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    (Original post by PieMaster)
    The Antecs which come with cases arent as good as the Antec's you buy seperatly. As far as I remeber, that one has about 18A on the +12v rails which is the minimum I am recommending for new builds.

    It should be fine, as long as youre not planning on stacking a load of hard disks in there, filling every PCI slot and overlocking the thing to hell.
    http://www.antec.com/specs/SP400_spe.html - it's that I think. Oh and it'll be a fairly empty system I expect .
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    Ok then, what about this one for a basic computer?
    http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/sto...ory_oid=-27735
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    (Original post by flyingpig)
    Ok then, what about this one for a basic computer?
    http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/sto...ory_oid=-27735
    No. Try this: http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx...onKey=11101,15

    Add this TFT: http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx...ationKey=11014

    Yes, it is slightly more money, but you get a better spec.
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    (Original post by sr4470)
    No. Try this: http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx...onKey=11101,15

    Add this TFT: http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx...ationKey=11014

    Yes, it is slightly more money, but you get a better spec.
    what was wrong with the last one? my bro might be able to get me some more RAM for it
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    (Original post by flyingpig)
    what was wrong with the last one?
    Nothing in it merits the price tag. Lack of upgradability as well. The Athlon 64-based machine is also likely to be much lighter on electricity usage and run cooler, thus lasting longer. Not only that, I've selected a high quality Samsung TFT to go with it, whereas the P4 system has no detail about the TFT that is included...
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    Originally Posted by sr4470
    No. Try this: http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx...onKey=11101,15
    the site says this product is discontinued,

    am looking for a laptop - £500, that is reliable firstly, i dunno if any come with Word or Microsoft Office already on them? but thats what im gona need it for mainly i think, and downloading music

    can anyone recommend one?
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    How about this Fujitsu Siemens from Comet for £499.99 with a dual core processor and 1GB RAM, and comes with MS Works:
    http://www.comet.co.uk/comet/html/cache/572_337307.html

    Decent spec for the price and I have owned a Fujitsu Siemens for 18 months with no problems.
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    (Original post by manifestation of morality)
    the site says this product is discontinued,

    am looking for a laptop - £500, that is reliable firstly, i dunno if any come with Word or Microsoft Office already on them? but thats what im gona need it for mainly i think, and downloading music

    can anyone recommend one?
    Ok, fair enough. As for the laptop, I agree with wicker_man.

    (Original post by wicker_man)
    How about this Fujitsu Siemens from Comet for £499.99 with a dual core processor and 1GB RAM, and comes with MS Works:
    http://www.comet.co.uk/comet/html/cache/572_337307.html

    Decent spec for the price and I have owned a Fujitsu Siemens for 18 months with no problems.
    Looks good to me.
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    cheers guys, i rekon may give my local comet a visit tomoz
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    Hi guys, I posted this in the Cambridge forum and was told I should post here as well so here goes,
    I'm looking to buy a potrtable computer for lecture notes and essays and basically I've a list of questions I'd like to ask, any advice greatly appreciated!
    1. Where is the best place to get one and why?
    2. How much memory should I get? What are the basic requirements? What budget should I be looking at?

    edit: should I move this post to the laptop thread in the subforum?
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    Ghost101, got my Rock Pegasus 665 laptop. Will put review up this week. Very nice system.
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    i've seen some pc's on goldenelectronics.co.uk, they seem pretty good value. has anyone one had any expereinces good or bad with this site?

    thanks
    john
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    (Original post by Dwimm)
    i've seen some pc's on goldenelectronics.co.uk, they seem pretty good value. has anyone one had any expereinces good or bad with this site?

    thanks
    john
    they look pretty good, another website for real cheap pc's is pcoption.co.uk ,
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    which is best
    http://www.meshcomputers.com/Default...UCT&KEY=124559 @ £800
    or
    http://configure.euro.dell.com/dells...en_9200_3&fb=1 at £600 with 1 year warranty
    ????????


    corrected
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    (Original post by Chris12345)
    which is best
    http://www.meshcomputers.com/Default...UCT&KEY=124559 @ £800
    or
    http://configure.euro.dell.com/dells...en_9200_3&fb=1 at £600 with 1 year warranty
    ?????????
    Youre first mesh loink doesnt work, but
    http://www.meshcomputers.com/Default...UCT&KEY=116787

    is far better than the dell pc.

    Looking at that, im worried by the fact mesh allow you to pick a 7900gt using the stock 250W PSU. I know its completely irrelevant to Chris.
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    http://www.meshcomputers.com/Default...UCT&KEY=124559
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    Check my link, its better. There is no point in getting 7300gs cards in SLI. Get a single 7600GT instead which will be better.

    edit: my link aint better, my point stands though.
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    (Original post by ghost101)
    There is no point in getting 7300gs cards in SLI. Get a single 7600GT instead which will be better.
    Agreed. If I was buying a card for gaming at that price point, I'd go with a 7600.
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    Im gonna be getting one of these

    http://www.goldenelectronics.co.uk/i...t--BA0301.html

    but 2 things i need to know. Are these new computers compatible with a standard IDE HDD ? and also can anyone see or know what rating the PSU on the cases are and the minimum for running the 3800+ AMD64 with a 7600gt gfx card?

    Cheers
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    (Original post by cheekynibbler)
    Im gonna be getting one of these

    http://www.goldenelectronics.co.uk/i...t--BA0301.html

    but 2 things i need to know. Are these new computers compatible with a standard IDE HDD ?
    Yes, although newer motherboards have only a single IDE connector.

    (Original post by cheekynibbler)
    and also can anyone see or know what rating the PSU on the cases are and the minimum for running the 3800+ AMD64 with a 7600gt gfx card?

    Cheers
    They dont provide enough details for me to say for sure, but it seems like the PSUs are generic ones.
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