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Topic # 87197 22-Jul-2011 12:31
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Hello guys.

I'm new in this part of the world. I just arrived this month and my life isn't complete without a desktop (that I myself would assemble). I have a laptop but some things are just better done on a desktop...

So, I'm wondering... where's the best shop for purchasing components so I can build my own Desktop. I looked over online and I found PConlineshop.co.nz to be the better choice on some online shops.

Are there any other shop which offers better and cheaper prices in Auckland? What would you recommend?


Thanks, Gurus! :) 

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  Reply # 496638 22-Jul-2011 12:36
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computerlounge are good. Prices not best but not worst and may do a price match if you ask. Also good service and never had any problems when Ive had to RMA items

PBTech is good for stock, prices sometimes and convienence. Service is average if not below IMHO but as long as you know what you are looking for they have there uses. Returning stuff is a PITA




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  Reply # 496644 22-Jul-2011 12:51
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PBtech, Playtech, Computerlounge, all good stores to deal with.

pricespy.co.nz can give you a pricing comparison and reviews of the stores.




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  Reply # 496653 22-Jul-2011 13:03
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another for Computerlounge here, I have been using them for a while now for parts and recently a couple of full systems. Great service and prompt delivery.




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  Reply # 496676 22-Jul-2011 13:24
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Thanks for the advice, guys.

I'll look into all of them right now :D


Oh, one more thing... I'm a big fan of FSP Group back home. Any ideas where I can find some FSP Aurum PSU here in NZ? :)

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  Reply # 496685 22-Jul-2011 13:31
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Hi, pricespy is a good place to do local product searches on

http://pricespy.co.nz/category.php?k=436&t=1466

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  Reply # 496691 22-Jul-2011 13:37
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Thanks for the quick response, Cyril... Unfortunately, it seems like FSP Aurum isn't fairly available here in NZ.

I used to praise it at home because of it's good performance, reasonable price and 80plus gold efficiency...although it was just semi-modular. :)



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  Reply # 496816 22-Jul-2011 16:41
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Something like this...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817104098

It's not available here right? :/

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  Reply # 496821 22-Jul-2011 16:51
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ulrikov: Something like this...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817104098

It's not available here right? :/

Welcome to New Zealand ;)

Doesn't look like that exists here.



I've had pconlineshop.co.nz build me a couple of PCs before, all good.




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  Reply # 496831 22-Jul-2011 17:07
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ChrisNZL: 
Welcome to New Zealand ;)

Doesn't look like that exists here.



I've had pconlineshop.co.nz build me a couple of PCs before, all good.


Thanks, mate.

Yeah, I was looking at their prices and it seems pretty decent. That's why I ask for suggestions from TechGurus around here since you guys have better knowledge of the local market.. :)

pconlineshop.co.nz builds the PC before shipping them or do they just hand out the stocks and it's up to you to build it?

I'm kind of a Hardware Fanatic, I've always assembled PCs on my own ever since (don't want anyone touching it besides me)... :)

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  Reply # 496837 22-Jul-2011 17:17
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There is a long-running thread on GP Forums where people post about their experiences with New Zealand stores. My vote for builds is Computer Lounge as well. I also use Ascent for bits and pieces.

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  Reply # 496935 22-Jul-2011 20:55
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Oh...thanks for the link, mate.

Very much appreciated.

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  Reply # 497103 23-Jul-2011 14:31
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I get Computer Lounge to build me computer, decent service, and I use PBTech for purchasing components.

The discussion of where to buy computer stuff came up during Friday lunch, and people from work also feel XP Computers by Kingdon Street to be quite good.

HTH

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  Reply # 497121 23-Jul-2011 15:44
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PBtech is where i got mine made and it coast $1900 and this pc can run or do anything

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  Reply # 497123 23-Jul-2011 15:57
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ulrikov:
ChrisNZL:?
Welcome to New Zealand ;)

Doesn't look like that exists here.



I've had pconlineshop.co.nz build me a couple of PCs before, all good.


Thanks, mate.

Yeah, I was looking at their prices and it seems pretty decent. That's why I ask for suggestions from TechGurus around here since you guys have better knowledge of the local market.. :)

pconlineshop.co.nz builds the PC before shipping them or do they just hand out the stocks and it's up to you to build it?

I'm kind of a Hardware Fanatic, I've always assembled PCs on my own ever since (don't want anyone touching it besides me)... :)


You can order the parts as is without assembly.
Or, yes, pconlineshop can assemble the PC for a fee if you choose, though they won't ship the original packaging for each part this way.




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  Reply # 497255 24-Jul-2011 05:07
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ulrikov: Something like this...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817104098

It's not available here right? :/


That particular brand isn't available in NZ,

There are a ton of other good ones though eg: Corsiar, Seasonic, Coolermater, Antec etc.

 

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