Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 16 of 33

Thread: best pre-built PCs??

  1. #1
    2nd hardest inthe infants
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    cardiff
    Posts
    1,139
    Thanks
    13
    Thanked
    12 times in 12 posts

    Question best pre-built PCs??

    as title suggests, i'm looking for your opinions on which companies are best for supplying pre-built systems

    my head of dept is looking for a new PC and has asked me for assistance, i did consider building one but judging by the number of times i get to visit her in work because she's ****ed up her work PC due to just not understanding what they do!, i thought it best to avoid this since i'd be back & forth to her house fixing it every weekend

    i've been looking at dell, evesham and mesh so far....anyone have any other suggestions, or any good/bad feedback about these companies?

    any info gratefully received, cheers

    Ben
    if it ain't broke...fix it till it is


  2. #2
    Spodes Henchman unrealrocks's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Nottingham UK
    Posts
    2,390
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked
    2 times in 2 posts
    DELL or Alienware - simple as

    Evesham have gone down greatly recently with there support, although used to be great. Not delt with MESH before.

    G4 PowerMac - Tiger 10.4 - 512MB RAM
    MacBook - 2Ghz - 1GB RAM - 120GB HDD

    Rotel RC970BX | DBX DriveRack |2x Rotel RB850
    B&W DM640i | Velodyne 1512

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    113
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts

    Arrow

    A friend has an Athlon 64 MESH system with a 19" monitor and says it's great. Evesham I would also recommend. Both give a complete list of components used, allow full customisation, and have reasonable prices.

    Dell I would not, as they use stupid proprietary motherboards and power supplies and cases. They are good, but overpriced for what they are.

    I think an Alienware would be overkill.
    P4C 2.4Ghz | Asus P4P800 Deluxe | 2x512Mb GeiL Ultra DDR500 CL2-3-3-6 | Sapphire Radeon 9700 128Mb | Soundblaster 128 | Western Digital 120Gb 7200rpm 8Mb cache
    CoolerMaster Centurion w 2x120mm | Thermaltake 420W PSU
    Iiyama Prolite E435S 17" TFT | Logitech MX510 and Cordless Keyboard | Pioneer DVR109XL (Black) | Labtec Spin 60

  4. #4
    Sublime HEXUS.net
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    The Void.. Floating
    Posts
    11,819
    Thanks
    213
    Thanked
    233 times in 160 posts
    • Stoo's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Mac Pro
      • CPU:
      • 2*Xeon 5450 @ 2.8GHz, 12MB Cache
      • Memory:
      • 32GB 1600MHz FBDIMM
      • Storage:
      • ~ 2.5TB + 4TB external array
      • Graphics card(s):
      • ATI Radeon HD 4870
      • Case:
      • Mac Pro
      • Operating System:
      • OS X 10.7
      • Monitor(s):
      • 24" Samsung 244T Black
      • Internet:
      • Zen Max Pro
    Well, overpriced anyway
    (\__/)
    (='.'=)
    (")_(")

  5. #5
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    10
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    MESH Systems are very competetively priced and offer excellent value for money.

    Dell are a serious rip off for the components you get and for the price that you pay for them.

    I would recommend taking a look at MESH systems

  6. #6
    2nd hardest inthe infants
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    cardiff
    Posts
    1,139
    Thanks
    13
    Thanked
    12 times in 12 posts
    cheers for the info ppl - i think MESH may be getting a call shortly
    if it ain't broke...fix it till it is


  7. #7
    Beard hat ftw! steve threlfall's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    West Midlands
    Posts
    6,743
    Thanks
    302
    Thanked
    192 times in 123 posts
    • steve threlfall's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte Z77-D3H
      • CPU:
      • Core i5-3570K
      • Memory:
      • 8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3
      • Storage:
      • Samsung 830 256
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Radeon HD6870
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX750
      • Case:
      • Antec P280
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 2407 WFP 24" Widescreen, Rev A04
      • Internet:
      • Virgin 120/12 mb
    Definately a dell or a mesh system, definately. As shes a relative n00b im leaning towards dell- there are good delas available, just have to know what your looking for

    Mesh are fantastic they kick alienware systems around the floor- no exaggeration at much less than the cost of their rivals

  8. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    76
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    dells support for non business stuff aint supposed to be to good

  9. #9
    Blue Army Member spazman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Sonning, Reading, Berks
    Posts
    1,939
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked
    10 times in 9 posts
    • spazman's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte DS3
      • CPU:
      • Core 2 Duo E6600 @ 3.2Ghz
      • Memory:
      • 2GB Corsair PC6400
      • Storage:
      • 2 x 320gb RAID 0 , 250gb IDE , 160gb IDE, 400bg USB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Nvidia 7900GX2
      • PSU:
      • 750watt Enermax
      • Case:
      • Akasa Eclipse
      • Monitor(s):
      • 19" LCD 19" CRT
      • Internet:
      • Be Unlimited
    Evesham are who i always recomend.
    NES, SNES, N64, GameCube, Wii, GBA, DS, PSone, PS2, PSP, PS3 60gb, XBOX, XBOX 360, Master System, Game Gear, Mega Drive, Saturn, Dreamcast, PC Engine, Neo Geo CD

  10. #10
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    181
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    Never had a problem with Dell

  11. #11
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    191
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    I recommend www.cclcomputers.co.uk

    there after sales/tech support is first class and they are competitively priced

  12. #12
    Cable Guy Jonny M's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Loughborough Uni
    Posts
    4,263
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    4 times in 1 post
    Dell are very expensive. Also take a look at HP, they are well specced for the money.

  13. #13
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    888
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    32 times in 29 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by -mb-
    Dell... they use stupid proprietary motherboards and power supplies and cases.
    I don't like Dell or HP for that matter. Mesh or Evesham are better choices IMO.

  14. #14
    Senior Member RVF500's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Back in Sunny UK...and it is sunny too :D...pleasant surprise.
    Posts
    1,063
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    Whether you get a pre-built or build one my bet is you will still be round fixing it. I'd go for a self build as the manufactured ones use too many proprietory parts. That and bottom shelf generic parts they use. At least if you build it yourself you know what is in there when you inevitibly get the call for help. Put it in an Antec case as it comes with keys for the case. Lock it and keep the keys so she can't get into it

  15. #15
    2nd hardest inthe infants
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    cardiff
    Posts
    1,139
    Thanks
    13
    Thanked
    12 times in 12 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by RVF500
    Put it in an Antec case as it comes with keys for the case. Lock it and keep the keys so she can't get into it
    i like your style mate - an excellent idea!!
    if it ain't broke...fix it till it is


  16. #16
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    888
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    32 times in 29 posts
    The hardware is the least of your problems... it's the software that will get all scr3wed up. When the user pays no attention to backups, anit-virus, anti-spyware etc and you have to somehow reinstall the OS and not loose any of their work, applications, drivers, favorites, address book etc

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. ICS over 3 pcs
    By adam_tomlinson in forum Networking and Broadband
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 19-04-2004, 02:15 AM
  2. Building PC's
    By 3Dfx in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 03-01-2004, 11:12 AM
  3. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 08-11-2003, 08:59 PM
  4. What to do with old pc's?
    By Lujan in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 10-10-2003, 04:02 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •