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PC and Monitor for £500


herrflick
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Good Afternoon all,

My brother asked me to help him find a PC, which is a bit like the blind monkey asking the deaf monkey why the silent monkey doesn't speak???

This forum was very helpful in helping me with my choice so I bow to the masters.

He's not a gamer. Watches movies & skygo and does a lot of that facebook, twitter malarkey. He has a 6 year old dell just now so I'm guessing even the most basic new PC will be a big improvement for him but I want to get the most for his moolah.

He's not PC savvy and lives too far away for me to go and help him out so something that is set up to go, and comes with a collect and return warranty for at least the first year is a must.

I did a bit of searching myself and the best I've found is this one

http://www.chillblast.com/Chillblast-Fusion-Neptune.html

I would appreciate it anyone knows of a better package going around and perhaps some feedback on the above PC.

Thanks

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rdave13

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I think it's a good choice for £500. Check how much for delivery. I also like AOC monitors. Hard pressed to find a better one I think.

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herrflick

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£530 plus the delivery. Thx for pointing that out rdave!

I've considered the delivery and the issue of returns and I checked some places local to him and found this...

http://www.pless.co.uk/product.php?productid=9139;

with this

http://www.pless.co.uk/product.php?productid=6375

and this

http://www.pless.co.uk/product.php?productid=8703;

Total Cost - £469

Which leaves him £31 pounds for keyboard and mouse. I bought from them 6 or 7 years ago and I remember it being an ok experience.

Don't know what they're like now so is buying local better than the chillblast one?

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rdave13

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Personally I'd go for the Chillblast one. I know it's a bit more expensive but it has a much better spec. If you're worried about returns and not bothered about performance, as such, then go for the cheapest.

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buteman

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Maybe have a look in Amazon and E-buyer as both do free delivery.

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herrflick

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Thx for the input folks,

Had a look on ebuyer but couldn't find info on warranty.

I can't see past the chillblast one either but I'm gonna keep looking.

Cheers

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rdave13

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I've been around and around and the specs (for future proofing as much as you can do!) brings me back to the Chillblast one. For the price and what you get I'll buy you a pint if you can find a better deal. :)

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herrflick

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The challenge is on rdave.

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herrflick

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Couldn't find anything better rdave so my bro ahs just gone and ordered the chillblast one. I guess I owe you a pint.

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rdave13

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Cheers.. :)

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herrflick

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On a different point...

How do you 'Resolve' a thread? Can't seem to find the resolved button?

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