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#311039 9-Dec-2023 15:58
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Hi GZers, looking for a gaming desktop PC - ideally with a monitor. Needs to run Fotnite, Valorant etc. Located AKL & North Shore but can stretch to South AKL for pickups/viewings if necessary. The lad has ~$1000 to spend of his own money, so if anyone's upgraded recently and has something decent left over, please let me know 😀

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  #3170105 9-Dec-2023 17:25
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How technologically capable are you and he? On that budget, you'd want to buy entirely used parts and build something piece by piece, and it's a tight budget. $200 for an okay monitor, $100 for a bottom of the barrel mouse, keyboard and headphones, leaves you $700 for the rest. Otherwise something like this on Trademe seems the path of least resistance -

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  #3170116 9-Dec-2023 18:09
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Speaking from experience ideally you want to spend a good length of time watching for occasional bargains on TM.  The do come up from time to time but it can take weeks of patience.  At that price there a lots sellers dreaming trying to pedal their obsolete systems at grossly inflated prices - you want to avoid these.


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Ultimate Geek


  #3170154 9-Dec-2023 20:13
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Yeah I can build PCs easily enough; so maybe a combo of FB / TM watching is the answer...

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  #3177714 4-Jan-2024 17:02
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I also have a 12yo with the same budget. I'm happy to put it together with him, a good project together.


but, my inexperience is in which brands and model numbers are good/compatible

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