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Uber Geek

# 21746 5-May-2008 22:16
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Hello there well i am looking at possibly either buying a new desktop computer or upgrading my laptop - Which ever is both easiest and cheapest if possible. I enjoy playing a certain game online and when i play it my laptop seems to be working HARD to keep the air running through it because i know that it cannot really cope.

If i choose to buy a new Desktop computer i would be looking at some sort of gaming PC if possible within my budget ($2000) however i would be able to stretch it to $2500 if possible however i am trying not to :)

I was looking at maybe buying this PC here: It seems like a good PC for the price..any suggestions on it or would anyone know of a better one?

My current Laptop is:
The only thing i have changed on the laptop is i have bought another 512MB ram stick to bring my Total Ram to 1GB.

All help/suggestions is truely appreciated :).

I would prefer to be able to go into the store and preferably a store that is well established eg noel leeming, harvey norman etc. But computer shops like Atech and what not are appreciated also :)

Thanks in advance :)

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Ultimate Geek

  # 128694 5-May-2008 23:27
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It depends how much you value portability.

I think upgrading laptops is not worth it apart from the extra ram you already have in it.

Before buying anything else is it optimised ie defragged etc? Also you sure the problem isn't your internet connection.

If you are sure its a computer problem I would go with something like the following:

1. Desktop -


2. Laptop - if you can still get it.

Mark Ascroft

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Uber Geek

  # 128936 6-May-2008 21:01
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Hey Thanks for your reply!

The PC looks great and it even has 4G ram so thats not bad :).

I will take both of those computers into account.

Also no its not an internet connection. I dont think the air is flowing through my laptop enough because it cant keep up with everything. My current laptop isnt very good i know but yeah.

Thanks a lot for your help :)

Would anyone else be able to offer some ideas please?


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Uber Geek

  # 129729 9-May-2008 18:07
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Any other ideas please anyone?

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Master Geek

  # 129993 11-May-2008 09:53
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you should have a look at trademe for the computers that guys build new. they are alot cheaper and most likley have better stats.

in 30 seconds i found heaps of brand new ones that are under your budget

there are heaps more.. you just need to keep looking, and eventualy u will find ur self a bargin!!!

as an option:


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# 132379 21-May-2008 18:35
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Hi give the guys at promax computers a call, they will give you a great deal and great support and advice..

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Uber Geek

  # 132382 21-May-2008 18:57
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william: Thanks for those links :) I was looking on trade me but couldnt really find anything to suit my needs. I will keep looking thanks anyway :)

Freitasm: I still have my macbook air, dont use it though. It just sits around collecting dust.

Waynezy: Thanks for that :) Ill check out there website and see what they have to offer :)


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  # 132429 21-May-2008 22:25
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Why not get a new laptop?

Anyways if getting a desktop I would suggest getting a custom assembled machine as suggested by other members in this thread.

If you want to get a NEW notebook then i think these might interest you:

Toshiba Satellite A300/M00 Notebook

Acer Aspire AS6920G-812G32Bn Notebook

The graphic cards on both these machines are decent for gaming and the Acer has a Blu-ray drive!

P.S: Queen's Birthday is coming next weekend so watch out for the good deals.

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