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Topic # 68086 14-Sep-2010 19:00
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Hi
I have a topic about updating my desktop, but I have rung up some places and they have said my motherboard is obsolete and not worth upgrading. So I am looking at putting a desktop on HP can anyone recommend a good place and a good pc to look at??? Has to be on finance!! :)
Thanks

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  Reply # 379794 14-Sep-2010 19:16
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Usual questions:
1) What is the primary purpose of your computer? Gaming or just the internet and e-mails?
2) What is your budget?
3) How much hard disk space do you need?

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  Reply # 379799 14-Sep-2010 19:25
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and if it is just emails and internet seriously consider a laptop!




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  Reply # 379812 14-Sep-2010 20:07
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Wanting it for mid range gamng, emails, surfing, documents, downloading.
Budget up to $2000 no more.
320GB HDD minimum

Thanks :)

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  Reply # 379814 14-Sep-2010 20:12
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Computerlounge seem to do finance now:

http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/systems/systemdetail.asp?systypeid=4

+ ask them for OS, Keyboard/Mouse and monitor if required, should come in just under 2k




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  Reply # 379816 14-Sep-2010 20:12
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I think with that kind of budget you won't have any problems finding what you need. Hop over to Noel Leeming or Harvey Norman and see what you like. Or, for gaming requirements, try playtech.co.nz.



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  Reply # 379821 14-Sep-2010 20:20
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Can someone recommend what sorta specs they would choose? As I am not up with the latest machines. Somone also recommend to lease what are your thoughts? I do not think I like the idea of it not being mine!! Thanks

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  Reply # 379825 14-Sep-2010 20:25
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Specs, anything with an i5 and 4GB ram is suffice. If you have more money up that RAM to 6GB if you run Windows 7 64-bit.



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  Reply # 379833 14-Sep-2010 20:35
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Great, is there much difference in Intel and AMD based units?? I see that most of the desktops around my price range have 4gigs but have either Intel or AMD. Also what would u recommend graphic card wise. What do you think of something like this:

http://www.bondandbond.co.nz/computers/desktop/pc/hewlett-packard-s5360a-20-lcd-hp-pavilion-s5360a-2...

http://www.bondandbond.co.nz/computers/desktop/pc/hewlett-packard-s5360a-20-lcd-hp-pavilion-s5360a-2...



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  Reply # 379834 14-Sep-2010 20:36
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  Reply # 379836 14-Sep-2010 20:38
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  Reply # 379838 14-Sep-2010 20:42
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I would probably go higher than a 5450 for graphics, maybe a 5670 or higher, the 5450s have trouble doing most games unfortunately




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  Reply # 379841 14-Sep-2010 20:50
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OK thanks will keep this in mind. I am a bit pissed off at the mo as this PC i got is crap and I got ripped off by the dude that made it.

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  Reply # 379843 14-Sep-2010 20:52
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for $1988 at Playtech(where you can get finance too as well as computer lounge)
Playtech Prelude GTI Gaming Desktop PC
iCore i3 530 2.93ghz
Win home 7 64bit
8gb DDR3
1TB HDD
HD5770(which will play almost all current games you throw at it :)
22x DVD-RW
Office Starter 2010
Samsung 21.5" Monitor
Microsoft Sidewinder X4 gaming keyboard and mouse


tbh, I wouldn't look at any PCs at: DSE, Harveys, Noels, Bond and Bond. Just went through all their sites now, every PC under 2k either has integrated graphics or a 1GB 5450 which is another way of fooling people:
"I've got a 1GB graphics card, yet it can't play most games written 3-4 years ago" it's just crazy




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  Reply # 379844 14-Sep-2010 20:53
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Torque375: OK thanks will keep this in mind. I am a bit pissed off at the mo as this PC i got is crap and I got ripped off by the dude that made it.


Gutted, yeah it happens eh,

I know a few mates who have been ripped, yet they could've come to me and I wouldn't built them one in less time :)

The ones I do help, I just make them go through it enough so they can build themselves one, the next time they need too! 




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  Reply # 379846 14-Sep-2010 20:56
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hey vinnieg thanks for the reply, I will look into that aye. U don't happen to do finance do ya lmao :)

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