On Mon, 16 Feb 2009 21:55:45 +0000
Lurker <john@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I have today discovered that my PC/Desktop is sadly dead due to
> motherboard/CPU terminal failure. I have removed the hard drives and
> optical drive all less than a year old, the remainder went here to be
> useful, I hope! http://www.reboot-forres.co.uk/ I am looking at these,
> with a decided preference for the AMD components/hardware, toward the top
> end of the price range.
The trouble with these bundles is that they use cheapo RAM and
Novatech's RAM always had a bad reputation. A friend of mine bought one
of their bundles a few years ago (back in Socket A days). It wasn't
especially unreliable in general use (mainly gaming and browsing in
Windows XP) but faults showed up in memtest86.
Personally I prefer to spend a bit more and choose my own components,
including a good quality PSU.
TH * http://www.realh.co.uk