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I need to buy a PC (normal PC not a notebook) and am tempted to buy from digitec. Their website gives the option of either a branded pc or a digitec pc.

Does anyone have any suggestion/experience on this?

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I need to buy a PC (normal PC not a notebook) and am tempted to buy from digitec. Their website gives the option of either a branded pc or a digitec pc.

Does anyone have any suggestion/experience on this?

Thanks a million!
Depends on what you want really. If you are looking for high end and customizable stuff go for digitec. If you are looking for a standard, small and an all-in-one good deal then go for a branded one.

I bought a digitec PC some 2.5 years back and it still running fine. I did not have a single issue with that. Good Luck.
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Old 27.08.2009, 14:25
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Re: Digitec versus Branded pc

If you have a Media Markt nearby I would pay them a visit. They had some great deals on Quad Core Fujitsu Siemens PCs the last time I looked e.g. Fujitsu Siemens Amilo base unit + 21" TFT screen for CHF 899. I have one of these PCs at home (purchased in the UK) and have found it to be very well built, fast and extremely quiet.
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Re: Digitec versus Branded pc

Digitec build their own machines - you probably find you get a very good PC from them.

I'd go for price -vs- punch. If I get a Digitec PC that meets my spec and it's cheaper than, say, a HP, I'd buy it.

If you're going for ugly -vs- pretty, you might have a whole different decision.

Guarantee on their own PCs is what? 24 months return to base? You might get in-home service from a branded PC - but this might cost more.

I would not shy away from a Digitec branded PC.
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Re: Digitec versus Branded pc

I haven't bought a branded computer for over 12 years now. There has never been any problems with with hardware or service from the various places I have bought my computers from. Go for the best machine for your budget regardless of name badge.
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I'll be using it to record my own music so I guess it will require some crunching and enough storage (apart from the sounds card etc). I'm not too worried about the looks or the name really..

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Re: Digitec versus Branded pc

Thanks for your helpful response, by the way!
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Re: Digitec versus Branded pc

I just got a Digitec PC, and it has been excellent so far. Name brand insides, came with the OS installed, very good machine. And good value for money.

They're a bit slow on crediting if you run into troubles (they originally made a mistake and sent the wrong one to me - I had them send another one and when it arrived returned the original which took a while to be taken off of my card, but they were excellent to deal with).
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Re: Digitec versus Branded pc

I buy most parts from Digitec (as long as they have what I need) and build it myself. I am about to build one right now actually.

Can someone clarify what the windows7 voucher thing at Digitec is all about? It's not officially being released till next month right? So if you buy Vista today you get a free voucher to upgrade to Windows 7?

So I will have to install Vista now and then re-install windows 7 next month?
The though of reinstalling the OS and then all my software again puts me off
Can I instead install windows 7 beta now and then do a plain update to windows 7 official release?
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I buy most parts from Digitec (as long as they have what I need) and build it myself. I am about to build one right now actually.

Can someone clarify what the windows7 voucher thing at Digitec is all about? It's not officially being released till next month right? So if you buy Vista today you get a free voucher to upgrade to Windows 7?

So I will have to install Vista now and then re-install windows 7 next month?
The though of reinstalling the OS and then all my software again puts me off
Can I instead install windows 7 beta now and then do a plain update to windows 7 official release?
I ordered Vista with my machine, and they told me the certificates won't come out until later this month. It is listed in my profile as a pending order.
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Re: Digitec versus Branded pc

I bought a Digitec PC too, about 2 years ago.

The only criticism I have is the loudness of the CPU fan (which I've since replaced), and the fact that the case is a little flimsy, so it doesn't filter much of the sound out.

Other than that its a decent value PC.
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Re: Digitec versus Branded pc

Thanks for your help!

One last question.. Most PCs seem to come with Vista. Is it possible to buy one then install XP?
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Thanks for your help!

One last question.. Most PCs seem to come with Vista. Is it possible to buy one then install XP?
yes as long as you have a copy
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Re: Digitec versus Branded pc

Digitec PC's are custom built therefore will use much better quality parts than big-name manufacturers. Big names generally cut lots of corners spec-wise to bring you those uber-cheap machines, and generally have a much inferior graphics card, motherboard etc than custom-build ones. Go with digitec.

What's your budget? Give me a budget and i'll get the most for your money, been into PC upgrading etc for years now on an enthusiast-level, so I know my stuff.

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Thanks for your help!

One last question.. Most PCs seem to come with Vista. Is it possible to buy one then install XP?
Vista is great in my opinion, most of the issues have been resolved. It^s fast and stable now.
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Re: Digitec versus Branded pc

Yes I do have a copy.

I would prefer to stick to 32 bits due to some software I want to use. Budget would be in the 1300chf region. What i need is 4gb Ram minimum, 500+gb Hd and preferably a quad processor. (and a screen, keyboard etc obviously..) Otherwise I m flexible..
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You can run 32bit apps on a 64bit Windows environment by using the WOW64 emulator.

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Yes I do have a copy.

I would prefer to stick to 32 bits due to some software I want to use. Budget would be in the 1300chf region. What i need is 4gb Ram minimum, 500+gb Hd and preferably a quad processor. (and a screen, keyboard etc obviously..) Otherwise I m flexible..
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Re: Digitec versus Branded pc

Just had a look at their stuff and the best all-rounder seems to be the Bundle digitec Tharsis T70.10, Vista + Asus 24" VH242H, it has a quad, 4GB RAM, and a 24" screen, which is always a bonus. Graphics card is so-so, but unless you're gaming it shouldn't matter too much.

As always though, the best value comes from buying the parts seperately and building your own.
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Re: Digitec versus Branded pc

I am looking for a PC part that is out of stock at Digitec. Which are you fall back online shops when Digitec don't have components in stock?
Techmania.ch any good? Any other recommendations?
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PC part! You ask too many questions Rich. JLP is having a bad influence on you A particular aluminium full tower PC case is what I am after and digitec won't be getting it for few weeks.
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