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Topic # 50112 22-Nov-2009 22:42
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CPU Speed:
11 GHz


Memory:
6 GB


Hard drive:
999 GB


CD / DVD:
CD + DVD writer


Monitor:
No monitor



This ammazing system incorperates the latest Intel Core i5 processor with new hyperthreading technology.

The Core i5 is seated on a new Asrock P55M Motherboard.
>>>7.1 channel Audio
>>>10/100/1000 Mbps LAN
PLEASE NOTE: this board does not have onboard Graphics.

The system has an amazing 6GB of DDR3 RAM which has had heatspreaders attached to give each module a loger lifespan.
This system has a 1.5TB or 1500GB Mechanical SATA Hard Drive (7200RPM)
High Performance graphics are provided by two HIS HD 4650 ATI Graphics Cards in a CrossFire array.
System has DVD/CD Read/Write Capability provided by the BenQ DW220S (SATA)
500W PSU supplys power to all the components.

This Sysem will housed in 1 of the 2 cases shown above (buyers choice) both cases are made by RaidMax and have identical cooling systems, the case has 3 fans:
Front 120mm Blue LED
Rear 120mm Blue LED
Side 80mm Blue LED
all three fans are rated between 18-22 dba

All my systems are loaded with Windows 7 RC for the purposes of testing which is valid untill March next year(2010)
OS's are available by enquiry (Windows 7 Home Premium is $341.22)

All Components have at least a one year warranty.
---------- Upgrades ------------
All components can be changed, removed, or added. Please feel free to enquire.
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thanks for ur help =]


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  Reply # 275322 22-Nov-2009 23:05
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CPU Speed:
11 GHz

What the... it doesn't exist!

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  Reply # 275323 22-Nov-2009 23:12
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heavenly_wild: CPU Speed:
11 GHz

What the... it doesn't exist!



More than likely a quad core and they have added the combined speed together, there are a few dodgy traders on Trademe that like to use that tactic to sell PC's to the less tech savy :-(




 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 275324 22-Nov-2009 23:15
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Good point. It does look dodgy, trying to trick those who aren't "in the know".

From because of that, you shouldn't buy from that Trader. The specs aren't amazing anyway. It really depends on what you would like to do with your PC. It is loaded with Windows 7 - the trial version, making you buy a full copy from the trader. Skip it, look at someone else.

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  Reply # 275335 23-Nov-2009 02:36
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That system has some odd choices, the video cards... crossfired 4650's seriously?

Some of the brand choices are low end, won't have great reliablity for example the raidmax case, what's the quality of the psu going to be like?  The AS Rock motherboard how reliable is that going to be compared to an Asus or Gigabyte?

It comes with Windows 7 RC instead of the real thing, that's pretty dumb considering Windows 7 is out now and home premium oem isn't that much (certainly not the $300ish quoted in that list more like $199).

Lets start at the begining with you telling us:

1: What is your total budget for this machine, how much do you want to spend max on this?
2: What games you want to play?
3: What parts you need, do you need everything (Cpu, Motherboard, Memory, Hard Drive, Cooling, Video card, Case, Psu, Dvd Drive, LCD monitor, OS, Keyboard, Mouse) or are you reusing some parts you have already?





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  Reply # 275342 23-Nov-2009 06:45
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thanks, well my budget is about $2,000
if you look on trademe, every listing has multiplied the processor speed.'
for example quad core 3 ghz will be listed as 12ghz. everyone does it.
i have a full version of windows 7 laying in my cupboard somewhere so thats ok.
i want to play the newest games out, and games in the future. for the pc im looking to pay about $1,700 max, because i need money for a monitor.
i already have mouse and keyboards.
yes i need everything, cant salvage anything from my laptop;




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  Reply # 275345 23-Nov-2009 07:43
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b0untypure1 Sent you a Pm.

$341 for a OEM copy of windows 7 is pretty pricey,



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  Reply # 275347 23-Nov-2009 07:56
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thanks. plz provide more detailed specs. sounds good so far though




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Reply # 275355 23-Nov-2009 08:33
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b0untypure1: if you look on trademe, every listing has multiplied the processor speed.'
for example quad core 3 ghz will be listed as 12ghz. everyone does it.


That's just bad...




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  Reply # 275357 23-Nov-2009 08:36
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Avoid PCs on Trademe IMHO.... they always talk up the specs (11ghz..right...) dont always use the best components....

Check out someone like www.playtech.co.nz - they build damn nice machines and their pricing is good as anyones.




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  Reply # 275362 23-Nov-2009 08:58
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Yeah definitely, Playtech, Computer Lounge, or just try building one yourself, we can help you out

if you are in Welly I could even spin out and give you a hand


Avoid that deal above, the 500w PSU is included in the case, a Raidmax one, while it would be enough to power 2x 4650s for a while, it'll blow, like most Raidmax PSUs, bad quality.

case - hurricane $110 including shipping and PSU
Mobo - $155 incl shipping
Ram 6gb - $210 at PP.co.nz 3x2gb OCZ including heatsinks
1.5TB HDD WD Greenpower - $175
DVD-rW - $46
HIS 4650s $75 each x 2 at the moment - $150
iCore i5 2.66ghz $315
= $1161 total cost of building the same system + 30 minutes of your time






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  Reply # 275397 23-Nov-2009 10:34
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vinnieg, the prices you stated , where were they from?
sounds good




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  Reply # 275403 23-Nov-2009 11:00
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Probably from Pricespy ;)

Did you have a look at Playtechs offerings ?
They may seem pricey after looking at Vinnieg's pricing, but theyre pre-built/installed/tested and only one place to return to for any warranty issues etc.

Ragnor : Apparently Asrock is Asus's budget brand... so youd hope Asrock gear would be pretty good :)




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  Reply # 275407 23-Nov-2009 11:15
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haha yeah pricespy :) run the mill prices

You can get Computerlounge to match almost all pricespy websites

Playtech are also amazing, do a google search on GPforums retailers thread, that'll tell you all the companies to go for or watch out for


Asrock are fine yeah :) nothing wrong with them

I'd take this machine out of the Playtech ones:
http://www.playtech.co.nz/product.php?action=showdetail&id=8230

Or this one, the new Phenoms are good CPUs even vs the i7/i5s, have a look at some reviews:
http://www.playtech.co.nz/product.php?action=showdetail&id=8235







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  Reply # 275410 23-Nov-2009 11:31
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Hey mate,

If you have $2000 to spend, you can seriously get yourself a fully spec-ed up machine at the likes of Playtech, as mentioned above by others. There is no need to go through TradeMe and face the risks:)

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  Reply # 275567 23-Nov-2009 18:18
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I agree 100% if I was you I would get email quotes from Playtech and Computer Lounge for a ~$2000 gaming machine system including LCD monitor excluding keyboard, mouse and OS.

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