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which of these specs to go with please

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by sam joyce, Sep 28, 2008.

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  1. sam joyce

    sam joyce Thread Starter

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    I want a basic graphic design desktop for £400, to run illustrator indesign and photoshop.
    I have windows xp sp2 and eventually want to add a sound card for music and possibly a second drive later
    I have been advised novatech are a good company to supply computers and have seen these specs below on their site, but no mention of mother board? also a price from dell direct which has also been advised. I will get moniter as seperate element not included in this budget and I have operating system. Sound card and second drive I will get later on.thanks if you can cast your eye over these specs and tell me what you think.

    novatech,,,
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    Intel Core 2 Duo E8400
    2GB memory
    320GB hard drive
    DVD writer
    NVIDIA 8500GS 512Mb graphics
    Midi ATX case
    System price
    £351.32
    inc vat
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    as above but,,,,,,,,
    500GB hard drive
    NVIDIA 9500GT 512Mb graphics
    £386.57
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    .......and heres a spec direct from dell

    Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E8400 processor (3.00GHz, 1333MHz, 6MB cache)
    Specifications - Base
    256MB ATI® Radeon™ HD 3450 graphics card
    Specifications - Video Card
    Memory
    2048MB 800MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [2x1024]
    Specifications - Memory
    Hard Drive
    320GB (7200rpm) SATA Hard Drive
    Specifications - Hard Drive
    Optical Devices
    DVD+/-RW Drive (read/write CD & DVD)
    Specifications - Optical Devices
    .....£379.
    thanks sam
     
  2. Classics

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    -The specs are almost identical for both computers with the exception of the Graphics Card.
    -I would not worry about upgrading the graphics on the first one if you don't plan to play games.
    -320GB will probably not be enough space if you plan on saving lots of high resolution pictures and/or graphics (if it is for professional use).
    -The Novatech is going to have a smaller case, if this makes any difference to you.

    I would say go for the Novatech for the lesser price (and because I'm a Nvidia fan boy :))
     
  3. sam joyce

    sam joyce Thread Starter

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    nice one classics!
     
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