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Need New Pc. What One Would You Choose?

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  1. James2

    James2 Senior Member

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    Ho guys,

    Normally I would go through a ton of review sites before making a choice, but I am sure I will get much more concise and informed answers here.

    It's time to upgrade my desktop PC, but there's a lot of choice out there. What would you recommend?

    I use a few bots and create WP sites mostly.

    I usually buy HP PCs , but am open to suggestions.

    Thanks and all the best,

    James :)
     
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  2. oxonbeef

    oxonbeef BANNED BANNED

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    I'm having a hard look at this. Fully upgraded.
    Code:
    [URL]http://www.multiplemonitors.co.uk/products/extreme-quad-monitor-computer/#tech[/URL]
     
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  3. cgimaster

    cgimaster Power Member

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    You're asking yourself the wrong question.

    1. Budget
    2. Use

    If the budget is good and you have the basic knowledge required to mount the parts yourself I would recommend buying the parts and if you don't have the knowledge to mount it up but know a good trustful guy that works too.

    You can save a lot by making your own configuration and buying the parts not to mention you can get only performance parts or quality parts, etc. It all depends on what the use you will have for it.

    For example given that you will use bots, a good network card, a good SSD (in case you're going to use gscraper/scrapebox) along with a good set of memories.

    If you're going to use it for backup of important data or simple likes to secure data and yet will use windows then you will very likely want your own raid controller.

    So I guess I would start by taking note of everything you plan to use this computer for and how much you're whiling to spend.

    Then search for ready to go CPU's and then look for specific parts mounted ones and see which you can get a better deal and yet obtain the parts you really want.
     
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  4. James2

    James2 Senior Member

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    Budget is good and tbh, I can't be arsed messing around putting components together. That's what we pay the manufacturers for isn't it? Something ready to use out of the box will do me.

    Fast, reliable and of good quality is what I need.

    Oxenbeef; that looks good man.

    James :)
     
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  5. Goal Line Technology

    Goal Line Technology Senior Member

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    Thats some workhorse there Oxon :)
    Price: £1,345.00 + VAT (£1,614.00 inc. VAT) with FREE UK Delivery!

    James2, I ALWAYS go with HP, fast and reliable etc... just saying
    Good Luck with your purchase :)
     
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  6. James2

    James2 Senior Member

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    Agreed. my last few computers have been hp, no issues whatsoever.

    What are you using now, a Pavillion?
     
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    ehinoze Power Member

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    I always configure nd set up desktops myself.at times i will even buy a new laptop, and increase the ram and change the hard drive to something much bigger.i always save a lot
     
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  8. Black.Star

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    Putting together a PC on your own is so simple nowadays.
    I don´t even know anymore which company produces reliable out of the box PC´s this days.
    If you decide to go the DIY way send me an PM and I will help you with the parts and so on.

    Hope you find your new PC soon. DIY or not :)
     
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    bertbaby Elite Member

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    I used to build my own but then I got lazy having to do work. I have had good luck with Dell and HP as well. In fact the only components that fail are almost always the hard drives and that's the nature of a spinning disk!
     
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    James2 Senior Member

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    What model did you buy Duffers?

    Cheers.
     
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    Duffers5000 Elite Member

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    They change their specs and model names every few months but you can spec up what you want and they are open to customising to what you need and know what they are talking about. They are based in real nice old mill office place so they are not walk in retail.

    I got a gaming pc for my son final config was similiar to this with a few extras and an 8 core bulldozer instead of the i5
     
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  13. rangerOH

    rangerOH Regular Member

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    i would recommend acer
    or
    lenovo if ur budget are low
    but however i have 3 pc now
    i work with 2 which acer and lenovo
    3rd is hp, only to play games , cuz he no fit to work IM with it
    gets slow very quickly
    + a little dirt and the ventilator will make a horror movie sound and when u open it and clean, the countdown is already began
     
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  15. James2

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    nice piece of kit there James2, I am sure you got the £0.98 discount for the pack :)

    BTW, Yes, to answer your other question above, I have a Pavilion, as well as other custom built HP tower
    great machines IMHO so I hope it serves you well.

    Nice of you to update us ~ great way to end the thread
    Cheers and Good Luck
     
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  17. Untouchable

    Untouchable Supreme Member

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    I never buy ready made PCs. I build my own.
    I have Dual Asus 24 inch.
    Razer Keyboard,Mouse,Headset
    Zalman Z11 Case
    Gigabyte Z87X Mobo
    MSI GTX650 OC
    16GB RAM
    120GB Corsair Force SSD
    750Watt PSU

    If you are not a tech person then you will think I just spoke gibberish.
     
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  18. James2

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    £0.98 indeed lol