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Discussion in 'Gadgets and Gizmos' started by mumof2, Jul 9, 2009.

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    here i go again! We have a budget of around £600 for a new PC.

    It needs to be able to:

    hold tons and tons and tons and tons of photos,
    be good for the boys to watch videos on You Tube and such like,
    be good for games,
    be wireless ready,
    be able to hold even more tons of downloads
    be happy to hold all my crafting CD's with all their graphics,
    be quick!
    not sure what else at the moment!

    does anybody have any ideas of an 'off the shelf' pc that would be suitable for all those things?

    could probably do with a new laptop as well as this one's on it's way out i think so maybe wherever i buy the pc from would be willing to do a deal...worth a try, in which case does anyone have any recommendations for a lappy as well?

    thank you for any help and advice you can give me, i used to know what i was looking for but i have absolutely no idea these days! :tongue:
     
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    could point you in the right direction of getting a quadcore shed loads of hdd space and a few gig of ram for not much money certainly less than 600 squid

    do you need a new screen and Operating System too M?
     
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    WHAT?!! speak English man - I no understand you foreign language!



    screen, yes - operating system.....huh?



    Mick, this is me you're talking to....I know nothing!
     
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    ok sorry M

    OS is xp or vista :)

    quadcore is a super fast processor
     
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    ohhhh! got ya!

    whatever i need! i'm on xp2 at the moment which is fine, remember you sent me a disc? is vista any better?
     
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    ok

    nah dont remember that did i really lol

    ok

    quadcore cpu
    1terrabyte hard drive = 1024 gb
    4gb memory
    20" tft mon
    vista home premium

    £560
     
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    ok, does that need to be built then or can i just unpack it and set it up? also, i think i'll need an external hard drive to transfer my files?

    A relative showed me one where you link it (or them) up to 2 computers then just drag and drop the files.
     
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    Oh Mairead :geekon:
     
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    sugar i forgot you have to have it build etc so yeah 600 complet i think there or there abouts
     
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    where would i get that from Mick?
     
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    :point:
     
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    its a site that has a shop local to me near southend where i get all my kit from as its localish

    email me M i dont have your addy on my lappy
     
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    okey dokey! :thumbsup:
     
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    Can I just point you in the direction of... the apple store? :D

    Wouldn't be doing my job otherwise... :rofl:
     
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    oooh this'll make you jealous! My cousin we stay with in Ireland, their son in law is a techy for Apple and they've lived in Cali for years now after moving out there for his work!


    anyway, my craft cds won't work on an Apple.
     
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    They will if you use parallels and install a copy of windows that can run alongside your OSX programs, as though they where made for mac :yes:
     
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    I got a mac mini its a really tiny little thing, works with my old pc monitor and all my pc programs work perfectly on it :thumbsup:
     
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    oh blimey, now I'm getting confused!
     
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    Basically macs now run windows programs too so you can get the best of both worlds :yes: the mac mini is about £499
     

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