but if i build/buy a new pc,use my xp disc and license number from old pc then if the old pc lives in my loft then surely thats ok?
looking at just buying this now,not building-http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0395086960
I wouldn't invest in the AMD systems at the moment, they are not particulary good value for money.
The cheaper PhenomII X3 720 is a faster CPU in the AMD range at media and the same at gaming. You would need to overclock the 9550 to get to x3 720 stock performance
Intels E5200, E7300/E7400 (depends on which is cheapest) are better value and if you overclock excellent value. the E7300 at stock is as fast in media as the Phenom 9550
The E8400/E8500 are the next in the value line.
If you go Quad, and if you do you'll need to be running the latest version of your video editing software and I think the last two version of Photoshop (CS2/3 iirrc) to make any use of the quads extra power.
Better choices from that seller.
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Though if you are going up to 350 region you could use the one I posted and up the graphics card to a GeForce GTS250 (about £50 to £60 more) and if you run the latest Photoshop will have a serious increase in power as it'll use the CUDA part of the graphics card is used last new I heard. Plus you'll have a good basic gaming machine
If you can build a bike you can certainly screw a few screws and push in a few cables.