Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Ben Tusting, Jan 15, 2010.
question is what kind of work?
actual heavy work (autocad)
or just office stuff to surf the internet mail?
If you get the PC hardware you could go for Linux (Ubuntu). It also has almost all stuff included and it's free.
Just office stuff (emails, Word, Excel, Internet) That kind of stuff
I always thought Macs were expensive and not as powerful as a computer.
the macs you pointed are really expensive for just those things...give me an hour and I will try to come up with something for you
In Some ways they don't even need to be the new I series as a Quad Core still runs fast
yeah I know...I have something specific in mind...
just give me 1 hour...(as I'm doing some testing right now )
Not trying to hurry you at all
Ubuntu includes Open Office compatible with MS Office. As for mail you can use Mozilla Thunderbird. Also free.
Best of all, Ubuntu don't require as powerful PC as Windows.
maybe something along this line?
or this with an nvidia Ion graphics card for HD content, atom for slow but efficient on energy and wireless lan )
but has no monitor (need to buy it separate)
Looks a bit meh
How fast would that be? (not be cheaper to build the computer myself?)
not that fast
not gaming fast, but not celeron slow
especially the second is really not for gaming
ok some point on yes or no or other (and I might have a better idea)
gaming (occasional on low resolution low/medium setup or old games)?
how many hours will it stay on on average?
what is possible budget?
keyboard mouse speaker?
place of a bit room/desk or just pile the system on each other to create more place?
At the moment we have 2 mac's(Titanium laptop and a swivel head Mac)
Which werrrrr a lot of time(Very slow).
Computers will be used from 8 - 6 everyday apart from weekends
No Gaming at all
Budget would be the same price as the mac (Top post per computer)
Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse ,Wireless Card, Speaker (Unless it's a tv not a monitor = speakers not needed)
Software = windows 7, Microsoft office
The computers want to be fast ( like my computer = Q6600)
Don't really want a huge case but if the computer is fast then it doesn't matter as much
you do mind form factor of the motherboard / case to be small...and a wireless connection on it?
I have an idea that might work
stupid question....working on it
after some digging (from misco uk site) I came with the first alternative
small/compac with some punch
Case: Antec NSK 24800
Motherboard: Zotac ItX motherboard
Onboard graphics card (Nvidia 9300) & Wireless
Processor: Core 2 Quad 9400
Ram: Kingston PC6400 2 x 2GB DDR2
HD: Western Digital Black 640GB
Keyboard/mouse: Logitech MX3200 cordless laser
Monitor: Samsung P2370
Speaker: Logitech Z230
Total price (without delivery cost) £796.13
I might keep searching around of change some things....will see...but this is a good base
Personally I would get one of those Rigs you shown Ben in your first post, for the purpose they need to be used for they will be perfect. i3 / i7!
true to actually what Damian said
only I would not go with seagate (prefer samsung or WD harddrives)
Ye Samsung are on top now in terms of HDD
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