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Old 05-07-2019, 04:30 AM
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I've been putting off buying a new PC for ages. It's giving up the ghost now. I'm in the UK and willing to pay £1000 or up to £1500 ($1,963) if it's worth it. Does anybody know any good deals or stores to check out?

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Old 05-07-2019, 05:27 PM
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pro-tools-pc.com would be my first recommendation. An off-lease HP Z820 12 core is a good alternative if you don't need thunderbolt but not sure if those can be had easily on your side of the pond
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A lot of software developers replace their extremely powerful workstations every year or so. I went that route with a Dell Precision and my most recent computer was a Pro Tools PC tuned for being very quiet.
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Old 05-08-2019, 04:10 AM
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Thanks, guys. I contacted ProTools PC a while ago and they don't serve the UK anymore.
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Old 05-11-2019, 08:36 AM
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Thanks, guys. I contacted ProTools PC a while ago and they don't serve the UK anymore.
I'm in the process of buying a new PC from www.scan.co.uk

I'll post details of the machine when it's here and working but so far, they've been great to work with - I'm making the transition back to PCs after 12 years on a Mac, my component/tweak knowledge is rusty and I don't have huge amounts of time to research and learn to enable me to confidently self build (which I did in the past).
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Old 05-17-2019, 05:17 AM
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I'm in the process of buying a new PC from www.scan.co.uk

I'll post details of the machine when it's here and working but so far, they've been great to work with - I'm making the transition back to PCs after 12 years on a Mac, my component/tweak knowledge is rusty and I don't have huge amounts of time to research and learn to enable me to confidently self build (which I did in the past).
Hi Sbs, thanks for the recommendation. This one looks promising:

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/3xs-...ssd-1tb-win-10
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