Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 16 of 23

Thread: Work PC - Urgent Advice Please

  1. #1
    Senior Members' Member Matt1eD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    2,462
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    • Matt1eD's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI K9N6SGM-V GeForce 6100
      • CPU:
      • Athlon 64 LE-1620 2.41GHz
      • Memory:
      • 2 GB DDR2
      • Storage:
      • 1.25 TB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Onboard
      • PSU:
      • eBuyer Extra Value 500W!
      • Operating System:
      • XP Pro

    Work PC - Advice Please

    Basically, am about to build a new PC on the cheap. It will run pretty much all day, however only is really needed for running office apps, internet, email and doing the odd bit of scanning. I've mostly gone by reviews. I have drives and needed a mobo with inbuilt graphics.



    I have tried to keep it to one supplier (eBuyer). If you can think of a better combination or you can get it down to a lower price please write here. Please state if I've made some bleeding obvious mistake (like when making a poster, and there's always a spelling mistake on it, no matter how many time one proof reads it..... then it goes up somewhere important and someone tells you)

    BASICALLY DOES IT ALL WORK TOGETHER?

    Your help is gratefully appreciated.
    Thanks
    Last edited by Matt1eD; 05-08-2005 at 10:07 PM.

  2. #2
    Cable Guy Jonny M's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Loughborough Uni
    Posts
    4,263
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    4 times in 1 post
    Don't. Buy. PC Chips.

    Spend a little more, get an Asus motherboard, and a cheap Antec case with PSU, and enjoy a more stable system and one which is nicer to work with.

  3. #3
    Senior Members' Member Matt1eD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    2,462
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    • Matt1eD's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI K9N6SGM-V GeForce 6100
      • CPU:
      • Athlon 64 LE-1620 2.41GHz
      • Memory:
      • 2 GB DDR2
      • Storage:
      • 1.25 TB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Onboard
      • PSU:
      • eBuyer Extra Value 500W!
      • Operating System:
      • XP Pro
    Thought that, that's more expensive though. Not for me though! If the PSU dies I have a spare one at home. Just want to keep it as that though. Cheers

  4. #4
    Hexus.net Troll Dougal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    In your eyeball.
    Posts
    2,750
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    I have a fully working 2600+ system, asus mobo, selling it for £120, with 20GB HDD< CDRW, etc...
    Quote Originally Posted by Errr...me
    I MSN offline people
    6014 3DMk 05

  5. #5
    Senior Members' Member Matt1eD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    2,462
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    • Matt1eD's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI K9N6SGM-V GeForce 6100
      • CPU:
      • Athlon 64 LE-1620 2.41GHz
      • Memory:
      • 2 GB DDR2
      • Storage:
      • 1.25 TB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Onboard
      • PSU:
      • eBuyer Extra Value 500W!
      • Operating System:
      • XP Pro
    I won't. Thanks though Dougal, got drives at home.

    Am having a quick look at a few barebones though. I have an old CPU that might do the trick if it still works!

    I HAVE DECIDED TO SPEND A BIT MORE, AM JUST HAVING A LOOK AT A SPEC. ATM
    Last edited by Matt1eD; 05-08-2005 at 07:32 PM.

  6. #6
    YUKIKAZE arthurleung's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Aberdeen
    Posts
    3,280
    Thanks
    8
    Thanked
    88 times in 83 posts
    • arthurleung's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P5E (Rampage Formula 0902)
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core2Quad Q9550 3.6Ghz 1.2V
      • Memory:
      • A-Data DDR2-800 2x2GB CL4
      • Storage:
      • 4x1TB WD1000FYPS @ RAID5 3Ware 9500S-8 / 3x 1TB Samsung Ecogreen F2
      • Graphics card(s):
      • GeCube HD4870 512MB
      • PSU:
      • Corsair VX450
      • Case:
      • Antec P180
      • Operating System:
      • Windows Server 2008 Standard
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell Ultrasharp 2709W + 2001FP
      • Internet:
      • Be*Unlimited 20Mbps
    Quote Originally Posted by Matt1eD
    I won't. Thanks though Dougal, got drives at home.

