Worth it or not?

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  1. Lodhiz14

    Lodhiz14 Guest

    Hi, I was looking at this computer the other night on the net. And I want to know what you think. Do you think this system is worth it or not?

    Specs:
    [font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Monitor:[/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]19" Iiyama VM Pro 455
    [/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Case:[/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Silver Nokia Style Midi Tower
    [/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Mainboard:[/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Epox 8RDA+
    [/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]CPU:[/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]AMD Athlon XP 2800+
    [/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]RAM:[/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]512MB DDR 333
    [/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]HDD:[/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]160GB Hitachi Deskstar[/font]
    [font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Floppy:[/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]3.5" Drive[/font]
    [font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Card Reader:[/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]NewLink 7-in-1 Multifunction[/font]
    [font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Graphics:[/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]128MB ATI Radeon 9800 Pro[/font]
    [font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Keyboard:[/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Microsoft Wireless Multimedia[/font]
    [font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Mouse:[/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Microsoft Wireless Optical[/font]
    [font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]DVD±RW:[/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]NEC ND2500A DVD±RW[/font]
    [font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]CDRW & DVD-ROM:[/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]LiteOn Combi CDRW & DVD-ROM[/font]
    [font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Sound:[/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Integrated 6-channel Audio[/font]
    [font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Speakers:[/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Creative 5.1 P580 Surround[/font]
    [font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Modem:[/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]56k Internal PCI[/font]
    [font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Network:[/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Integrated 10/100 LAN[/font]
    [font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]OS:[/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Windows XP Home[/font]
    [font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Software:[/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Microsoft Works Suite 2004, CD/DVD Utilities, Panda Platinum Antivirus[/font]
    [font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Warranty:[/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]One Year Onsite, Parts & Labour, and a further Two Years Return-to-base, Labour only.[/font]
    [font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Extras:[/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]TV Tuner Card[/font]


    Worth Buying or not?
     
  2. lilgonz

    lilgonz The Great Gonzo, Smile it'll make you feel better OT Supporter

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    Not bad, but depends on the price
     
  3. Lodhiz14

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    Oh yeah sorry the price is £878.99 Worth it?
     
  4. Slid.

    Slid. I'm a guy.

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    Worth it for what, surfing the internet, gaming, word processing, watching tv? As opposed to what? What are the specs of your current machine?
     
  5. Lodhiz14

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    Ah, well basically multi-purpose tasking. Say for like Work, Surfing the net, Games, Basically stuff like that. But I will be doing alot of work
     
  6. Slid.

    Slid. I'm a guy.

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    Well - for work and net stuff it is probably overkill - I myself have a 500MHz 196MB RAM computer at work that does just fine for the work I done (some access, web design, photoshop) and another Laptop at 450MHz with 168MB of RAM for coding.

    At home for gaming I have an AMD 2500+ with a Radeon 9800 and 512MB of RAM and I experience no lag in games like WC3, Unreal 2004, etc.

    It's a nice loaded computer but it all depends on what you are upgrading from.
     
  7. lowfat

    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    that sounds like its a bit overpriced imo.
     
  8. Lodhiz14

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    Well thats the full system specs, it also comes with a webcam. The is the total price including VAT. I asked my cousin and he said that it is worth it, but I also want a second opinion.
     
  9. Slid.

    Slid. I'm a guy.

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    It sounds about right for the price - considering the monitor (~200) video card (200+) - that's half the price there already.
     
  10. Lodhiz14

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    Yeah the site is also giving free delivery. So all in all it seems like a decent buy. I might buy it but I am still searching around.
     

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