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Old 16-08-2004, 10:27 PM   #1
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Default New Computer - Specs

I have to get a new computer (current speed is 677MHz :o) and while I have to save up (at around £50-£100 per week) I’m still looking around now. I plan to buy from MESH.

These specs look good...

X-treme 64 - FX 53 Platinum 939
- AMD Athlon 64 FX 53 Processor
- Windows XP Home Edition
- Mainboard, GB LAN, IEEE 1394, SATA, RAID
- 1024MB DDR 400 RAM (PC3200) Registered Memory (I’ll probably x2)
- 500GB Serial ATA (150Mb/s) Hard Drive (2x250GB)
- 256MB nVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra - TV-Out & DVI
- 19" SONY TFT Flat Panel Monitor (Analogue/Digital)
- SONY 16x Dual Layer DVD-RW (R/W all standard formats)
- SONY 52x CD RW & 16x DVD-ROM Drive (Combo)
- Creative Labs Audigy 2 ZS Platinum EX Professional
- Creative Inspire T7700 - 7.1 Surround Speakers
- X-treme3 Games Bundle (Joystick, Gamepad, 3 titles)
- ASUS WiFi 54MBps IEEE 802.11g PCI Card
- Internet Ready V.92 56Kbps data/fax/voice modem
- Network Ready integrated 10/100/1000 Ethernet
- Logitech Cordless Keyboard and Mouse
- 3 Year Parts & Labour Warranty (Back to Base)
- Mini Tower Case/4 USBs + Additional Features

Watcha think - £2099?

By the time I buy, I’ll be able to get these specs at a cheaper price, or get more with that £2k price.
Yeah, but no but yeah but no....

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Old 16-08-2004, 10:38 PM   #2
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Looks cool mate!
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Old 17-08-2004, 08:49 AM   #3
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£2000?!??! WTF?! build it yourself it will be cheaper!! that's a heck of a lot of money for a pc. Mine cost way less than that and does pretty good on the maya front!

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AMD Athlon 64 3000+ RTL includes Cooler £101.79
250Gb Maxtor Diamondmax Plus 9 - SATA (8MB Cache) £104.61 x2 = £208
Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe (DDR M/Board) DUAL LAN / 1394 / SATA £58.16
GeIL 1GB (2x512MB) PC4000 Golden Dragon CAS2.5 £190.00
IIyama Vision Master Pro 513 22" CRT DiamondTron £313.30
LiteOn SOHW-1213S 12 x DVD±R/±RW Drive £43.30
AOpen GeForce 6800 GT 256MB DDR3 TV-Out/DVI (AGP) £255.00

Right with no shopping around at all and 5 mins to spare, a 22" monitor and expencive GeIL memory (very good memory) your still only looking at £1168 quid

I think that mesh system is very expencive.

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I think... can you spare some money for me? D

Also: dual screen... you wont know how did you interacted with any half complex program before....

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Like others have said before, for £2k you can build a far better system. If your prepared to splash that kind of money your looking at a nice dual processor Opteron or Xeon rig.

Also I'm not sure why Mesh are using registered memory? That's only needed with the 940 socket, unless i'm badly misinformed.
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Maybe I should clarify that i would be willing to spend 2k, although I will probably remove/down-grade some components (except the TFT monitor ) to make it cheaper.

Secondly, builing if yourself is fine if you know what your doing - unfortunately i dont. I woudn't wanna risk buy compatible components (and getting it wrong) and attempting to build it myself. I could probably just manage, but i dont wanna risk it. Plus, I really couldn’t be asked anyway.

If anyone knows of a place where i can say what componants i want (and not from a drop-down list) to get custom built then i'll take a loot.

If i do get pre-built, i'll go to MESH, however, when i do, i wouldn't have to spend that ammount on these specs anyway.
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