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Wannabe Geek

#104916 22-Jun-2012 19:21
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New to the forums so not sure if this is meant to be posted here. Im on the market for a computer that will be used mainly for msn and uni work and maybe company of heroes if it will run on it. I was just wondering if any one could suggest a computer for around $600 that you can buy in appliance stores.


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Uber Geek


  #644911 22-Jun-2012 20:56
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Budget is too low unless you are willing to look at small netbooks or unless you already have some parts/components you are reusing eg: a monitor/screen.

$900-1200 is more realistic for a desktop pc.


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  #644948 22-Jun-2012 22:01
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+1 the above.

You might get lucky with Noel Leeming Outlet or something like that.

For that price you have to start looking at options offered by PC builders:

I've had good service from PB.


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  #644958 22-Jun-2012 22:17
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You can get some basic laptops for around that price, don't know about the gaming side of things but they will do pretty much any everyday type tasks

Just an example:

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Ultimate Geek

  #644967 22-Jun-2012 22:48
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Do you need an operating system included or do you already have a license? Do you need monitor/screen/keyboard etc or do you already have these?

If you want everything for $600, netbook or eMachines laptop are probably the best you'll get - I'm not going to recommend my company as it would be seem as advertising but I can refer you to a few good places if you let us know the above :)

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Uber Geek

  #644974 22-Jun-2012 23:06
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Do you need Windows/KB-Mouse and monitor in that $600? If so, you're not going to get anything much for a desktop PC and you'd be better off with a laptop..
such as$2

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Wannabe Geek

  #646047 25-Jun-2012 18:51
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Hey guys thanks for the replies,

I have a keyboard mouse and screen but would like a whole new set, Would you guys be able to recommend a Computer I can get in stores at Harvey Norman, Noel lemming, DSE etc. Would need it for web browsing., msn and Gaming if possible, not keen to spend over $1000. I have considered a laptop but would rather a descktop so am going to put my new budget at $1000.


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  #646054 25-Jun-2012 18:59
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Guineapig1: Hey guys thanks for the replies,

I have a keyboard mouse and screen but would like a whole new set, Would you guys be able to recommend a Computer I can get in stores at Harvey Norman, Noel lemming, DSE etc. Would need it for web browsing., msn and Gaming if possible, not keen to spend over $1000. I have considered a laptop but would rather a descktop so am going to put my new budget at $1000.


You could possbily manage it if you built it from the cheapest places and built it yourself. I built quite a high spec PC myslef using pricespy to price and build the PC, and saved a lot. If I had got a PC shop to build it and also purchased the components from them, it would have cost about $600 more. But then again you need to have the time to build it. But it is quite satisfying building one, and these days it is relatively easy with lots of videos on youtube.


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  #646058 25-Jun-2012 19:10
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Good to see that your budget is a bit more realistic now. But desktop PCs from chain retailers are (making a massive generalisation here) rubbish.

You will get far better bang for your buck getting a custom built PC. Computer Lounge ( custom build PCs, and are super helpful too. PB Tech have a pretty good range of prebuilt desktops too.

Edit: Are you interested in building your own, or rather it just pre-assembled?

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Wannabe Geek

  #646062 25-Jun-2012 19:21
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Just interested in a pre made computer, will look through PB techs website now.


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Uber Geek

  #646065 25-Jun-2012 19:36
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Laptop like this:

and an xbox 360 for gaming:

Otherwise you have to build one. Something like this would be the go:
 OSYMSO8670Microsoft Windows 7 Home Prem 64bit OEM (GFC-00977)$171.35
MONSSM2110Samsung LS22A100NS/XY 21.5" LED Full HD Monitor , 1920X1080 , 5MS . VGA only , 3 Years warranty$171.35 
CHACLM0341COOLER MASTER Elite 341 W/350W PSU PEAK Micro ATX Power HD-AUDIO$90.85
DVWAS2401Asus DRW-24B3ST SATA Black 24x DVDRW Retail$44.85
CPUAMD2361AMD Athlon II X4 631 - Quad Core 2.6GHz 4 x 1MB L2 cache Socket FM1 100W --- Required Dedicated Graphic Card$113.85
HDDSE1504Seagate 500GB Barracuda SATA3 7200.12 16MB HDD ( 2 years warranty )$102.35
MEMGSK0360G.SKILL Ripjaws X 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1600MHz (PC3 12800) High Performance Desktop Memory 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBXL$59.80
KEYLOG1283456LOGITECH MK260 Wireless Combo Advance 2.4GHz 24-month Battery life 8 Hot keys Spill-resistanct Durable UV-coated keys$33.35
VGALTK00452Leadtek Winfast Geforce GTS 450 1024M/128B DVI+VGA+HDMI(MINI) , PCI EXPRESS GRAPHICS CARD FAN$113.85
Comes to $1015 from PB Tech, but you may be able to shave it down a little more. It all comes down to if you want to build one or have a friend who can help. Otherwise you need to increase your budget massively.

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Ultimate Geek


  #646068 25-Jun-2012 19:49
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basic PC for only $599.
I can vouch for playtech, having just finished buying my own components through them to build my computer.
I've also purchased a PC a few years back through them as did my flatmate, and topnotch service on all counts. 1 day delivery for everything with no charge (has to be over $99 or something I think).

THey do have other ones there as well for differing price points.

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