pc for under £400 any ideas

  dazzling (work) 17:18 28 Jun 03
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my friend needs a computer for his son but he has a maximum budget of £400 any info of where and how much greatly appreciated.darren

  alan 2273 17:33 28 Jun 03
  TECHNODIMWIT 17:33 28 Jun 03

click here=

still needs a monitor. but looks reasonable

  Bluescreen 17:50 28 Jun 03

JNC 4JA. ATX 300w PSU inc floppy £20.99
CDR- Burner:
Liton 52x24x52 Burn proof writer. £33.99
CPU:
Duron 1.3GHz £26.99 Upgrade to Athlon xp2400 for £50
Motherboard:
Asus A7N266 nForce chipset. Lan, 2usb
64mb o/b 4x VGA, o/b 5.1snd and modem £52.00
DDR RAM:
256Mb Pc2100 DDR (Samsung) £30.00 Hard drive:
Maxtor fireball 30GIG £35.00 Upgrade to Seagate 80Gig for £30

Keyboard and mouse:
Scroll mouse and Logitech k/B £6.00

Monitor and speakers:
GNR electronics 26dpi. 3yr war £85.00 Upgrade to 15?TFT for extra £120.

Printer:
Lexmark Z65.4800dpi.
Photo quality £48.00 Upgrade to Hp Photo 5555 for £50

Total includes 12months warranty (RTB) = £299.99

Total built with xp=£400.inc vat

I know loads of people who build them for this inc me!Never had one fail yet!

  dazzling (work) 18:21 28 Jun 03

yes i said id build him one for about that just covering all the options for him to consider.darren

  canard 19:24 28 Jun 03

click here £389 with 17" monitor. They are great to deal with and will leave out any apps whose software you already have{taking the price down even further}. In addition they will customise it to whatever OS/graphics card etc you ask for. Five year warranty supplied and no-one down your neck trying to sell you an insurance cover for repairs/damage!

  Bluescreen 08:45 29 Jun 03

The last route is to buy s/h. Ive seen 1800xp systems with monitor loaded with Me or 98se for less that £250. What could go wrong which couldn't get fixed for less that £50?

  ben 08:58 29 Jun 03

Visit a computer fair and you can find all sorts of bargains. Old style maybe but perfectly good for most purposes from about £200 and up.

  rickf 09:19 29 Jun 03

Build it. I have built one for a friend consisting of DFI P4 M/B, P4 2Mhz(266FSB)512mb/2100 ddr, GeForce4 MX 128mb Graphics,60gH/D,CDRW and DVD,FDD and clear side panel ATX case with Blue Cold Cathode light and 400PSU for less than £400.Most cheaply priced comps have shared graphics. This is not advisable if you want to have more intensive graphics use, like complex games or perhpas editing films.

  dazzling (work) 18:42 29 Jun 03

thanks guys.darren

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