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




41 posts

Geek


Topic # 55465 5-Jan-2010 09:47
Send private message

Hey guys,

I need a new gaming computer.

Budget is around 1900.
Have to buy a new screen aswell

Any ideas of what specs i should get?

EDIT*

I dont need keyboard, monitor or mouse :D


EDIT 2*

I dont mind if its silent or not.
Want it for most recent games, such as gta 4, cod mw 2 etc...High detail would be nice :D.
I am able to build myself.

Also, The room can get quite warm sometimes so would need a good cooling system.

Cheers,
Falla.

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

Ultimate Geek
Inactive user


  Reply # 287130 5-Jan-2010 11:17
Send private message

Do you need a monitor? I picked up one of these just before xmas, and I'm incredibly happy with it. Note that it doesnt come with a monitor or OS installed, but there are other options on the site that do, and you also get 5% off for purchasing online.

Overall I was very happy with the service as well, and it's not that much more than if I had built it myself.

xpd

8291 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1090

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 287131 5-Jan-2010 11:27
Send private message

Computer Lounge and Playtech have great packages, $2000 gets a damn nice machine these days :)




XPD^ / @DemiseNZ / Gavin

 

Internet : Voyager (VDSL)         Mobile : 2Degrees

 

Data Backed up by Backblaze

 

xpd.co.nz


 
 
 
 


264 posts

Ultimate Geek
Inactive user


  Reply # 287132 5-Jan-2010 11:28
Send private message

Yeah I was amazed, considering I got a quote from another store and they were looking at charging me $2300 for an i5 system with a gtx260 gfx card.



41 posts

Geek


  Reply # 287204 5-Jan-2010 17:16
Send private message

Hmm, Anyone else?

4155 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 54

Moderator
Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 287230 5-Jan-2010 18:26
Send private message

Well you have got some replies there... not sure what else you want? You are not going to get 500+ replies all saying 'what he/she said'.

If you want more information, how about telling us if you are wanting to build yourself, what games you want to play, does it need to be silent(or near to it) etc etc



41 posts

Geek


  Reply # 287260 5-Jan-2010 20:11
Send private message

rscole86: Well you have got some replies there... not sure what else you want? You are not going to get 500+ replies all saying 'what he/she said'.

If you want more information, how about telling us if you are wanting to build yourself, what games you want to play, does it need to be silent(or near to it) etc etc


Sure. I will edit the main post.

Thanks for the reply.

And i got two options, and i took both into consideration.


8020 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 386

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 287415 6-Jan-2010 12:49
Send private message

This is the sort of level/specs (borrowed the list from the gpforums) you should be looking at, prices are approximately what you would get from a decent reliable computer store like playtech or computer lounge.

CPU: $329.00 - Intel Core i5 750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB LGA1156
Mobo: $289.00 - ASUS P7P55D PRO P55 DDR3 LGA1156 ATX
RAM: $179.00 - 4GB (2x2GB DDR3-1600 CL9)
GFX: $578.00 - 2x ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB GDDR5 (Crossfire) (DX11)
Case: $179.00 - Case (eg CM Scout or Lian Li Lancool Dragonlord PC-K62B)
PSU: $175.00 - PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750W Quad Crossfire PSU
DVD: $65.00 - Samsung/Asus/LG/LiteOn 22X SATA Dual Layer DVDRW
HDD: $145.00 - 1TB (1,000GB) Samsung Spinpoint F3

~$1,939.00 Total inc gst, ex shipping



41 posts

Geek


  Reply # 287550 6-Jan-2010 19:11
Send private message

Ragnor: This is the sort of level/specs (borrowed the list from the gpforums) you should be looking at, prices are approximately what you would get from a decent reliable computer store like playtech or computer lounge.

CPU: $329.00 - Intel Core i5 750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB LGA1156
Mobo: $289.00 - ASUS P7P55D PRO P55 DDR3 LGA1156 ATX
RAM: $179.00 - 4GB (2x2GB DDR3-1600 CL9)
GFX: $578.00 - 2x ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB GDDR5 (Crossfire) (DX11)
Case: $179.00 - Case (eg CM Scout or Lian Li Lancool Dragonlord PC-K62B)
PSU: $175.00 - PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750W Quad Crossfire PSU
DVD: $65.00 - Samsung/Asus/LG/LiteOn 22X SATA Dual Layer DVDRW
HDD: $145.00 - 1TB (1,000GB) Samsung Spinpoint F3

~$1,939.00 Total inc gst, ex shipping


Thanks for that.

