Computer Parts and Supplies - The SMART PC

By: Concord North  09-12-2011
Keywords: Hard Drives, computer parts, Computer Parts And Supplies

(updated 9/10/2010)

Computer Parts and Supplies - The SMART PC

Add GST and PST to any purchase.. All pricing is in Canadian dollars..

The SMART PC*.. assembled with care, using name-brand components and fully-licensed name-brand software. Each one is custom-built for its intended user, at the time an order is placed. Based on Intel processors, ASRock motherboards and other name brand components, the PCs described here is quite capable of performing all tasks that a home user may ask of it - today, and in the foreseeable future. As an outright purchase with the available peripheral options, these PCs would make very nice home, or small business, PCs.

Note : to remain flexible, hardware pricing is kept apart from software pricing, as some clients already have an existing suitable operating system that can be used, while others will have the choice of purchasing either Windows XP or Windows Vista. Please see below..


  • ASRock G31M-S, 1333 FSB, DDRII-667
  • Intel E5300 Core 2 Duo 2.0 Ghz, 800 FSB, 2 MB cache
  • Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950
  • PCI-E slot for optional video card upgrade
  • 7.1 channel HD audio (ALC888 Audio Codec)
  • 10/100 RJ45 ethernet connection
  • USB 2.0, 6 ports rear, 2 ports front
  • 2 GB Kingston DDRII 667 RAM
  • 3Gb/s 500 GB SATA2 7,200 RPM 16MB HDD
  • LG DVD+RW/-RW w/Lightscribe
  • Internal front card reader, another USB port
  • Chenbro case, 13.6" x 5.4" x 13.8"
  • ASRock G43, 1333 FSB, DDRII-667
  • Intel E8400 Core 2 Duo 3.0 Ghz, 1333 FSB, 6 MB cache
  • Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X4500
  • PCI-E slot for optional video card upgrade
  • 7.1 channel HD audio (ALC888 Audio Codec)
  • Gigabit RJ45 ethernet connection
  • USB 2.0, 6 ports rear, 2 ports front
  • 4 GB Kingston DDRII 667 RAM
  • 3Gb/s 500 GB SATA2 7,200 RPM 32MB HDD
  • LG DVD+RW/-RW w/Lightscribe
  • Internal front card reader, another USB port
  • Cooler Master case, 16.5" x 7.1" x 15.3"

(just 5.8" wide, 1.8" tall, 4.5" deep)

Follow link below to more pics and details..

  • 1GHz VIA C7 Processor
  • VIA VX700 Unified Digital Media IGP Chipset
  • rear VIA/SG3 Unichrome Pro II IGP video port
  • built-in High Definition Audio, front ports
  • rear 10/100 RJ45 ethernet connection
  • four front USB 2.0 ports, front audio
  • 1GB Kingston DDR2 667 SODIMM
  • 250GB 5400 RPM 2.5" hard drive
  • note: no optical drive
  • 5.8" wide, 1.8" tall, 4.5" deep
  • approximate weight - 520g, or about 1.1 lb.
  • supports Windows 2000 / XP, WinCE, XPe, Linux


PCN fully installs an appropriate version of Windows and advantageously provides the original CD or DVD with each system it sells, unlike other PC manufacturers that only provide a copy on the hard drive. (If the hard drive of a PC becomes too small, or becomes cluttered with unneeded programs, or becomes chronically infected with viruses, or fails due to age or some other reason, users having in their possession the Windows media have the option to do a fresh reinstall on the original, or on a new hard drive, or with another hardware configuration altogether.) And PCN installs all available updates at the time of delivery, unlike some "boxed" systems that may have been on the shelf for months and are no longer current.

The preferred version of Windows for home use at this time (2010-09-09) is..

..Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit.

Each SMART PC is setup with the purchaser's individual interests in mind. This facilitates migration from a previous computer and makes future maintenance upgrades easier. Automatic updating is setup to use the purchaser's choice of Internet access.

  • Windows is installed with the purchaser's full and proper registration and licensing information
  • Internet Explorer connections are created using the purchaser's Internet access account information
  • Internet links to many current safe, popular and interesting websites are added and organized
  • Anti-virus programs are properly setup to update themselves and not overly interfere

In addition, each Smart PC has several popular third-party utilites and links installed, to make burning CDs and DVDs, downloading music, Internet radio, and other computing activities safer and more enjoyable.

  • Avast anti-virus, for personal use
  • Sun Microsystems OpenOffice office productivity suite
  • Sun Microsystems Java
  • Adobe Shockwave
  • Google Earth geographic imagery
  • Limewire P2P file sharing
  • Nero CD and DVD burner
  • PowerDVD movie player
  • WebEraser utility


Options, Accessories and Supplies..

While the SMART PC is originally quoted with certain hardware and software specifications, individual items are sometimes optional or are selectable by the purchaser. The processor speed, amount of memory, hard drive size, optical drive type and case style can all be altered within reason.

Warranty and Service..

SMART PC hardware components come with the full warranty offered by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM), and with a lengthy warranty on the labour required to install the hardware provided by Concord North Ltd. Typically, this means..

  • mice and keyboards, printers : one year
  • cases (power supplies), motherboards, processors, memory : one year
  • video cards, sound cards, modems, network cards : one year
  • floppy drives, CDRWs, data drives : one year
  • hard drives, monitors : three years
  • labour : five years

Typically, computer components fail during either assembly or testing, or they simply outlast their usefulness. Outside of software problems, you should expect, and we intend that you receive, a trouble-free, fully-satisfactory machine. Should you require service, a phone call begins the process. If your problem cannot be solved over the phone, you need only "carry-in" the machine for an inspection. If the problem cannot be fixed right away, arrangements will be made to see that you get up and running again as quickly as possible. While PCN offers and expects to facilitate and provide assistance with the direct warranty process, in the event that a warranty solution with an OEM means that costs will be incurred (i.e. packaging, shipping, etc.), these costs must be borne by the SMART PC purchaser.


Purchasers can expect their new SMART PC to be correctly and carefully assembled and ready for pickup in three business days or less. Delivery and setup at the intended user's site is optional, with an estimated additional cost of $60-$75.


  • Pricing in "the channel" changes hourly. Generally, prices go downward in small increments, while specifications improve. PCN will endeavour to give you the best possible product for the best possible price at the moment.
  • Pricing does not include delivery to your location - any delivery charges will be quoted separately. Products can be picked up at PCN (in Brampton) to eliminate delivery charges.
  • taxes, as applicable by law, are not included in the pricing shown here
  • To keep prices down, products ordered by PCN are pooled for delivery from our suppliers. Delivery is usually "next business day" or the day after that. You will be informed at the time an order is placed as to when the product can be expected. If delivery is time-critical to you, special arrangements can be made. Ordering several items together, at one time, may earn small savings.
  • * OEM software is intended for sale only with a new PC.

* - SMART PC is the trademark of PC's built by Products of Concord North Ltd.

© Products of Concord North Ltd.

The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011

Keywords: computer parts, Computer Parts And Supplies, Hard Drives,

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