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Topic # 82521 30-Apr-2011 21:01
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Hey all,

As the title says,  I'm looking at doing my first ever PC build in around 2 months.
I'm looking at buying the parts from computerlounge.co.nz and am wanting to budget myself to $1500 for everything. I will be using this system mainly for gaming. I don't need an OS, monitor, DVD drive or mouse/keyboard.

The parts I'm currently looking at are:
- Radeon HD 6870
- Intel Core i5 2500
- 4GB RAM
- NZXT Phantom White case
- a motherboard that will let me * add another HD 6870 later on so they can run in 8x crossfire mode
                                              * add at least another 4GB RAM later on

Should I be able to manage to stay within budget with these or similar specs?
Any parts suggestions and tips on system building would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks. 

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  Reply # 464036 30-Apr-2011 22:12
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Wait 2 months and see what they offer then... No point pricing stuff until the day before you buy it. and then shop around.


Edit: by the time you've finished, it will be "old tech" anyway.



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  Reply # 464041 30-Apr-2011 22:36
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I was thinking that too but if someone knew of somewhere cheaper / knew of similar parts that could save me a bit of money while giving similar performance then I would always have the option of building a similar system now as I already have most of my funds together. Thanks for the tip though

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  Reply # 464068 1-May-2011 04:33
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You can get parts cheaper if you buy them from an e-tailer ie: an online store with no physical shop run by one or a couple of guys who are just putting a thin markup on wholesale prices..

However...

The guys at CL are really good and it's worth a bit extra to have the backing of a company that you know is still going to be there tomorrow, that has a physical store you can visit and has a good rep for service and support.

Their PC Build forum is pretty active
http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/forum/Default.aspx?g=topics&f=36 

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  Reply # 464084 1-May-2011 09:07
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Ragnor: You can get parts cheaper if you buy them from an e-tailer ie: an online store with no physical shop run by one or a couple of guys who are just putting a thin markup on wholesale prices..

However...

The guys at CL are really good and it's worth a bit extra to have the backing of a company that you know is still going to be there tomorrow, that has a physical store you can visit and has a good rep for service and support.

Their PC Build forum is pretty active
http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/forum/Default.aspx?g=topics&f=36 


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