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Im going to buy a new computer what quality can i get for 700 pounds

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Aside from the fact that I’m American and don’t know the exchange rate and all that…

You will have to be more specific as to what you’re looking for. Some examples:
– Are you a serious gamer?
– Is this for office use?
– Is portability important to you?
– What sort of applications will you be running?
–(Disk space, memory, video capability may be important)
– Will you be using multimedia (audio in, audio out, special inputs (mouse, digitizing pads, scanners, etc.)
– Do you require network or Internet access?

Just some initial questions. If I had a better idea of what you were looking for, I could start to refine this list.

Bob

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  • Paul144hart
    fyi - http://www.x-rates.com/calculator.html As mentioned before, what you want to do with it will affect what you budget will get you. But in general it should be enough if you focus on the parts that will be important to you. I don't know if its available to you but look into on-line auctions run by the large distributors - they hold auctions on equipment just going obsolete, which may be enough for you, or you can add / replace the sections that are important to you. Example, look at compusa.com and go to the auction tab on the page. -Paul
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  • Warshez
    Hello, Are you going to buy a PC already assembled or you are going to assemble it yourself? Building it yourself will definitely be more profitable. When I build my first PC i saved more than 200 pounds. And it fit my need better. If you are a gamer you'll need a good graphics card and for your budget a geforce 6800 or an ATI X1600 will be good. You'll need 1GB of memory preferably dual channel. For your processor I would recommend an AMD(prefered by gamers) an Athlon 3500+
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  • Ultrix
    Hand-building a PC can be cheaper, if you have the knowledge. If you don't, then the time spent working it out could shoot the cost of ownership very high. I agree that you should first decide what you want to do with the machine. This is no different than buying a fighter jet. It is not the basic platform that costs all the money, it is the accessories. I would suggest looking for reconditioned business machines, and adding har drive video or ram if you find you need it. I also suggest looking at various operating systems, as Windows and its stack is not the only choice for most PCs. Good luck to you. I might use a search engine like froogle.google or a similar aggregation site to find many companies' offerings. You might even be able to find a machine in the local stores.
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