OT FOAK new gaming computer price and spec reasonable?
- From: Work in progress <spamtrap2@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2006 15:15:41 +0100
I always skip these threads and now I'm starting one. Does the
following spec and price sound reasonable?
Son has finally got his money from the Pru (along with an apology and
some interest) and is shopping for a new PC to play Oblivion on. At
some point he might even do college work on it. He's been looking
around and come up with the following spec from pcspecialist.co.uk -
anyone used them?
AMD® ATHLON® 64BIT 3500 (Venice) 512kb (Special Offer)
1024 MB CORSAIR DDR400 PC3200 - LIFETIME WARRANTY!
ASUS A8N-VM: DUAL DDR, SATA II, x16 slot, 2 PCI ETC
SIX USB 2.0 PORTS (4 REAR + 2 FRONT)
SATA II 250 GB HARD DISK @ 7200rpm 8mb cache
Second Hard Drive
DVD ROM/Combi Drive
16X DVD ROM WITH 48X CD ROM
16x +/- DVD WRITER (8x +/- Dual Lyr) (5x DVD-RAM) (40x CD-RW) (£19)
Graphics Card 1
512MB RADEON X1600 PRO PCI Express + DVI + TV-OUT
Graphics Card 2
HIGH END ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL SOUND (RECOMMENDED)
NONE, I WILL BE USING BROADBAND
10/100 NETWORK CARD FOR BROADBAND - AS STANDARD
Floppy Drive/Card Reader
1.44MB FLOPPY DISK DRIVE
Stylish Silver/Black Sigma case + 2 front USB
Power Supply & Cooling
500W (Peak) Super Quiet Dual Rail PSU with 120mm fan (£25)
It's £490 inc VAT and delivery, he's set himself a budget of £500. Is
it a good deal, is there somewhere else he should be looking?
He wants to order it RIGHT NOW, I suggested asking the FOAK first.
Work in progress
Hot dog jumping frog
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