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The Misfit
18-03-2011, 12:07 PM
I'm about to buy a new PC as the old one is gradually grinding to a halt. I'm looking in the £300-400 price range and trying to find the best spec for the money. It's easy to decide on RAM and hard drive memory (the more the better I guess?) but how can I compare and decide on the competing CPU's. There seems to be a huge range of Intel & AMD hardware in this range and I don't know what's best. At the moment i'm looking at a Packard Bell with 3GB RAM and 1TB hard drive that uses a Triple-core AMD Athlon™ II X3 415e (2.5 GHz) CPU.

Any thoughts?

Palestinian
18-03-2011, 12:13 PM
Others will be better placed to advise on the spec, but John Lewis do an extra year's worth of guarantee (including accidental damage) at no extra cost, this includes a replacement laptop whilst yours is being repaired.

wombat
18-03-2011, 12:13 PM
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/buyers-guide/2011/03/10/pc-hardware-buyer-s-guide-march-2011/1

The Misfit
18-03-2011, 12:25 PM
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/buyers-guide/2011/03/10/pc-hardware-buyer-s-guide-march-2011/1
Thanks for the link but it's difficult to find any CPU comparison information on that website (or am I just not looking hard enough?)

evvo111
18-03-2011, 12:30 PM
Not sure this site is any good as I know little about pc's but it seems to do comparisons.

http://www.pantherproducts.co.uk/Articles/CPU/CPU%20Comparison.shtml

Stonewall
18-03-2011, 12:33 PM
www.pcspecialist.co.uk