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I think this is pretty good value...what do you think?

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August 30, 2007 5:38:38 PM

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For £329 Inc VAT & del ($663 for US readers) ;) 

E4400
2Gb DDR 667
320Gb SATA HDD
DVD/RW
Nvidia 8300GS (512Mb Turbocache)
Vista Home Basic
19" 1440x900

May be used for gaming in future (It has a PCIe x16 slot free - I know the current integrated one is pants)

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August 30, 2007 6:08:43 PM

It depends of course on local supply, but here in the US I could build a better rig for $663, even including a 19" monitor.
August 30, 2007 6:13:09 PM

Fair at best.

1) Is the BIOS Unlocked so that you can OverClock the System?
The E4400 is a Chip with great potential if you can do this. If you cannot, then it is a rather slow chips because of the default 800 Mhz FSB. If you can change the FSB to 1066, then the Chip will go from 2.0Ghz to 2.65 Ghz and the system will be fine.

2) What is the Power Supply? Since you will need to change out the Video Card, you need to make sure your PSU can handle what you put in it's place. The key is not just the WATTS, but the manufacturer since not all are created equal.

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August 30, 2007 8:08:44 PM

Thanks jtt293 - What would you build for the equivilant money? I may see what your systems is compared to this prebuilt one. But will have to consider you are in the land where everything is cheap :-(

Zenmaster: I thought 3329 wasnt bad considering the 19" Widescreen too...You think only fair? I know the E4400 has gretat OC potential going to 3Ghz on standard cooler but I have heard that the latest batch can only reach 2.6 or 2.8 at a push see this article http://www.legionhardware.com/document.php?id=642 but i must confess i know not if the BIOS is locked. This is a Dell machine I was looking at so maybe that answers the question.
August 30, 2007 11:25:41 PM

England is a bit more expensive than the united states of we want oil so we invade defenseless nations land ;) . so i think that is not such a bad price, i looked around while i was there and games are cheap as chips but hardware is quite pricey. The monitor is killing you though.
August 30, 2007 11:28:55 PM

Yes, England also has advantages, though. They dont invest in items that here in the United States we feel necessary - such as a toothbrush or dental work in general ;) 

August 30, 2007 11:58:46 PM

Hahaha. They are starting to all get fat too i noticed.
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