2K to blow on a new desktop any suggestions?

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  • Deleted user 14 April 2010 19:41:08
    Need a new desktop got a shuttle PC about 5 years ago and now its playing up.

    What can i get for about 2K.

    Only need the PC no monitor etc. I want pre built systems only no way have I got the skills to build my own.
  • Deleted user 14 April 2010 19:42:16
    Get a Mac
  • Deleted user 14 April 2010 19:42:43
    If you're gonna blow it, blow it in style.

    Get a Mac.
  • megastar 14 Apr 2010 19:43:48 17,176 posts
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    2 k??

    two grand!!??

    cripes!
  • Deleted user 14 April 2010 19:44:33
    Indeed, get a mac.

    Or spend 500 on a PC if you just wanna play games.
  • Hunam 14 Apr 2010 19:45:00 20,674 posts
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    Dino PC are usually alright, some people have seemed happy enough with them.
  • Jazzy_Geoff 14 Apr 2010 19:45:06 7,767 posts
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    bloodandcrisps wrote:
    If you have to ask I doubt you want to build one yourself tbh:)

    He just said he didn't want to build it himself.
  • Syrette 14 Apr 2010 19:47:16 43,232 posts
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    Spend a quarter of that on a decent PC and put the rest towards your savings or something worthwhile.

    2K is a stupid amount, unless you're filthy rich, which I bet you are.

  • MetalDog 14 Apr 2010 19:49:04 23,697 posts
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    EasyPC were good for me when I couldn't be arsed to build.

    -- boobs do nothing for me, I want moustaches and chest hair.

  • trip919 14 Apr 2010 19:50:14 2,264 posts
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    espibara wrote:
    Need a new desktop got a shuttle PC about 5 years ago and now its playing up.

    What can i get for about 2K.

    Only need the PC no monitor etc. I want pre built systems only no way have I got the skills to build my own.

    Save your goddamn money!

    /jealous
  • heyyo 14 Apr 2010 19:51:30 14,374 posts
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    Push the budget to 5k and then you're talking, 2k doesn't get you an awful lot to be honest.
  • HoriZon 14 Apr 2010 19:58:37 13,522 posts
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    Dont waste it on a PC.

    I used to be a gamer like you, then I took an arrow in the knee.

  • Mr-Brett 14 Apr 2010 20:01:49 12,746 posts
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    750-1K seems about the limit before you're just buying stuff that costs more but doesn't do (much) more.

    Portable view - Never forget.

  • Deleted user 14 April 2010 20:11:41
    Mr-Brett wrote:
    750-1K seems about the limit before you're just buying stuff that costs more but doesn't do (much) more.

    Wanna future proof it
  • Res 14 Apr 2010 20:15:03 1,814 posts
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    espibara wrote:
    Only need the PC no monitor etc. I want pre built systems only no way have I got the skills to build my own.

    Here is a handy guide on just how easy it is. You don't even need to read anything!
  • Mr-Brett 14 Apr 2010 20:16:36 12,746 posts
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    espibara wrote:
    Mr-Brett wrote:
    750-1K seems about the limit before you're just buying stuff that costs more but doesn't do (much) more.

    Wanna future proof it

    Well that's fine but it would make more sense to buy a fairly good PC and upgrade with fairly decent parts as and when you need to, rather than spend 2K on a PC that will last a couple more years (at most) without needing upgrading.

    Portable view - Never forget.

  • Deleted user 14 April 2010 20:19:03
    espibara wrote:
    Mr-Brett wrote:
    750-1K seems about the limit before you're just buying stuff that costs more but doesn't do (much) more.

    Wanna future proof it

    There is no way you can future proof a PC. It will be out of date in a couple of years no matter what you buy now. Much better getting a pretty decent PC for half the price. I built a cutting edge (top Athlon processor, fastest IDE HD available, USB & SATA 3 MB etc) PC recently and it cost me 500 without a gfx card (I figured my 8800 Gt would do for now).
  • Deleted user 14 April 2010 21:17:52
    Res wrote:
    espibara wrote:
    Only need the PC no monitor etc. I want pre built systems only no way have I got the skills to build my own.

    Here is a handy guide on just how easy it is. You don't even need to read anything!

    I just watched that!
  • Pirotic Moderator 14 Apr 2010 21:21:40 20,646 posts
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    ploop wrote:
    Get a Mac

    Good suggestion, he can get a 4 year old core 2 duo laptop and have enough change for a memory stick!
  • urban 14 Apr 2010 21:45:53 10,938 posts
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    Mr-Brett wrote:
    750-1K seems about the limit before you're just buying stuff that costs more but doesn't do (much) more.

    1k max +1
  • Deleted user 14 April 2010 22:32:29
    Pirotic wrote:
    ploop wrote:
    Get a Mac

    Good suggestion, he can get a 4 year old core 2 duo laptop and have enough change for a memory stick!
    Or an i5/i7 based machine?
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