Which Desktop £500 budget ?

  BEARBEE 17:35 19 Jan 10
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I have a £500 budget, I want 2GB plus of RAM, a graphics card rather than integrated graphics, a CD/DVD writer and a large GB storage (150GB+) also a multi card reader.
Id prefer a bundle with monitor, mouse and keyboard but already have these so not a tragedy if they don't come with the base unit.

Can anyone point me in the direction of any good deals they know of.

Many thanks in advance !

  GaT7 18:02 19 Jan 10

I would go for something like this click here / click here for £349 / £369 (£20 difference is for double the hard drive space in the latter). Similar AMD system for £379 click here.

And add a dedicated graphics card like a HD4350 for £25-30 click here.

Card reader, keyboard & mouse included in all the above. Monitor can be purchased separately as Dell's upgrades are a bit overpriced.

One thing to be aware of with the above systems is that all of them come with a 64-bit OS (Win7). Some of your older software/hardware may be affected by this. Related discussion in this recent PCA thread click here. G

  BEARBEE 18:49 19 Jan 10

Cheers, I'll have a look at those links.

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