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# 212790 12-Apr-2017 16:08
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Currently in need of a PC that will be able to run current games at 60+ fps at 1080p, and possibly 1440p later on down the line. I'm trying to keep my budget under $1900 if I can as I still need a monitor.

 

 

 

Would ideally like to have 16gb RAM and an SSD and all of that good stuff but i'm not exactly great with knowing what will perform best and what I should put my money towards (first PC, needing expert advice).

 

 

 

I'll include pics of prebuilt PC's I've found, but if anyone could give any tips/advice on what I should do/what parts i'll need then it would all be much appreciated!

 

 

 

Cheers

 

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  # 1762307 12-Apr-2017 16:38
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Check out Playtech.co.nz and Computer Lounge - both offer decent pre-built systems, and are happy to discuss with you what you want it for etc.

 

The new AMD Ryzen chips are looking good bang for the $$, the 5 series were just launched today. For $600 odd you can get a basic ASUS board/ Ryzen 1500 cpu/ 16 GB RAM, leaving plenty of your budget for the other bits. Throw in a decent GPU and I think you'd be happy for a while.

 

 Oh, and AVOID TradeMe - I always find the "stores" that sell via TM, are usually extremely overpriced.

 

 





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  # 1762310 12-Apr-2017 16:43
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Awesome thank you! I don't suppose you know much about 1stwave.co.nz? They also seem to have pretty decent systems for a good price but I want to trust where i'm spending my money obviously.

 

 

 

Also thanks for the warning.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1762311 12-Apr-2017 16:44
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what do you currently have?

 

do you have links to the ones you are looking at?

 

 


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  # 1762312 12-Apr-2017 16:45
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xpd:

 

 

 

 Oh, and AVOID TradeMe - I always find the "stores" that sell via TM, are usually extremely overpriced.

 

 

 

 

yep and you are normally getting the previous generation CPU etc for the same money you could get the current generation one for




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  # 1762317 12-Apr-2017 16:51
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 I currently have an Acer Aspire v15 Nitro (gaming laptop, big mistake as it's struggling a lot).

 

I can't post links yet as I just joined since I needed help, but they were;

 

http :// 1stwave.co.nz/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=5_6_11&products_id=260

 

http :// www.trademe.co.nz/computers/desktops/lcd-monitor/auction-1299624162.htm




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  # 1762330 12-Apr-2017 17:19
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Just found this as well, could anyone tell me if this would be worth it? And be able to perform well for the long term?

 

http:// www.playtech.co.nz/afawcs0139235/CATID=54/ID=28319/SID=90074670/productdetails.html


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  # 1762353 12-Apr-2017 17:43
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xpd:

 

Oh, and AVOID TradeMe - I always find the "stores" that sell via TM, are usually extremely overpriced.

 

 

A bargain is a bargain wherever you get it so I wouldn't avoid Trade Me just because some stores are overpriced. If you are knowledgeable, have the cash and can be patient then you can get very good deals, e.g. these within two weeks of looking:

 

  • Full HD 15" laptop with 2GB graphics suitable for most games for $600. It was ex-display with a broken case - half the price of any equivalent but hasn't skipped a beat.
  • We got a hardly used $3,800 Alienware 17" laptop - it had spent most of a year in storage - for $1,800. It was immaculate. Next nearest price for any equivalent used or new was $2,500.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1762365 12-Apr-2017 18:00
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You will probably get a super mixed set of replies here.

 

Chat to the folks at Computer Lounge, people who build gaming machines on a daily basis.

 

Tell them your needs and your budget and they will sort you out.

 

They also have regular 8%-10% component sales.




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  # 1762375 12-Apr-2017 18:24
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Sounds like Computer Lounge will be my best bet at the moment, thanks for the help guys ??

Any further advice will still be appreciated!

And yes, numerous opinions on so many different components which is making this process a lot harder than it needs to be I think.

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  # 1763385 12-Apr-2017 19:56
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If you're not confident with PC parts and you're keen to have one warranty with one point of contact, Computer Lounge is the go if you're in Auckland, or else find someone local and reputable nearby you, of which I'm unfamiliar being in the Waikato.


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  # 1763426 12-Apr-2017 21:24
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Don't buy an I5 a Ryzen 5 6 core will cost you basically the same it will perform better than an overclocked quadcore i7 in productivity and game streaming, around the same as the i5 in gaming for average FPS but have better frametimes .1% and 1% lows, it has a better upgrade path, can overclocked on cheaper motherboards and the stock cooler is not terrible so you can use it even when overclocking.

 

Go for a large SSD rather than an SSD and HDD. 

 

Don't cheap out on the power supply FSP one of the better brands at the low end of the market.

 

The GTX1060 and RX480 are similar in terms of performance go with whatever one is cheaper.

 

 

 

This is what I would go for in your position.

 




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  # 1763439 12-Apr-2017 21:28
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Great tips, cheers mate! 

 

You don't think there is much difference between the 1060 and the 480? I can't seem to find a clear answer anywhere.

 

Also what site did you use?


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  # 1763443 12-Apr-2017 21:33
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1060 and 480 in their 6 and 8gb forms respectively trade blows. Either is fine, and the 480 by and large seems to pair off better with the ryzen chips, and brand unity is a nice bonus


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  # 1763448 12-Apr-2017 21:49
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CullenDS:

 

Great tips, cheers mate! 

 

You don't think there is much difference between the 1060 and the 480? I can't seem to find a clear answer anywhere.

 

Also what site did you use?

 

 

That's just using pricespy.co.nz  but as others have said check reviews on the stores before you buy some are much better at customer service than others :)

 

Between the 480 and the 1060 not really as toejam said I would go for the 6 and 8gb versions however not the 3gb or 4gb versions.

 

 




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  # 1763988 13-Apr-2017 18:02
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Okay cool, i'll look out for that. 

 

If anyone has the time, could anyone tell me if this here would be worth it? 

 

http://1stwave.co.nz/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=5_6_11&products_id=260


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