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PC Advisor's 11-step designer PC buying guide

Grab yourself a stylish, souped-up bargain PC

Computers come in many different guises; some barely resemble a PC at all. We've had it with plain-vanilla and boring black machines, and we've gone designer. Here's how to get a PC that looks good, both inside and out.

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Another company that specialises in such systems is QuietPC. A reseller of PC and audio components as well as a manufacturer of its own silent PC parts, QuietPC deals in sound-proof cases for towers and horizontal PC cabinets. The latter are a popular choice for consumer electronics for the living room, where their horizontal design fits more naturally.

Finally, for some tasks, it's questionable whether you need a PC at all. Media extenders and music servers are good alternatives to having a PC destroy the minimalism of your lounge. Your hulking great PC can serve up songs, photos and films from the depths of your study, while you enjoy them in comfort on your sofa.

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