Heres another one i have


Intel Core i7 920 2.66 GHz Quad Core Processor Socket 1366
APACER 2GB DDR3-1333MHz CL9 Lifetime Warranty (3 Of them)
GIGABYTE EX58-UD3R X58 CORE i7 3ch, 4 DIMM, UD3 Classic
Seagate 1TB Barracuda 32MB 7200.12 SATA
BenQ 22x Speed internal DVDRW SATA
Sapphire ATI Radeon HD5850 1GB GDD5 PCI-E Video card
THERMALTAKE Element G GAMING CASE
Thermaltake Litepower 700W Active PFC Power Supply


Total = 2069 Incl GST Exc Post


8020 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 386

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 287647 7-Jan-2010 01:44
Send private message

Looks about right but I think it's worth getting 4GB of ram. What OS are you going to use? I would recommend Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit



41 posts

Geek


  Reply # 287669 7-Jan-2010 08:00
Send private message

Ragnor: Looks about right but I think it's worth getting 4GB of ram. What OS are you going to use? I would recommend Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit


4 GB Instead of 6?

I would get 3 x 2GB :)

And yea, would be home prem win 7 :D

Whats diffrent between 64 and 32?

264 posts

Ultimate Geek
Inactive user


  Reply # 287670 7-Jan-2010 08:19
Send private message

With 32 bit the CPU wont be capable of addressing more than 4gb of ram, including the memory on the graphics card. In reality it is actually about 3gb, so you will definately want the 64 bit version.



41 posts

Geek


  Reply # 287671 7-Jan-2010 08:24
Send private message

8d52797c436: With 32 bit the CPU wont be capable of addressing more than 4gb of ram, including the memory on the graphics card. In reality it is actually about 3gb, so you will definately want the 64 bit version.


Must get the 64 bit then :D :D

Thanks for explaining.

8020 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 386

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 287805 7-Jan-2010 15:06
Send private message

falla1:
Ragnor: Looks about right but I think it's worth getting 4GB of ram. What OS are you going to use? I would recommend Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit


4 GB Instead of 6?

I would get 3 x 2GB :)

And yea, would be home prem win 7 :D

Whats diffrent between 64 and 32?



6GB is good I missed the 3 of them part and though you were getting 2GB only Wink



41 posts

Geek


  Reply # 287809 7-Jan-2010 15:09
Send private message

;) Na 2 Gig would be useless lol.

xpd

8291 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1090

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 288016 8-Jan-2010 08:26
Send private message

Im on 2gb, nothing wrong with it :-p




XPD^ / @DemiseNZ / Gavin

 

Internet : Voyager (VDSL)         Mobile : 2Degrees

 

Data Backed up by Backblaze

 

xpd.co.nz


 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 »

UFB killer app: Speed
Posted 17-Nov-2017 17:01


The case for RSS — MacSparky
Posted 13-Nov-2017 14:35


WordPress and Indieweb: Take control of your online presence — 6:30 GridAKL Nov 30
Posted 11-Nov-2017 13:43


Chorus reveals technology upgrade for schools, students
Posted 10-Nov-2017 10:28


Vodafone says Internet of Things (IoT) crucial for digital transformation
Posted 10-Nov-2017 10:06


Police and Facebook launch AMBER Alerts system in NZ
Posted 9-Nov-2017 10:49


Amazon debuts Fire TV Stick Basic Edition in over 100 new countries
Posted 8-Nov-2017 05:34


Vodafone VoIP transition to start this month
Posted 7-Nov-2017 12:33


Spark enhances IoT network capability
Posted 7-Nov-2017 11:33


Vocus NZ sale and broadband competition
Posted 6-Nov-2017 14:36


Hawaiki reaches key milestone in landmark deep-sea fibre project
Posted 4-Nov-2017 13:53


Countdown launches new proximity online shopping app
Posted 4-Nov-2017 13:50


Nokia 3310 to be available through Spark New Zealand
Posted 4-Nov-2017 13:31


Nest launches in New Zealand
Posted 4-Nov-2017 12:31


Active wholesale as Chorus tackles wireless challenge
Posted 3-Nov-2017 10:55



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.