Buying a new PC

  rabbits 21:02 16 Mar 05
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Please can anyone help me. I am gonig to buy a new PC and I am puzzled with which one to buy. I have narrowed my search to 3 PC's with the following Processors
Intel P4 570
Intel Pentium 4 Processor 550
Intel Pentium 4 Processor 530

Can anyone tell me which is the best processor to go for and what I should also be looking for?

Your help/advice will be extremely helpful

Kind Regards

David Ross

  User-312386 21:06 16 Mar 05

What are you going to use the PC for?

  Noelg23 21:18 16 Mar 05

your best bet would be to go for an AMD based PC, cos the AMDs are faster than P4s plus they run at the speed they say they do unlike P4s which dont really run at the said speed, so say you got a P4 thats 3GHz, its more likely to be 2.8GHz as to with an AMD64 running at 2.2GHz does exactly that and whats better is that with AMD you can make the processor faster (if you know how of course!) but everyone has their preferences...by the way who were you thinking of getting the PC from anyway?

  rabbits 22:30 16 Mar 05

I am going to use the pc for personal reasons i.e. games, finances, internet use, saving video and pictures and maybe webpage designing

  User-312386 22:42 16 Mar 05

If you are gaming then buy an AMD64 rather than a P4

How much are you willing to spend? Do you need a monitor? Have you got an Operating system disc?

  rabbits 22:48 16 Mar 05

I have £1200 to spend and I need to buy a new Flat screen. I only have an XP upgrade Operating System disc. The problem I have is through work I can only buy from PC World as I have been given a voucher to spend and it doesn't look like they stock machines with an AMD64

  User-312386 23:00 16 Mar 05

EMACHINES 6250 AMD ATHLON 64 3200+ PC & 19" TFT

price inc vat £819.99 From PCWORLD

click here

  wx622 09:09 17 Mar 05

Just a thought...
I would not go for an emachine just because these are some of the only PCs that PC World sell in this price range which are AMD based. I bought an emachine about a year ago, and soon bought a new PC. Basically, I found that the parts they used were shoddy, and it was dog slow.

Also, the PC madboy has suggested is a 754 socket. I would not suggest getting one of these. It may be better after all to buy a P4-based PC.

  rabbits 17:03 17 Mar 05

Thanks alot, but what is the best P4-based PC to buy??

  jbp1982 17:30 17 Mar 05

They're some what welded together, not very upgradable, with a pretty poor reputation.

Plus they're American imports that only DSG Retail (Dixons, PC World, Currys)stock.

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