Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 
4025 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1076


  Reply # 174967 31-Oct-2008 20:06
Send private message

If you aren't sure about putting it together, i can guarentee a computerlounge prebuilt will be a good bet. They have awesome service and do good quality builds (eg good cable management etc). Shipping is free also, as is the credit card fee.
If you've never built a computer before, well theres a first for everything, but prebuilt is an option.

Eg, this rig is a good option
and it uses almost the exact parts you've chosen at a pretty good price of $1,667.25 (theres a 5% discount for buying online off that marked price). If you want the 4870 instead, hit configure and swap it out, as with any other part.
CPU Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 3.16Ghz + Thermalright True Black 120 Cooler | More
Motherboard ASUS P5Q PRO ATX INTEL LGA775 P45 | More
Memory Corsair TWIN2X4096-6400C4DHX 2 X 2GB DDR2-800 XMS2 | More
Additional Memory None
Hard Disk Western Digital 640GB Caviar 3 Gb/s 16 MB Cache 7200 RPM | More
2nd Hard Disk None
Optical Disk Asus DRW-2014L1T 20X LIGHTSCRIBE Black SATA | More
Video Adapter ASUS Extreme ATI HD4850, 512MB GDDR3, PCI-E 2.0, TV-OUT, DVI, HDCP READY | More
2nd Video Adapter None
Sound Card On-Board | More
Case Coolermaster CM 690 Black nVidia SLi Ready No PSU | More
Power Supply Corsair 620W HX Modular Power Supply | More
Keyboard No Keyboard | More
Mouse No Mice | More
Monitor No Monitor | More
Operating System No Operating System | More

427 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 2

  Reply # 175016 1-Nov-2008 07:44
Send private message

Hey there's nothing wrong with Dell.  You just bought the wrong system for your needs.

Best value though will be a prebuilt from a local supplier.  And there's heaps of choice.  You won't go wrong dealing with PB Technology - they do a number of "off the shelf" systems at pretty good prices.  Or if you want to customise what you buy, try Computer Lounge as in the previous post.  C1 Shppingmall also allow you to customise and have really good prices.

You shouldn't need to spend a lot of money to get what you want.  $1000 should get you a decent Core Duo box.

I was a geek before the word was invented!


Try Wrike: fast, easy, and efficient project collaboration software
31 posts

Inactive user

  Reply # 176534 7-Nov-2008 09:24
Send private message

I just built my computer this week.

It was a great experience!

Motherboard: Gigabyte around $400
CPU: intel core quad $330
RAM: corsair 4GB (2X2GB) with heatsink DDR3 $330
Graphics Card: Nvidia 9800 GT 1GB $330
HardDisk: 500GB western digital x 2 $200
DVD: writer $60
Case: $200
Power Supply: 650W $150

1 | 2 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

News »

TCF and Telcos Toughen Up on Scam Callers
Posted 23-Apr-2018 09:39

Amazon launches the International Shopping Experience in the Amazon Shopping App
Posted 19-Apr-2018 08:38

Spark New Zealand and TVNZ to bring coverage of Rugby World Cup 2019
Posted 16-Apr-2018 06:55

How Google can seize Microsoft Office crown
Posted 14-Apr-2018 11:08

How back office transformation drives IRD efficiency
Posted 12-Apr-2018 21:15

iPod laws in a smartphone world: will we ever get copyright right?
Posted 12-Apr-2018 21:13

Lightbox service using big data and analytics to learn more about customers
Posted 9-Apr-2018 12:11

111 mobile caller location extended to iOS
Posted 6-Apr-2018 13:50

Huawei announces the HUAWEI P20 series
Posted 29-Mar-2018 11:41

Symantec Internet Security Threat Report shows increased endpoint technology risks
Posted 26-Mar-2018 18:29

Spark switches on long-range IoT network across New Zealand
Posted 26-Mar-2018 18:22

Stuff Pix enters streaming video market
Posted 21-Mar-2018 09:18

Windows no longer Microsoft’s main focus
Posted 13-Mar-2018 07:47

Why phone makers are obsessed with cameras
Posted 11-Mar-2018 12:25

New Zealand Adopts International Open Data Charter
Posted 3-Mar-2018 12:48

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.