Going to be getting a new pc, advise needed.

  Ripebear 01 Aug 11
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I got my last PC about 3 years ago and It's started to feel a little dated.

I am going to be spending 700-1000 on a new rig, give or take if It will really make a difference.

I know to avoid sites like Alienware and PCworld. I haven't bothered with PC stuff for a while but looking around PCspecialist looked fairly cheap and workable. Any ideas which site I should use to make my own PC? I can't make it myself physically, I would need to use a website who make and deliver.

Also what kind of hardware do I want? I'm totally lost with all this stuff between I3 and I5 and I7 processors, even the graphics cards I don't know where I stand so some help would be greatly appreciated. Even if someone could tell me what I need in a decent rig and show me a website I can build it, or build me one that's decent. It will be a few months yet so things will obviously change hardware or price wise, so I just want a start.

Thanks and sorry for long text.

  gengiscant 01 Aug 11

Still not enough information, what will be the main use of your PC? are you a gamer, video editor? Give us a clue so that we can suggest a more informed spec.

Other PC builders.

www.chillblast.com

www.cougar-extreme.co.uk

www.cry0pc.co.uk

www.arbico.co.uk

  Ripebear 01 Aug 11

Hey sorry. Yes I'm a gamer.

  northumbria61 01 Aug 11

www.chillblast.com - plenty to look at here with great specifications link text

  gengiscant 01 Aug 11

You also do not mention if you will be needing a monitor,keyboard,mouse or operating system, as these will all need to be factored in which means less cash for the PC.

  Ripebear 01 Aug 11

Would need an OS. So yeah Windows 7 to go with it. Otherwise that's it, got a pretty good 22inch samsung HD monitor and I can upgrade keyboard and mouse at a later time. Unless of course I can get a keyboard and mouse cheaper with a package. Otherwise just the OS.

  Ripebear 01 Aug 11

Also wanted to post my current PC specs, maybe I could save some money by upgrading it, but I doubt it as the Processor is old.

I am definitely upgrading the OS whatever I do. So XP > Windows 7. CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 @3.00 GHZ (2 CPU) Memory - 2046MB RAM Graphics - ATI Radeon HD 4780 1024MB

Just incase anyone thinks there's a point in upgrading, rather than buying a whole new system.

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