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Want best spec PC for under 400 (excl monitor)
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Old 07-04-2005, 11:46 AM
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Question Want best spec PC for under 400 (excl monitor)

Hi all,

I would be grateful if someone could give pointers as to where i could get hold of the best spec'ed PC (without the monitor) for a budget of 400 or so.

It needs to be pretty good for gaming (good grahics card) and have DVD Re-Writer inclusive.

Any advice would be most welcome.

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Old 07-04-2005, 12:02 PM
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Hi Manik,

Can't quite believe I'm replying to this as I'm a complete computer novice


Our friend who is very computer clued up helped us buy ours from

He has bought two for himself and one for his Mum from there - all three were advertised as refurbished but they were all brand new - same for ours.

Really fast delivery too
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Take a look here.
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Old 07-04-2005, 10:57 PM
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or try here (I couldn't get the link to Dell to work though)
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Old 07-04-2005, 11:24 PM
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Cool Best PC for U.

Suggest u visit (large) W H Smiths and preview, dont buy look (as most people do) to see if any review of what PC u want, take a note of the manufacturers tel number, I programme into my mobile). The larger Smiths have about 20 mags and you can bet many have reviews. ( U can also visit large Library, most have several PC mags, they also keep back issues, and Which Mag - photocopy rewiews u interested in)

Now u have telephone number, call the manufacturer; refer to mag review and tell them what you plan to use PC for and how much more, if anything, your specification will cost also advise them u need a written quote as u must get 3 quotes from different suppliers to compare prices with your Boss.

Computer Shopper have advice on ordering, they have a 'purchase order' type form (you can fax to supplier) so as to ensure u get exactly what u want/ordered at agreed .. some mag publishers will contact PC supplier if u have problems delay/spec/- but u MUST use mags order form.

Good Luck

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