After much deliberation I've decided to buy a new PC from CarreraSSC.
I realise they have had some bad press on here but so have ALL? other manufacturers at some time or another. What impressed me most about Carrera was their customer service & sales teams willingness to speak at lengh on the phone and then send me a couple of detailed e-mails with comprehensice spec's and prices.
On the strengh of this, added to their value for money, long gaurantee, and generally good reputation, I've just ordered the following;
SPECIFICATIONS: Athlon AMD XP2000+, 768Mb DDR 333MHz RAM, 57.2Gb 7,200 RPM hard disk,
64Mb GeForce4 Ti 4200 graphics card, LiteOn 16xDVD 48xCD drive, LiteOn 48xCD 40xCD-R 12xCD-R/W drive, integrated 5.1 sound, 200W Subwoofer 3 Piece Speaker System, 17in Mitsubishi DiamondPlus 750SB monitor, Intel V.92 modem. Window's XP. + other software.
All the above will cost me £767.27 including VAT & delivery, which to me looks like something of a bargain. Ive been told that my credit-card wont be debited untill the day of despatch and that delivery should take between 10 and 14 working days.
Fingers crossed, I should have the new system here, and up and running by the 23rd(ish). I'll let you know how I get on...