    Am having a quick look at a few barebones though. I have an old CPU that might do the trick if it still works!

    I HAVE DECIDED TO SPEND A BIT MORE, AM JUST HAVING A LOOK AT A SPEC. ATM
    Why not buy yourself a cheap Dell machine. You are not gaming on it anyway
    Workstation 1: Intel i7 950 @ 3.8Ghz / X58 / 12GB DDR3-1600 / HD4870 512MB / Antec P180
    Workstation 2: Intel C2Q Q9550 @ 3.6Ghz / X38 / 4GB DDR2-800 / 8400GS 512MB / Open Air
    Workstation 3: Intel Xeon X3350 @ 3.2Ghz / P35 / 4GB DDR2-800 / HD4770 512MB / Shuttle SP35P2
    HTPC: AMD Athlon X4 620 @ 2.6Ghz / 780G / 4GB DDR2-1000 / Antec Mini P180 White
    Mobile Workstation: Intel C2D T8300 @ 2.4Ghz / GM965 / 3GB DDR2-667 / DELL Inspiron 1525 / 6+6+9 Cell Battery

    Display (Monitor): DELL Ultrasharp 2709W + DELL Ultrasharp 2001FP
    Display (Projector): Epson TW-3500 1080p
    Speakers: Creative Megaworks THX550 5.1
    Headphones: Etymotic hf2 / Ultimate Ears Triple.fi 10 Pro

    Storage: 8x2TB Hitachi @ DELL PERC 6/i RAID6 / 13TB Non-RAID Across 12 HDDs
    Consoles: PS3 Slim 120GB / Xbox 360 Arcade 20GB / PS2

  7. #7
    Senior Members' Member Matt1eD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    2,462
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    • Matt1eD's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI K9N6SGM-V GeForce 6100
      • CPU:
      • Athlon 64 LE-1620 2.41GHz
      • Memory:
      • 2 GB DDR2
      • Storage:
      • 1.25 TB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Onboard
      • PSU:
      • eBuyer Extra Value 500W!
      • Operating System:
      • XP Pro
    Still to expensive. Got some ideas now..... well done Caged. You kicked me into thinking. It'd be better to build something that'll last. I'm doing some Excel-ing to play around with prices.

    P.S. IME Dell's (even the expensive ones) really slugishly run stuff. I dunno why, I have always found Dells wherever I go, however well managed just very slow.

  8. #8
    Senior Member sawyen's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Sheffield University
    Posts
    3,658
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked
    22 times in 21 posts
    • sawyen's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI Laptop motherboard
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core i7 740QM
      • Memory:
      • 8192MB DDR3
      • Storage:
      • 256GB SSD, 1TB WD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • AMD Mobility HD 5870
      • PSU:
      • MSI stuff
      • Case:
      • N/A
      • Operating System:
      • Win 7 64bit
      • Internet:
      • Virgin ADSL rubbish
    Quote Originally Posted by Matt1eD
    Still to expensive. Got some ideas now..... well done Caged. You kicked me into thinking. It'd be better to build something that'll last. I'm doing some Excel-ing to play around with prices.

    P.S. IME Dell's (even the expensive ones) really slugishly run stuff. I dunno why, I have always found Dells wherever I go, however well managed just very slow.
    motion seconded... a sloth is faster than me office's Dell GX280.. that goes for our two Dell Precision Series dual XEON with 2 gigs of RAM that ran our electron spray mass spectrometer as well.. utter rubbish... cant even load IE properly...
    Me want Ultrabook


  9. #9
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Uk
    Posts
    120
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    i would proberly spend an extra £10-20 on cpu.

    i
    \/ whoops i don't know how it happened?
    Last edited by webbyman; 05-08-2005 at 09:33 PM.

