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Jul 26, 2010 16:10 |  #1


I'm looking at buying this system​.uk …s/Novatech/BB-I5754A.html (external link). Would be interested to hear peoples opinions on the spec and from UK people, the company as well.

Also, I need to put a gfx card in there. Any suggestions? I'm not a gamer and will use this system just for running CS5. Not looking to spend a fortune on this but want something that will give a good performance with Win7. I will be adding an extra 4Gig of RAM.


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Jul 26, 2010 18:56 |  #2

It looks good, the only question is the quality of the components. The PS apparently has 2 SATA power connectors and 8 IDE ones, so you might need converters. That also suggests it's an older or lower quality power supply.

Just put a midrange nVidia card in there, check the CS5 compatibility list. It makes little difference really.

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Jul 27, 2010 03:09 |  #3

check these guys out. Fantastic service. I had a power supply fan start making noises after a week and they were happy for me to either ship it back or they would just send a new one out and I could fit it..... I did the later.... always a real person answering the phone and they always do what they say.... can;t reccomend them enough... …/custom%20pc/1/​pg/pc.main (external link)

Never used novatech so I am can't offer help, but if you are not committed to them then useing Power Computing would leave you with a good feel.

you can build the PC you want to the level you want. I also didn;t want the option of a CD drive (as I had one at home) so I rang and placed the order and they were happy to leave it out and take it off the price (gave me room for a better case (which I needed anyway, cos of the heat issues with the overclock.)


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Jul 30, 2010 03:15 |  #4

"This product is no longer available or does not exist"

I've dealt with Novatech on quite a few occasions and have had no problems.
I do know people who have had problems with things not working etc. but they have been helpful and resolved the issues without fuss.


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