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buying a pre-made pc is "Packard Bell iXtreme 8520" any good


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black_shadow_1981

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hi lovely geeks im once again in need of your mighty minds and pc know how, last time i came to you guys it was for help with a buzzing pc, you guys didnt let me down and with your help its running lovely again anyways that pc is about to go to a new home (the local kiddy hosbiss) sorry about my bad spelling, anyways im looking to get a new pc for under £700 with abit more power then my old one, im a stupid N-o-b so theres no way i can build my own no mater how cheaper it may work out, heres a pc a found that i think might be right for me but im not 100% sure if it will handle the things i wanna run on it

games (older games like half life 2, cod 1 to 3, sims 2 secound life etc)
divx, mp4, avi, mpeg movies (downloads)
miniDV video cam hook up
mp3 music
networking with ps3

the pc ive seen and am thinking of getting is....."Packard Bell iXtreme 8520"

here is the info from the site (pc world uk)

Processor Type INTEL CORE 2 DUO E6550
Clock-Speed 2.13GHz
Front Side BUS 1333MHz
Cache 4 MB
Operating-System Windows Vista Premium
RAM Memory 2048 MB
Hard Disk Capacity 320 GB
Optical Drive 1 Multi-Format Dual Layer DVD Re-Writer Drive
Graphics Memory 512 MB
Graphics Description NVIDIA GEFORCE 8600 GS
Media Card Reader 15-in-1
No of USB connections 6
No of PCI Slots 1
No. of Firewire Connections 1
Keyboard YES
Mouse YES
Weight 12 kg
Height 420 mm
Width 195 mm
Depth 415 mm

will this be able to do all the things i wanna do and stuff, i know nothing about ram,cpu or anything like that so could you plz help (i dont trust the sales people to be honist with me at the store because as far as i know most of them work on comistion

again forgive my bad spelling

heres the link to the site and the pc i was looking at....

http://www.pcworld.c...gory_oid=-32998
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Richiiee

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That computer should easily handle all the things you listed. Plenty of RAM, nice processor, great but not common graphics card. If you're not sure about anything to do with compouters, no sense is upgrading the GPU, it's fine.
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PC World = big no no. Unless you're a fan of extended warranties.

However the computer will do what you want, though personally I wouldn't buy anything from PC World.
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black_shadow_1981

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only place round here to get a pre-made pc from, [bleep] ive used them for 6 pc's in the past and never had any proplems, its as easy as saying no....

do you want nortorn with that = no im fine downloading avast!
do you want extended warranties = no thank you

ive never found them that pushy in there, [bleep] my first pc world pc was a 486 right back in 1993-1994
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