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I discovered that Mesh have a "build to order" section on their site. I have put this together. I would welcome comments. Some features cannot be removed, but it still seems to be a good price.
Matrix A64-939 BTO (0105)
(Base Price: £ 484.26 ex VAT)
Case: ATX MidiTower with tool free access
Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition
Motherboard Features: ASUS A8V Deluxe Athlon 64 Mainboard - 2000MHz SB, Dual LAN, IEEE 1394, SATA
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 3500+ (939PIN)
Memory: Upgrade to 1024Mb PC3200 DDR (400MHz) at £100
Floppy + Portable Storage Options: 1.44MB Floppy Drive at £10
Hard Drives: 200GB Serial ATA (150Mb/s) Ultra Fast Hard Drive
Video Card: 128MB nVIDIA GeForce FX 5500 - TV Out + DVI
Optical Drives: Upgrade to 16x DVD-ROM + 52x24x52 CD-RW (2 Drives) at £20
Sound: Upgrade to the new Creative Soundblaster AUDIGY 2 ZS at £35
Portable Media Players: Optional Item
Modem: 56kbps V92 Modem, featuring data and fax.
Keyboard & Mouse: Logitech Internet Keyboard & Optical Mouse (Black)
Warranty: 3 years On Site Warranty (Mainland UK only - Terms Apply) at £69
Delivery: Insured Del within Mainland UK (+ £39) at £39
Price Excluding VAT: £ 757.26
Price Including VAT + DEL: £ 889.78
My brother and a friend of mine only buy MESH if they want a prebuild system and they are always impressed.
That is a good system you have there which has a good few years life span. If your going to play newer games then the 128MB nVIDIA GeForce FX 5500 will run things pretty well but don't expect stunning performance. If your not playing games dont bother considering a better graphics card as your PC is more than good.
The price is good plus you'll get the standard MESH warranty etc.
Take a look at their Matrix 3500+ Max Sale PC for £765.11 ex VAT. It has almost everything you require and more.
Then give Mesh a call, ask them to remove the 17" TFT, which will save you quite a lot of money (Around £220 according to their configurator),
Total so far around £550 ex VAT.
Then make the, floppy +£10, two optical drive +20, and audigy +£35 changes and see if that is any cheaper.
Total £615 ex VAT add extra Warranty +69 and Delivery +39
Total £723 ex VAT approx, inc VAT £849.53 approx
Saving you £40, plus you get a better graphics card, an extra 100gb HDD storage and a DVD writer, which can also write cd's!!
Not sure about exact figures, but when configuring, it's always best to choose one of their special deals to start with. And even if it turns out no cheaper, you still get the better gfx card and DVD writer!!!
Or if it's more expensive then you've only wasted a phone call!!!
P.S. You could even try the same with their 4000+ sale PC, and remove the 19"TFT.
You may be surprised!
It's worth a go anyway.. Good luck!
I'll take the advice.
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