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Topic # 26608 27-Sep-2008 17:32
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Where do you buy your pc games / cd keys from?

In the past i went to thailand and brought back about 5-10 games for my brother was quite cheap i remember, about $20-40 per game with original cd keys.

I just bought a new PC (e8500/8450/4gb) and i want to buy some games/cd keys for playing online...




HTPC: Intel i3-2100 / 12GB RAM / AMD HD7750 / 480 GB SSD / 58TB Storage / MediaPortal / MadVR / Win10
AVR: Pioneer Elite SC-LX87 220W 9.2 Ch AVR
Speakers: Wharfedale Jade 7 Fronts / Jade 2c Center / Jade 5 Rears
Subs: iNuke 3000dsp 3000W proamp with 4x 15" JBL Sealed Subs
Display: Samsung 60" UA60H6400 LCD TV
Accessories: Gefen HDMI Detective with splitter


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  Reply # 167517 27-Sep-2008 17:45
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Also is unreal tournament III on PC popular online with nz servers, worth buying?

EDIT: I see that it is not.  What is popular online?




HTPC: Intel i3-2100 / 12GB RAM / AMD HD7750 / 480 GB SSD / 58TB Storage / MediaPortal / MadVR / Win10
AVR: Pioneer Elite SC-LX87 220W 9.2 Ch AVR
Speakers: Wharfedale Jade 7 Fronts / Jade 2c Center / Jade 5 Rears
Subs: iNuke 3000dsp 3000W proamp with 4x 15" JBL Sealed Subs
Display: Samsung 60" UA60H6400 LCD TV
Accessories: Gefen HDMI Detective with splitter


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  Reply # 167519 27-Sep-2008 18:39
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I havent used this guy but have read reports this site is good and that they are genuine cd keys
http://www.ozcdkeys.com/
they are sent by email .



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  Reply # 167524 27-Sep-2008 19:24
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found zest.co.th

that is where i went in thailand, apparently they email the key if you want and then destroy the cdkey.




HTPC: Intel i3-2100 / 12GB RAM / AMD HD7750 / 480 GB SSD / 58TB Storage / MediaPortal / MadVR / Win10
AVR: Pioneer Elite SC-LX87 220W 9.2 Ch AVR
Speakers: Wharfedale Jade 7 Fronts / Jade 2c Center / Jade 5 Rears
Subs: iNuke 3000dsp 3000W proamp with 4x 15" JBL Sealed Subs
Display: Samsung 60" UA60H6400 LCD TV
Accessories: Gefen HDMI Detective with splitter


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  Reply # 167536 27-Sep-2008 20:43
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I buy them from DSE w/10% powerhouse discount.
GPStore sometimes.
Steam <--Best method.

As for popular games in NZ, the most popular are CSS, TF2 and CoD4.



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  Reply # 167537 27-Sep-2008 21:16
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how much at steam? zest is about NZ$20 / game.




HTPC: Intel i3-2100 / 12GB RAM / AMD HD7750 / 480 GB SSD / 58TB Storage / MediaPortal / MadVR / Win10
AVR: Pioneer Elite SC-LX87 220W 9.2 Ch AVR
Speakers: Wharfedale Jade 7 Fronts / Jade 2c Center / Jade 5 Rears
Subs: iNuke 3000dsp 3000W proamp with 4x 15" JBL Sealed Subs
Display: Samsung 60" UA60H6400 LCD TV
Accessories: Gefen HDMI Detective with splitter


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  Reply # 167546 27-Sep-2008 23:46
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So far on steam i've purchased Orange Box + DoD:S steam key for $5 + Counter Strike/Garys Mod combo.
Would've bought CoD4 on steam if bloody activision priced it reasonably instead of selling it $20 above retail.

Considered getting Crysis Warhead on steam also until i heard it had Securom on that version too, so i scrapped that idea.

Best thing about steam is the no disks, fair copy protection which allows you to load it on as many computers as you want (can only play one at a time) and the friends network and a great server browser. It simply makes buying a game and playing it so simple.

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  Reply # 167554 28-Sep-2008 10:24
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eXDee: I buy them from DSE w/10% powerhouse discount.
GPStore sometimes.
Steam <--Best method.

As for popular games in NZ, the most popular are CSS, TF2 and CoD4.


All DSE stores offer 10% off to their VIP members, its not a powerhouse exclusive.
GPstore is now known as MightyApe

I also get my games from DSE.



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  Reply # 167558 28-Sep-2008 10:54
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ozcdkeys look good, i might use that for COD4 & BF2142 Deluxe




HTPC: Intel i3-2100 / 12GB RAM / AMD HD7750 / 480 GB SSD / 58TB Storage / MediaPortal / MadVR / Win10
AVR: Pioneer Elite SC-LX87 220W 9.2 Ch AVR
Speakers: Wharfedale Jade 7 Fronts / Jade 2c Center / Jade 5 Rears
Subs: iNuke 3000dsp 3000W proamp with 4x 15" JBL Sealed Subs
Display: Samsung 60" UA60H6400 LCD TV
Accessories: Gefen HDMI Detective with splitter


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  Reply # 167564 28-Sep-2008 12:40
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rscole86:
eXDee: I buy them from DSE w/10% powerhouse discount.
GPStore sometimes.
Steam <--Best method.

As for popular games in NZ, the most popular are CSS, TF2 and CoD4.


All DSE stores offer 10% off to their VIP members, its not a powerhouse exclusive.
GPstore is now known as MightyApe

I also get my games from DSE.

Yeah, i knew about GPStore joining mightyape but i still call it gpstore out of habit.
I also knew the discount worked in all stores, however my VIP card says powerhouse on it for some reason, its one of the old laminated ones.



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  Reply # 167620 28-Sep-2008 21:26
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how does one become dse vip?




HTPC: Intel i3-2100 / 12GB RAM / AMD HD7750 / 480 GB SSD / 58TB Storage / MediaPortal / MadVR / Win10
AVR: Pioneer Elite SC-LX87 220W 9.2 Ch AVR
Speakers: Wharfedale Jade 7 Fronts / Jade 2c Center / Jade 5 Rears
Subs: iNuke 3000dsp 3000W proamp with 4x 15" JBL Sealed Subs
Display: Samsung 60" UA60H6400 LCD TV
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  Reply # 167623 28-Sep-2008 21:37
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kiwijunglist: how does one become dse vip?


The application form you can find in-store. 

You must send in a $100 or more purchase receipt to become a member.  I think you can pay a small sum to join if you don't purchase anything.

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  Reply # 167681 29-Sep-2008 10:09
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heavenly_wild:
kiwijunglist: how does one become dse vip?


The application form you can find in-store. 

You must send in a $100 or more purchase receipt to become a member.  I think you can pay a small sum to join if you don't purchase anything.


Yes I’ve done it.   It can work out really well if you are shrewd with your purchases. e.g. I got GTA4 for Xbox 360 on day of launch (not pre-ordered, just walked into the Kroad DSE and asked if they had any)  for 89.99.      (99.99 less 10%)  I think that was the cheapest you could get it anywhere.
Same for new PC games generally

 

Other than that, I generally use trademe if I am after an older game. I got Total annihilation + all expansions for $5 a few months back

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