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Build Advice Suggestions on where to buy a Pre Built PC?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by chewbaccas_nan, 18 Sep 2012.

  1. chewbaccas_nan

    chewbaccas_nan Minimodder

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    Hey guys,
    My girlfriend's dad wants 2 new home/business computers, as his are extremely outdated now (10 years out of date), hes got around 500 to spend.

    I've mentioned building one will be cheaper, but hes really desperate to get a couple straight away and wants it ready made to go.

    Basically who's the best company to buy pre built computers from?

    I've used Dino PC and they're not too bad and they're cheap. Any other recommendations/suggestions?

    Cheers :dremel:
     
  2. rollo

    rollo Modder

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    Dell or second hand if your not strictly after new pcs.
     
  3. mm vr

    mm vr The cheesecake is a lie

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    £250 per PC won't get him anything proper, at least not brand new.

    I don't know what kind of a business he's running, but if it has anything to do with IT, he needs to spend more than £50 on IT equipment per year.
     
  4. chewbaccas_nan

    chewbaccas_nan Minimodder

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    500 each sorry*
    Its alright ill have to go down the dredded PC World and see what they have to offer lol
     
  5. Guest-23315

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    Phone up Dell and speak to someone..

    You can normally get some pretty decent deals over the phone, far better than online.

    For a home PC that is reliable and stable, you can't really go wrong. Just make sure you get rid of all the garbage software they stick on there and run in the background.
     
  6. mm vr

    mm vr The cheesecake is a lie

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    Don't buy consumer grade prebuilt systems, they'll just break right after the 1-year warranty. As the machines are for business, they don't need dedicated graphics cards, and business systems should work pretty good.
     
  7. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun. Staff

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    Afaik: Scan, Aria, Dino PC, Cyberpower UK if you don't want to automatically drop in at Dell.
     
  9. chewbaccas_nan

    chewbaccas_nan Minimodder

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    Aye, looks like a solid system, and has a good reliable PSU in there which will help a lot.
     
  11. Shirty

    Shirty W*nker! Super Moderator

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    For lower cost options with varying degrees of support built in to the price, also look at HP, Acer, Zoostorm, Fujitsu and Lenovo.

    Boring as hell for us enthusiasts, but for someone looking for a basic home/office box they do make sense.
     
  12. chewbaccas_nan

    chewbaccas_nan Minimodder

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    I've looked at the scan ones in detail and they're actually really good parts for the price. Plus the free next day delivery, can't go wrong!

    *EDIT*
    Does anyone know if I can make my gf's dad an account on scan and use my free delivery or would I have to pay for it with mine?
     
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  13. jbloggs

    jbloggs What's a Dremel?

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    Novatech also do Home and Business pre-built PC's...
     
  14. chewbaccas_nan

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    Cheers bloggs, I think the scan value range has won my heart lol
     
  15. suragh

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    Scan would have been my answer also, but on the otherhand I was going to suggest something a little similar to what you are asking in mind. I have seen some semi-pre built PC's (With PSU's) on ebuyer lately for £200+ which includes 1TB HDD, LGA 1155 socket cpu/mobo, 8GB RAM (Nothing special) but no OS.

    It is worth checking out - http://www.ebuyer.com/389051-zoosto...2012&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=b2c_monday
     
  16. chewbaccas_nan

    chewbaccas_nan Minimodder

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    Yeah i saw those ones mate, he wants an i5 cpu tho, and i trust scan out of every other company so ill go with those
     
  17. Guest-16

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    500 quid laptops? Do they need to be fixed machines?
     
  18. Fraze

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    You have to use your own linked account to get the free shipping.

    I bought some stuff through Scan the other week using my Dad's CC on my own account to get the free shipping. As long as the card can be verified for payment there should be no issue.
     
  19. chewbaccas_nan

    chewbaccas_nan Minimodder

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    desktops....
     

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