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Topic # 48901 17-Nov-2009 15:58
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Hi
thinking of putting together a quad core computer, i wont be using it for gaming so sli, crossfire support not needed. but i want to have a dedicated graphic card.
so naturally i am only looking for graphic card, best value for money quad core, good motherboard, and >=500gb hdd. i am going to use my exiting atx case. budget is about $1000.

previously i bought parts and assembled it myself but now i see there are ready-made system which are quiet cheap.
so far i came across
http://www.xpcomputers.co.nz/index.php?pg=pcbuilder&catid=122&id=5787

what do you guys think?




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  Reply # 273937 17-Nov-2009 16:25
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looks pretty good to me. Not for gaming, ju8st for home use? Any specialised applications you want to use?

OS software only addition you will most likely need if sticking with your current screen/keyboard/mouse

OS Software
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit OEM (add $ 165.00)
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM (add $ 165.00)
Microsoft Windows XP HOME Edition (OEM) (add $ 179.00)

If you have no hardware (ie printers) that require 32 bit os only, then I would suggest getting Win7 64bit Home Premium.





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  Reply # 273967 17-Nov-2009 17:39
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XP Computers have been around for ages, retail store in Newmarket (Auckland) and always offer very sharp pricing on upgrade combo's and full systems.

They typically don't stock the same range of enthusiast parts that Computer Lounge and Playtech do but they are very competitive on standard parts/builds.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 273978 17-Nov-2009 18:10
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From www.computerlounge.co.nz
COMBO DEAL: 
MB(9433): ASUS P5Q SE2 Intel P45 DDR2 PCI-E, 
CPU(9176): Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 2.66GHz 4Mb 1333, 
RAM(5405): SuperTalent 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2-800 CL5
$575.21
ASUS nVidia Geforce 9500GT 1GB PCI-E
$119.00
Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB 32MB Cache SATAII
$139.00
=$833.21







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  Reply # 274048 17-Nov-2009 21:48
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thanks guys, is q9400 worth the money? also does it make sense to have ddr3 memory and then obviously the motherboard that will take it.




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  Reply # 274216 18-Nov-2009 13:43
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thefatmould: From www.computerlounge.co.nz
COMBO DEAL: 
MB(9433): ASUS P5Q SE2 Intel P45 DDR2 PCI-E, 
CPU(9176): Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 2.66GHz 4Mb 1333, 
RAM(5405): SuperTalent 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2-800 CL5
$575.21
ASUS nVidia Geforce 9500GT 1GB PCI-E
$119.00
Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB 32MB Cache SATAII
$139.00
=$833.21



this a very good deal.




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gumdigger: thanks guys, is q9400 worth the money? also does it make sense to have ddr3 memory and then obviously the motherboard that will take it.



Hmmm, not really much sense on going ddr3 unless you go for one of the iCore range of chips


Q8400 vs Q9400 not much in any games to be honest, your graphics card will be the most important factor of any new build these days




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