is this a good value for money pc???

  lucozade9 14:58 23 Oct 04
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i am interested in the carrera ssc vision plus 64 and was wondering if this is a good value budget machine?? :)[as you can see i dont have much of an idea of what im on about :(]

Processor-
amd athlon 64 3000+

Motherboard-
Foxconn k8s760MG-6lrs (are foxconn good?)

Memory-
512 DDR (400mhz)

Hard disk-
80gb sata 7200rpm

Optical drive-
NEC 2500A DVD writer 8X +/- (can you copy a cd with dvd writer or do i need a sepaerte drive???)

Graphics card-
nvidia 5500 128mb

Sound card-
6 channel sound (cheapest 1)

Modem-
Intel Ambient 56k

speakers-
stero speakers (????)

Keyboard-
windows xp keyboard

mouse-
carrera wheel mouse

Monitor-
carrera 17inch cry svga

dvd writing software (????has no name????)

windows xp home with recovery cd

5year warranty
2yr onsite and 3yr RTB
(1 years parts+labour-4 years just labout)

the total cost is £603

as u can c im not very good with latest specs.

also do you think i should email carrera on what the dvd writeing software is and what spec monitor it is??/

of subject but could you please tell me if you can copy CD's using a dvd writer?

thanks for your help in advance
luca

  Diodorus Siculus 15:36 23 Oct 04

can you copy a cd with dvd writer or do i need a sepaerte drive?

Yes but two drives will make it easier.


Motherboard: click here for some reviews.

Seems to be basic speakers.


Monitor - not sure about it - can you find if it is a flat screen or not?


You get a decent enough basic system to use as a base for further upgrading when you want to get around to it.

  Diodorus Siculus 15:44 23 Oct 04

By the way, what do you want it for? It may well be that someone can suggest a cheaper option for your needs. Dell for instance have some very good options at present.

  961 15:50 23 Oct 04

Try Dell

May be better for after sales service too

  Rayuk 16:05 23 Oct 04

Dell dont do AMD [apparantly their customers dont ask for them] and the title reads "good value for money"so they are out on 2 counts :-)

  lucozade9 19:26 23 Oct 04

i would like the pc for gaming mostly however i am on a tight budget as a student :(

i also need it for the net and word/excel/powerpoint etc.

i have also just emailed them on what the spec of the monitor is and wheather it is falt screen.

thanks for your help
luca

  Diodorus Siculus 19:31 23 Oct 04

For gaming then, ignore the Dells...

What you have should be ok but I would suggest that you do not skimp on the monitor - that is what you will be looking at for a long time to come... a flat screen will be of greater value when it comes to gaming also rather than one that is curved at the edges.

  lucozade9 19:33 23 Oct 04

i have looked @ dell however i have been advised to get an amd 64 processor because i am told it is "future proof" as it is 64 bit.

also dell seem quite expensive and have 1 big drawback to each system e.g 128mb RAM, 20GB hard drive etc

  lucozade9 19:38 23 Oct 04

sorry about 3 posts that i could have put into 1!!!

i have looked @ the spec of the motherboard however as a computer novice i am a bit baffled.

so could you please explain all the bits to me!!!!!??????!!!!!

thanks again
luca

  Rayuk 19:45 23 Oct 04

click here
Is this any help for you

  lucozade9 09:03 26 Oct 04

i have just recieved an email back with a link to the site with the full spec
click here

he has also said it is a samtron which is part of samsung.

looking at the picture it dosnt look flatscreen :(

Basic spec-
dot pitch- 0.23mm (is this good?)

Resolution: Resolution(recommended)
Maximum 1024 x [email protected]
1280 x [email protected]

Scanning Frequency:
(Auto Scanning) Horizontal
Vertical 30-70kHz
50-160Hz

from the above info and using the link above could you please tell me if this is a reasonable monitor for £62 including VAT?

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