  10. #10
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Uk
    Posts
    120
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by arthurleung
    Why not buy yourself a cheap Dell machine. You are not gaming on it anyway


    are you stupid?




    looks fine for what you need it for, i would consider getting some cheaper ram, it seems overpriced, it's common for slower exactly the same type ram to be over priced since it has been in stock and hasn't been touched

  11. #11
    Mike Fishcake
    Guest
    If you buy a PC Chips motherboard, I will find out where you live, and shake you violently whilst screaming "WHAT WERE YOU THINKING?!?!? WHAT WERE YOU THINKING?!?!?!"

    Well..... maybe not *quite* that bad

    ANYONE but them though. Personally I'd always go for Asus branded boards, but I'd rather have no computer at all than have one based on a PC Chips mobo.

    Horrible, horrible pieces of ****.

  12. #12
    Senior Members' Member Matt1eD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    2,462
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    • Matt1eD's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI K9N6SGM-V GeForce 6100
      • CPU:
      • Athlon 64 LE-1620 2.41GHz
      • Memory:
      • 2 GB DDR2
      • Storage:
      • 1.25 TB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Onboard
      • PSU:
      • eBuyer Extra Value 500W!
      • Operating System:
      • XP Pro
    Quote Originally Posted by webbyman
    looks fine for what you need it for, i would consider getting some cheaper ram, it seems overpriced, it's common for slower exactly the same type ram to be over priced since it has been in stock and hasn't been touched
    You think so? Well I hope it lasts a year or two - for my mum... doesn't know it yet but she's moving away from 650MHz + 384 MB + chugging at XP Pro land! My dad gets that one and as he has taken to internet, email e.t.c. and really needs Office (for compatability) rather than a v. early version of Claris Works (admiteddly a good prog.). And I have a few spare parts lying around I'll chuck together for the rest of the system and take some from old comp. About the RAM, didn't want to go for ebuyers really cheap, and tis only a quid less.

    Thanks all

    So basically will it all work when put together? e.g. are all the bits compatible?

    Addy for Mike: I thought that when I orginally put this together, but the reviews for that one seem OK.

  13. #13
    Hexus.net Troll Dougal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    In your eyeball.
    Posts
    2,750
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    Just remember guys, hexus covered this before, some PCChips mobos are made by ECS
    Quote Originally Posted by Errr...me
    I MSN offline people
    6014 3DMk 05

  14. #14
    Mike Fishcake
    Guest
    Still wouldn't touch them with somebody else's 10 foot bargepole

  15. #15
    Senior Member Tobeman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    IN YOUR FRIDGE, AWPIN' YOUR NOOBS
    Posts
    1,823
    Thanks
    34
    Thanked
    11 times in 11 posts
    I wouldn't ever buy ECS either In my eyes ECS are just rebadged PCChips

  16. #16
    Senior Member joshwa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Shef-field, UK
    Posts
    4,815
    Thanks
    94
    Thanked
    66 times in 61 posts
    • joshwa's system
      • Motherboard:
      • PC Chips M577 AT/ATX
      • CPU:
      • AMD K6-2 500Mhz
      • Memory:
      • 512mb PC100 SDRAM
      • Storage:
      • 6.4GB Samsung
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 16mb Matrox G400 Dual Head AGP
      • PSU:
      • ATX 145watt
      • Case:
      • Midi Tower AT
      • Monitor(s):
      • 27" iiyama TFT Widescreen
      • Internet:
      • Awful horrible ADSL
    i had to send 2 pchips boards back to ebuyer - in the end spent twice as much on a *working* msi or something similar...

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

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

Similar Threads

  1. Advice, advice, advice - please! =]
    By ytrebil in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-06-2005, 03:04 PM
  2. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 20-09-2004, 08:41 PM
  3. Urgent Advice Please
    By Creature in forum Automotive
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 27-06-2004, 09:10 PM
  4. Do US playstation games work on a English PS2?
    By Jimmy Little in forum Gaming
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 13-05-2004, 02:38 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
  •