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Topic # 115718 4-Apr-2013 13:25
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We just need it for basic use, things like myob, itunes, networking to at lease one laptop

I thought this here would do fine, would not need to upgrade it for many years to come.

http://pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=WKSPB5103&name=PB-Pro-5103-Quad-Core-Business-PC--Intel-Core-i5-Q

It does not come with Microsoft windows etc which i may be able to get for a better price but for now suggestions? Im not to sure what to look for.




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  Reply # 793166 4-Apr-2013 13:35
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Expect a long repair time with a PB Tech Custom Built PC. Pay a little extra and get a HP Pro 6300 or at a Pinch 4300 with an upgraded warranty.

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  Reply # 793176 4-Apr-2013 13:38
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I'm with networkn on this one.  Get something with a fast, preferably onsite, warranty.  HP carepack is absolutely brilliant and in a business setting, worth the money.

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  Reply # 793177 4-Apr-2013 13:38
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It says it does come with Windows 7 pre-installed on that PBTech link.

Offers ending tonight from the below link. Vostro 270MT or Vostro 270S will do the job fine. Come with 20" monitor with 270S or 23" monitor with 270MT as well as 1 year next business day support which can be extended to 3 years for extra $$.

http://www.dell.com/nz/business/p/desktop-deals




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  Reply # 793178 4-Apr-2013 13:38
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It doesn't sound like you need much, might be worth looking at an Ex-Lease PC maybe? You can pick these up for almost next to nothing:

http://www.computerdirect.co.nz/products/productcode.asp?grp=PCD&CODE=PCDEXL40P






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  Reply # 793216 4-Apr-2013 14:13
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Unfortunately my boss would never go for ex-lease, so that ones out the question.

Would anyone have any idea on specs? And what shops they recommend?

I know and like PBtech as i go there for personal use and i am familiar and good with haggling there so thats why i chose to look at the PBtech computer,

Cheers and thanks :)




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  Reply # 793230 4-Apr-2013 14:30
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lyd: I'd be happy to help you find an HP Machine but we are neither the cheapest nor interested in haggling, however if you end up with an HP, you can be assured of good quality, great warranty and we offer a "fair" price.

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  Reply # 793490 4-Apr-2013 20:55
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HP is good _if_ you have a warranty. as are dell. When that is up the machines become skip material if you have any failures so go for the 3 year warranty, and when the warranty is up the PC is worthless in the eyes of an accountant in anycase.

PCs made from standard parts can be stretched out longer since you can put anything in, but you lose the certainty that a dell or HP machine has with respect to parts availability for those 3 years, knowing that you will get something that will just swap out and work with your current windows install vs driver hell from hardware changes. If you count on the machine that is so valuable to have.




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  Reply # 793624 4-Apr-2013 23:54
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good specs would be

intel i5
motherboard that takes intel processor
4gb ram
500gb hard drive
graphics card (depends on what you need) probably mid end 1gb card is fine
650w PSU
case
monitor
mouse
keyboard




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  Reply # 793672 5-Apr-2013 08:30
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Go for something like one of the HP Business Machines, forget the shops and get it from a reputable business supplier that can provide some decent support... Or online - Maybe Ascent...

This is a little more than you want to spend - but a good place to start
http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=411255

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  Reply # 793690 5-Apr-2013 09:09
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Yea definitely go for a brand name system. Will find that its difficult to service otherwise. The other thing is, if you don't need much disk space the Intel NUC.





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  Reply # 793691 5-Apr-2013 09:10
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Given what you want to use it for is it really worth the extra money over an ex-lease HP or Dell C2D which you can pick up for $100 or under these days ?


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  Reply # 793699 5-Apr-2013 09:35
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b0untypure1: good specs would be

intel i5
motherboard that takes intel processor
4gb ram
500gb hard drive
graphics card (depends on what you need) probably mid end 1gb card is fine
650w PSU
case
monitor
mouse
keyboard


The i5 has a video card built in, so you don't need another one. Even if it didn't the cheapest video card available would do the job.

The PSU Calculator says a 160W PSU is all you need, rounded up to 210W as recommended. 650W is a waste of money. My i7 system with 3 HDDs and 2 SSDs takes 120W at peak load, though I haven't measured startup current, so my 500W is a waste as well.




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