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« on: January 20, 2013, 03:27:01 PM »

Im looking at buying a new desktop pc for business use in the next month or 2.

Where are people buying from nowadays? I want a decent spec for circa £5-600 (excl monitors) and the  only real consideration is it runs 2 monitors.

Oh, and not from Dell! I would never use dell again


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« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2013, 03:32:44 PM »

Got mine from http://www.cyberpowersystem.co.uk/, pretty pleased with it
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« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2013, 03:35:01 PM »

They will all support two monitors (it's the graphics card that will determine that).  You might want to support three monitors, and also many use HDMI now (monitors that is), so that's something to consider if you intend on buying a screen in the near future.
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« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2013, 03:35:14 PM »

Yeah,  +1 from me for Cyberpower as well. Bought once from them 3 years ago for £1300 and it's been superb.
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« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2013, 03:40:30 PM »

They will all support two monitors (it's the graphics card that will determine that).  You might want to support three monitors, and also many use HDMI now (monitors that is), so that's something to consider if you intend on buying a screen in the near future.

Careful of HDMI for PCs. I got a new grpahics card yesterday and it only had one DVI port, with an HDMI port. This annoyed me, but luckily I have a Sky box I don't use so took the HDMI cable from that. Picture was shit, even though I've watched Sky on that monitor via HDMI.

Turns out that (undocumented in the manual or anywhere else) my monitor doesn't support PC input via HDMI. Had to use an HDMI>DVI adaptor.

HDMI is only DVI plus sound so entirely unnecessary for PCs where you're probably outputting the sound separately through speakers.
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« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2013, 04:58:46 PM »

Amd or intel appears to be a decission I need to make

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« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2013, 05:03:32 PM »

Intel i5 or i7 beat the crap out of AMD.
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« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2013, 05:12:08 PM »

Intel i5 or i7 beat the crap out of AMD.

Yeah, and you want to get as much processor power and memory (RAM) as possible for your money.

I'd also recommend a SSD hard drive.  Maybe even two drives, one that's SSD for OS and programs, and a normal one (that can be much larger) for files and storage, etc.
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« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2013, 05:13:39 PM »

Intel i5 or i7 beat the crap out of AMD.

Yeah, and you want to get as much processor power and memory (RAM) as possible for your money.

I'd also recommend a SSD hard drive.  Maybe even two drives, one that's SSD for OS and programs, and a normal one (that can be much larger) for files and storage, etc.

Fancy suggesting a base spec I should work to? ;0)
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« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2013, 05:19:49 PM »

No idea really, I haven't bought a desktop for ages.  But I went for those things on the laptop I've got, and I'm very happy with it.  Once you've had a SDD, you won't go back.
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« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2013, 05:24:05 PM »

Someone was asking about PCs and my friend recommended this place to them http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Galaxy-3-Intel-Quad-Core-I5-1tb-8gb-DDR3-ATI-Radeon-6450-1gb-Desktop-Gaming-PC-/170788432817?pt=UK_Computing_DesktopPCs&hash=item27c3c8abb1

Obviously that specific one won't be any good, but they should have something suitable I'd guess.
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« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2013, 06:00:28 PM »

Intel i5 or i7 beat the crap out of AMD.

Yeah, and you want to get as much processor power and memory (RAM) as possible for your money.

I'd also recommend a SSD hard drive.  Maybe even two drives, one that's SSD for OS and programs, and a normal one (that can be much larger) for porn

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