices aren't great.

    AMD Athlon 64 3200 (Socket 754) - Retail (CP-060-AM) £179.00
    Asus K8V Deluxe (Socket 754) Motherboard (MB-037-AS) £87.50
    TwinMOS 1GB (2x512MB) DDR PC3200 Dual Channel Kit (MY-007-TM) £93.75
    Sapphire ATI Radeon 9800 Pro 128MB DDR TV-Out/DVI - Retail (GX-017-SP) £185.95
    Samsung SP0802N 80GB - OEM (HD-006-SA) x2 £75.00
    Zalman CNPS7000A-Cu Ultra-Quiet CPU Cooler - Retail (HS-007-ZA) £31.90
    Antec Plus 1080AMG Metallic Gray File Server Case - 430W TruePower PSU (CA-001-AT) £92.50
    Hyundai ImageQuest Q17 17" TFT Monitor - Silver (MO-000-HY) £302.40
    Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS 7.1 THX - Retail (SC-017-CL) £71.40
    Creative Inspire 7.1 T7700 - Retail (SP-019-CL) £81.75
    Logitech Cordless Desktop MX - Retail (KB-007-LG) £64.50
    Liteon LDW 451S 4x DVD±R/±RW Drive - Retail (CD-022-LO) £70.40
    Liteon LTR-52327S 52x/32x/52x CD-ReWriter - Retail (CD-019-LO) £21.50
    Subtotal £1,357.55
    VAT £237.59
    Total £1,595.14

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    Byatt's right there is a decent system available for that money, his system has some great stuff there, and The TFT rocks

    I reckon you could get that lot down by at least £150 by shopping about too.
    But Byatt's got it pretty much sorted with that system, Nice 1 Byatt.

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    I've been on Overclockers UK and the AMD 64 3200 processor seems to be at £216 including delivery to mainland uk and VAT - did you do the prices inclusive at VAT?

    What sites would you recommend I bought components from - I am going to work out a realistic price

    Thankyou

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    Thread cleaned up.
    TiG - just edited the top part of yours bud to keep it nice and tidy, hope you dont mind
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    Yeah, I think you haven't included VAT and delivery on your components (after a quick check) - with these the system would probably result at around £1800 (as i predicted!)

    Is this right?

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    oh yeah eek, you included vat at the end

    wow that's a gr8 system! I'll look around, what other sites apart from ebuyer and OCUK would anyone recommend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by d__lindsay
    oh yeah eek, you included vat at the end

    wow that's a gr8 system! I'll look around, what other sites apart from ebuyer and OCUK would anyone recommend?
    Komplett, Microdirect, Aria, CCL so many there is a master list in the Bargin Hunt forum with full web site addresses.

    If you've got the technical savvy building it yourself is the only way forward

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