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Author:   S h a d o w
Date:   Feb 07, 13 at 3:19pm (PST)
Subject:   New build :)
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Hello neoseekers

I am looking for help with a new build that I am doing for someone, Il try to add as much info as possible but ask any questions if you want.

I have a max of £400 to spend but need Microsoft Office which seems to be £83 (AmazonUK) and a remote (not sure of price) so closer to £300 spending money. The system will be used for web browsing and cd burning so it needs a fast disk drive. I will find a case soon when I find out what they want so leave off £30-£40 for that. A 500GB will be fine and probably never get filled. Last 2 things are a wireless adaptor and Bluetooth.

I would like to buy the items from www.Ebuyer.com and www.Amazon.co.uk
Ebuyer has free deliver for order over £49 and I would like to buy the items direct from AmazonUK and not a seller on the site.

Thank you!




Author:   Crusad3r
Date:   Feb 08, 13 at 3:31am (PST)
Subject:   re: New build :)
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So realistically, you have a 260-280~ish quid budget? since Windows 7 or 8 costs around 60 or 70 quid. I'll just put it out there that it's not really enough for a computer.

Do you already have windows? A monitor? keyboard? mouse? speakers?

Any spare parts from a previous computer?

You have a tiny budget to work with, so we need to try save as much as possible



Author:   S h a d o w
Date:   Feb 08, 13 at 9:12am (PST)
Subject:   re: New build :)
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Im building it for someone my dad knows so il have to get the questions passed on.

Bummer, forgot about the other obvious one, the OS. Im sure there is a mouse, keyboard and a monitor, hopefully some speakers to spare.

il ask about MS Office & the OS and get back.


EDIT://
Just thought of something and would like to know if it will work. Could I get the HDD from his current computer and mirror everything over to a new hardrive without messing up any product keys for software e.g. MS Office and the Windows OS?

Or maybe I could just use the current HDD and put it in the new build, should work fine, right?

Should save a good amount without having to buy the OS and Office



Author:   Benedict
Date:   Feb 08, 13 at 3:01pm (PST)
Subject:   re: New build :)
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If you're on a tight budget you could always get it via other methods, or use something like OpenOffice instead which is free.



Author:   S h a d o w
Date:   Feb 09, 13 at 3:26pm (PST)
Subject:   re: New build :)
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So what ways are there for me to copy software from one HDD to another without losing product keys etc???



Author:   aaron6581230
Date:   Feb 09, 13 at 3:50pm (PST)
Subject:   re: New build :)
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quote S h a d o w
So what ways are there for me to copy software from one HDD to another without losing product keys etc???
Stuff like MS Office should be fine. The only thing you'd have to do is re-register Windows. All you have to do is call up Microsoft and let them know that you had to move your hard drive somewhere else. They'll basically disable your old product key and give you a new one.


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