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    Is This A Good Deal!!

    Can anybody tell me if this is a good deal? A friend has brought off this guy a few times and says his systems are cheap. "Conformation needed"! .....Or if you could recommend a better deal i, have a £1000 budget. The system needs to be pre built or a Barebones where i can add easy things like Graphics card,Mem etc. Reason being i don't want to build a system for myself,maybe in a year or two ! Thanks in advance


    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...sPageName=WDVW
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    Lancool K62 Case

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    Same or equivalent components comes in ~£775 from Scan inc. VAT but excl. delivery.
    Just so that you know that you are paying over £100 for build & test.

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    BTW, that isnt 2 x 6600GT's in SLi as the title leads you believe. It says further down something along the lines of "There is only one graphics card supplied in this system"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clstrphbc_donut
    BTW, that isnt 2 x 6600GT's in SLi as the title leads you believe. It says further down something along the lines of "There is only one graphics card supplied in this system"

    That don't seem to bad does it £100 for the build?

    Does the Scan model come with 2 cards and does it come with the OS?
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    Tx 650w Corsair PSU
    250GB Samsung Spinpoint Sata HD
    200GB Maxtor Dmax10 IDE
    LG Sata2 DVD/RW
    Lancool K62 Case

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    Heres the scan system with equivalent components...
    182.54 3500
    101.64 A8N-SLi
    127.03 MSI 6600
    93.93 Asus Vento
    45.11 Hiper PSU
    101.04 1Gb Corsair Value
    42.42 Samsung Black DVDRW
    69.80 200Gb SATA Maxtor
    Total: £763.51

    Personally I'd buy it myself, and use the £100 i saved to buy a better graphics card/better memory/different case

    BTW, in case you didnt notice that eBay machine doesnt come with an OS -
    The system has been fully tested and evaluated under Windows Xp but will not be supplied with an operating system.
    And its also £30 delivery, so if you buy it in parts from Scan or from this guy, delivery is going to be about the same.

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    The difference between barebones and building it yourself is quite literally screwing a few things into a case.
    Just build it , its always good to get the experience from it.
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    Asus Vento argh............ The world's most disgusting case.
    Y YYYYY?
    Y not get something Sleek like Antec, Lian LI amd Coolermaster ?
    Neways.
    You might wana browse through ebuyer they have very good prices. And also lowestontheweb.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent
    The difference between barebones and building it yourself is quite literally screwing a few things into a case.
    Just build it , its always good to get the experience from it.

    If the pc was for me i would try and build it myself,but as its my parents money i dont really want to make a balls up! They was going to go ahead with a pre built 'pc world' system until i step in and said "NO"! So they gave me 2 weeks to get something better for them. But now i'm afraid it looks like i am running out of time!
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    250GB Samsung Spinpoint Sata HD
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    Lancool K62 Case

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    God that case is bad, it looks like a frontal view of this plane!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xcelsion
    God that case is bad, it looks like a frontal view of this plane!

    http://graphics.jsonline.com/graphic...abig072803.jpg
    Nah! That looks like 'Urco's' hat (Planet of the Ape's),but in white !
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    i built my first comp recently, and thanks to all the advice i got here i knew i couldn't go too far wrong
    if I were you i'd forego the pre-built stuff, unless its for your mother, and d.i.y. build, that way you get what you want, and no doubt have spare cd/dvd drives you can re-use and thus put a bit more money towards, say, memory or gfx card...I did

    edit: i got a coolermaster case from scan, centurion 5 it was...great deal, looks smart, does the job nicely. if you're stuck for choice; get it.
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    The Operating system they are advertising with it is an evaluation copy of Windows XP 64 bit. This is available to download free from Microsoft at the moment, you may also have some driver issues with this OS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wannabgeek
    If the pc was for me i would try and build it myself,but as its my parents money i dont really want to make a balls up! They was going to go ahead with a pre built 'pc world' system until i step in and said "NO"!
    So, what do they want it for?
    Do they really need a socket 939 SLi capable system?

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    If they want it to go online to send pictures to relatives as the AOL adverts suggest all parents do, then an Athlon XP system would suffice. If however they want to watch DVDs etc, I'd probably recommend a basic Pentium 4. The 939 is really only for peeps who have more intense tasks such as games/basic CAD... etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xcelsion
    If they want it to go online to send pictures to relatives as the AOL adverts suggest all parents do, then an Athlon XP system would suffice. If however they want to watch DVDs etc, I'd probably recommend a basic Pentium 4.
    Strangely enough an Athlon XP system is fine for watching DVDs too imho
    But yes, if all they want to do is email, surf etc. then you can do the job a lot cheaper than a 939 system.

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    You say that, but I once tried a friend's Athlon XP, 2000+, and the dvd playing was extremely choppy, even after installing my dvd-rom drive on it.

    I for one would rather have a basic P4 than a basic Athlon XP.
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