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Topic # 13455 10-May-2007 21:49
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My oldest has saved up and can now afford this system

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TasTech Gaming System #2:
 � AMD Athlon64 X2 Dual Core 4600+ CPU (AM2)
 � Gigabyte GA-M55SLI-S4 (Rev 2.0) Motherboard
 � 1024Mb Adata Dual Channel DDR2-800 Memory
 � 250Gb Western Digital WD2500KS SATA2 Hard Drive
 � Gigabyte GV-NX86T256D 8600GT PCIE Video Card, 256Mb DDR3
 � 17" Viewsonic VA703B LCD Flat Panel, Black
 � Raidmax Elite 208B ATX Tower Case, 420w PSU, Black
 � Asus DRW-1814BL Dual Layer IDE DVD Writer, Black
 � Integrated 8 Channel Audio
 � Genius SP-E200 2.0 Speakers, Metallic
 � Microsoft Black Keyboard
 � Microsoft Optical Black WheelMouse
 � Integrated 10/100/1000 LAN



http://www.tastech.co.nz/details/5.htm

Does this sound good for the price?

Cheers in advance.

Al

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  Reply # 70263 10-May-2007 21:54
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It sounds good to me. But there is no operatign system there.
$1470 is including the operating system, then you need to add another $30 to get them to set it up for you.
$1500 then you have to add freight if you need it.
$1531 stills looks ok, but is getting more expensive.

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Reply # 70264 10-May-2007 21:54
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It sounds ok, but check on Dick Smith - they have an Acer Aspire T180 for $1300 (including Windows Vista Home Premium and 320GB).

Actually disregard the Acer - it doesn't include the monitor...






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  Reply # 70267 10-May-2007 22:39
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Shameless self promotion here:
http://www.pcgear.co.nz/customer/product.php?productid=97969

CPU: AMD Athlon64 4600+ (2.4Ghz) Dual Core Socket AM2
Motherboard: Gigabyte M55SLI-S4 Motherboard
Memory: 2GB DDR2 RAM
Hard drive: Seagate 320GB 7200RPM SATA 16MB Hard Disk
Graphics: NVidia Geforce 7600GT 256MB PCI-E with TV Out
Optical drive: 16x Dual layer DVD writer
Case: Standard black tower case with power supply
Monitor: 20" 5ms Widescreen LCD monitor
Card Reader: 3.5" All in one card reader
Network: Intergrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet adapter
Audio: Intergrated 7.1 sound card
Input: Standard keyboard & Optical mouse
Speaker: 2.1 speaker set
Operating system: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition or Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium
Included software: AVG Free Edition Antivirus, Spybot-SD and Ad-Aware Anti-spyware.
$1799.90

If you are interested I could work out a good deal for you. Drop some of the specs (monitor especially) to match. I could work it so you get a better deal than Tastech.

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  Reply # 70303 11-May-2007 08:17
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rscole86: It sounds good to me. But there is no operatign system there.
$1470 is including the operating system, then you need to add another $30 to get them to set it up for you.
$1500 then you have to add freight if you need it.
$1531 stills looks ok, but is getting more expensive.


Operating system is not required as my son has a legit copy of XP Professional.

He wants it to arrive all in parts so he can set it up (with my help).

Freight is not a problem as we can pick it up.

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  Reply # 70304 11-May-2007 08:23
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bradstewart: Shameless self promotion here:
http://www.pcgear.co.nz/customer/product.php?productid=97969

If you are interested I could work out a good deal for you. Drop some of the specs (monitor especially) to match. I could work it so you get a better deal than Tastech.


Hmmm, what would the cost be if we reduced the size of the monitor, no software and had to assemble it?Smile

As you can see he is wanting to build a pc but I have talked into buying all at once so that he doesn't get caught out by some being incompatible etc

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  Reply # 70320 11-May-2007 09:23
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Tastech (Grant) is good to deal with. I have had many good experience from him as customer for few things that I made special orders for. Sometimes it may take a few days or a week or so to get the parts but it's worth the saving in dollars when it's not urgently needed.




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  Reply # 70659 14-May-2007 14:21
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Al:
bradstewart: Shameless self promotion here:
http://www.pcgear.co.nz/customer/product.php?productid=97969

If you are interested I could work out a good deal for you. Drop some of the specs (monitor especially) to match. I could work it so you get a better deal than Tastech.


Hmmm, what would the cost be if we reduced the size of the monitor, no software and had to assemble it?Smile

As you can see he is wanting to build a pc but I have talked into buying all at once so that he doesn't get caught out by some being incompatible etc


Just because you order all the parts from the same place does not mean that they will all be compatible. The supplier is not obliged to test these for you. They only supply what you order. You're best to ensure they will all work before you order them. Even with the best will in the world, you can still fall foul of this (happened to me a couple of years ago in the UK - ended up putting it on eBay as the supplier wouldn't take it back as it wasn't faulty - it just wouldn't work on my PC configuration). One of the joys of having so much on offer for PCs, I suppose.

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