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    Yes. needless to say rep and my mother for the night (optional extra :p: ) are available for all help received.

    Edit: HP Pavilion Laptop, DV5094EA ??
    http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/uk/en...-68282603.html

    Pre programmed packages are no consideration at all as I already have them all. At least 2 USB ports required.
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    Laptops aren't my speciality, but that looks pretty reasonable. No video card though - so games will be a problem.

    Its very hard to advise on this because I just cannot recommend buying an OEM built PC. I trust some online pre-built manufacturers... but like you say, you want to buy from a shop.
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    (Original post by Mad Vlad)
    Laptops aren't my speciality, but that looks pretty reasonable. No video card though - so games will be a problem.

    Its very hard to advise on this because I just cannot recommend buying an OEM built PC. I trust some online pre-built manufacturers... but like you say, you want to buy from a shop.
    I think you can get laptops for £800 that have reasonable graphics (ie Radeon X300), just have to look around.

    http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx...5&v=2#infoarea

    http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx...5&v=2#infoarea

    Second one even has a mobile X700

    And for Intel:

    http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx...3&v=2#infoarea

    http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx...3&v=2#infoarea

    http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx...3&v=2#infoarea
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    What is a mobile X700?
    Is there any practical difference between an AMD and an Intel?
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    (Original post by Phonicsdude)
    What is a mobile X700?
    Roughly equivalent to a desktop Radeon X700 graphics card (which is more than enough for the odd game).

    (Original post by Phonicsdude)
    Is there any practical difference between an AMD and an Intel?
    Its fairly close between the Pentium M and mobile Athlon 64 variants. Whichever you prefer really, the other specs (such as ram, and hard disk size\speed) are more important.
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    I was wondering what you thought of these?

    Case

    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=89188

    GC

    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=87758

    HDD

    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=97515

    RAM

    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=49294

    MOBO

    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...uct_uid=101647

    CPU

    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=94645

    £210.00 Inclusive

    My budget is max £210, i want the pc for word processing and internet browsing mainly, and maybe to play a few games but not the latest ones.

    Do you think there are better options within my budget?

    Thanks
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    Downgrade the CPU to a 2800+ and get a 128bit graphics card (which will only cost about £10 more). That PSU wont be good enough - buy an Antec 350W instead.
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    I have a psu, it isnt a great psu but is pretty new and worked well in a better spec pc. I have a spare 128mb X300SE card, i think its PCI or would it be PCI-E, which would mean changing the motherboard.
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    (Original post by james101)
    I have a psu, it isnt a great psu but is pretty new and worked well in a better spec pc. I have a spare 128mb X300SE card, i think its PCI or would it be PCI-E, which would mean changing the motherboard.
    Yes.
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    You can get reasonable PCI-E motherboards for about £45-50 anyway.
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    Would the X300SE be better than the one i linked to? Also if you think i should use the card i have, do you think i would be able to afford socket 939 considering i wouldnt have to buy a gfx card?
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    (Original post by james101)
    Would the X300SE be better than the one i linked to? Also if you think i should use the card i have, do you think i would be able to afford socket 939 considering i wouldnt have to buy a gfx card?
    Thing is the CPU will cost more.
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    Ok, but the gfx card i have now is better than the one i linked to?
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    (Original post by james101)
    Ok, but the gfx card i have now is better than the one i linked to?
    Yup.
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    Nice, so i will have £22 to spend. This wouldnt be enough for socket 939 mb and cpu will it? How much do you think i would need to do this?
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    £150 or so.
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    Extra! So i would have to spend £350?
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    (Original post by james101)
    Extra! So i would have to spend £350?
    No. The board and cpu for a good 939 setup is £150. So thats about £50 more than the 754.
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    so the total cost will be around £240?
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    (Original post by james101)
    so the total cost will be around £240?
    Yeah.
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