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Offline DD1975 Topic starter
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So I figured it was about time I started to update some of my rig such as speakers (Still working without sound after mine broke several months back!!), monitor etc.

I have a question, I'm looking at an Acer S220HQLBrbd 21.5" monitor which I can get for a reasonable price on Ebay (new not used), so would anyone know anything about Acer monitors that they wwould like to share before I start spending my hard earned (cough cough says the man whose been sitting on his arse for nearly 3 months  Roll Eyes ) readdies on somethging?

Cheers guys any input would be welcome
Posted February 14, 2013, 20:21:19 PM Logged
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I've seen a few Acer screens and they have always impressed me, that one looks pretty good, there are 70 reviews to read through on ebuyer.

http://www.ebuyer.com/284043-acer-s220hqlb-led-lcd-full-hd-22-monitor-et-ws0he-b01
Posted February 14, 2013, 20:28:38 PM Logged

Offline DD1975 Topic starter
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Thanks for that Data, I can get one on Ebay for a little over €110 incuding postage so as soonas I have some spare dosh I reckon I'll pick one up.......it will be an improvement over my 6 year old 17" screen, which I won't fault as it's done very well for me  thumbsup
Posted February 14, 2013, 20:32:34 PM Logged
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What you want now DD is my old quad core bits, come back to Blighty and Snowy will build it in a case for ya.

Hurry ...
Posted February 14, 2013, 20:38:02 PM Logged

Offline DD1975 Topic starter
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I would love to upgrade the old girl right now, but a bit short right now so will have to take it a bit at a time as it becomes available.

I will be talking to snowy at some point about a build I expect though, the move could take a while the way things are looking at the moment what with my illness etc.
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My wife had good luck with her Acer monitor, Just remember it is an electronic device, and one may work well for one person but another one might not for another person. It has been a while since she had to call tech for her pc seeing she does not have the brain part of the rig anymore, but tech service was fairly decent back then.
Posted February 14, 2013, 21:18:35 PM Logged

Offline DD1975 Topic starter
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Well I finally sorted the sound out, I bout a cheap phillips woofer and speakers from Argos, seems to do the trick.

Snowy will be pleased to know the ports in the back of my machine are still working as the new set up is plugged in there, it seems the malfunction was with the old woofer!!!

Next up Monitor followed by new keyboard and rodent, er I mean mouse!!!!  Roll Eyes
Posted February 21, 2013, 20:19:29 PM Logged
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Hey DD, this thread is called Computer Upgrades but so far we have only talked about things that plug into computers and not the computer it's self.   Grin
Posted February 22, 2013, 12:33:59 PM Logged

Offline DD1975 Topic starter
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that's because to me the peripherals are part of the computer so a replacement is an upgrade  Cheesy

don't worry i'm getting to the internals later, and will look for advice from u guys on that.

ivejust got Mrs dd a new laptop today so getting a first taste is windows 8.
Posted February 22, 2013, 17:37:50 PM Logged
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Offline DD1975 Topic starter
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Right i haven't been getting on with this, so looking at a new rig to buy prebuilt I came across this set up and wondered if any good:

Intel 4th Generation i5 Series Desktop PC with Intel HD4600 GraphicsHome > Budget Gaming PCsProcessor  Intel i5 4430 3.0Ghz Quad Core 
Memory 4GB DDR3 1600Mhz (Up to 16GB) 
Motherboard Asus B85M-G MATX 
Hard Disk Seagate 1 Terabyte Hard Disk Drive 
Optical Drive LiteOn 24X  DVD Rewriter 
Sound Realtek ALC887-VD2 8-Channel HD Audio
Video Card Intel DH4600 On Board GPU
 
Networking Realtek 8111G 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller
USB Ports 6 USB 2.0 ( 2 Front & 6 Rear)
Other Ports HDMI , VGA , DVI-D , USB 3.0 Support ( 2 )
Power Supply 450 Watt Zalman 80+ Certified PSU 
Windows O/S Optional Extra 
Warranty 2 Years 
Anti Virus Software AVG AntiVirus*
Office Software Open Office Suite*
 
Case Style Premium Gaming Case 
Keyboard Optional 
Mouse Optional

This is €599 without the O/S and periherals (not that I need a new moniter now), so I wondered if it offers good value.

Also do you get Window 7 (64 bit) premium at €99 or professional at €139?

I suppect with keyboard, mouse and O/S i'd be looking at about €750ish total
Posted November 06, 2013, 20:38:42 PM Logged
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It looks Ok, nice CPU

Only onbard graphics so not great for games.

But the worst thing is no SSD, it has a ITB HDD, nice and big but slow as crap compared to SSD

Windows home premium is all you need, no need to get the pro.
Posted November 06, 2013, 21:08:35 PM Logged

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SSD is an optional extra, minimum €169 extra for the 128gb, €299 for 240gb or €499 for 480gb.

Seemed a tad excessive for what I need price wise.

There are other options in the video card, there are a number of Geeforce cards available as well.

Rather than piddle about here's the link to the page I'm looking at:

http://www.custompc.ie/intel-4th-generation--i5-series-desktop-pc-with-intel-hd4600-graphics-133791-p.asp
Posted November 06, 2013, 21:26:05 PM Logged
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Cut to the chase, what you going to be doing with it ?
Posted November 06, 2013, 21:29:29 PM Logged

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If all you want is a good internet machine that can play HD vids and don't really want to game seriously on it then all you really need is an i3.

So consider an i3 with an SSD, it will make a quicker feeling machine and stay quick over the years for the same price as an i5 without an SSD.   
Posted November 06, 2013, 21:44:46 PM Logged

Offline DD1975 Topic starter
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That makes sense, I'm not a serious gamer I admidt. I play now and again when I can get time.

Although I would like a machine that can handle the strain of a good game as I do like to play.
Posted November 06, 2013, 22:07:00 PM Logged
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