Is this PC right for me?

  elltrev 23:44 01 Nov 09

Hello all,

No doubt you are sick of these kinds of topics, but I'd be hugely grateful for any advice that you can offer a relative newbie like me.

I've decided to buy a new Desktop PC, and am thinking about getting this one:

click here (4th on the right)

I'm not bothered about playing the very latest 3D games, and I don't use any photo / video editing software - I'm just looking for a reliable PC that will last me 4-5 years, and that will continue to run smoothly when multi-tasking e.g. browsing the internet whilst streaming live sports and downloading something from iTunes.

So my two questions are: a) Will this PC meet my requirements? and b) Does it represent good value for money? Could I get a better deal elsewhere?

Any info / advice would be much appreciated!


  elltrev 23:48 01 Nov 09

Sorry I forgot to mention - I don't need a monitor, as I'm just going to use the one that came with my Dell Dimension 5 years ago.

  tonyq 11:30 02 Nov 09

have you put the correct link,as I am getting the following.
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  GaT7 12:19 02 Nov 09

elltrev, yes that will be more than sufficient for what you'll be using it for. You can get cheaper, less-specified PCs. But as you'll be using it for 4-5 years I reckon that's a fair price to pay (can post alternatives on request).

tonyq, link works for me - try click here for a direct link to the system. G

  ape3000 17:12 02 Nov 09 might be worth a go. Mention any specs you need and perhaps a budget and let their suppliers come back to you with their best deals.

I used it and got a whack off the advertised online price for a gaming pc. But i guess it depends on the item.

At least you can then compare it to the Dell.

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