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HarKon
10-08-2010, 06:51 PM
AMD Phenom II X2 550 3.1Ghz Black Edition Processor 7MB Cache $149.00
Microsoft Windows 7 OEM Home Premium 64Bit $179.00
TP-Link TL-WN951N Wireless N PCI Adapter $69.00
LG GH22LS50 22x LightScribe Black SATA DVD Writer $59.00
Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB 16MB 7200rpm SATAII $79.00
Kingston HyperX LoVo 2x2GB DDR3-1600 Kit CL9 low voltage $209.00
CoolerMaster Gladiator 600 Mid Tower Case w/ 500W PSU $175.00
MSI nVidia Geforce GTX460 768MB GDDR5 PCI-E $329.00
AOC e2236Vwa 21.5" Widescreen LED Monitor $259.00
Total $1508
This is what I'm getting but i need a AMD/Nvidia motherboard.
All the prices are from computerlounge.co.nz
Not sure where else to look at the moment.

GameJunkie
10-08-2010, 07:00 PM
i would swap out the samsung hdd for WD or seagate.
what brand is the psu with that case??

8ftmetalhaed
10-08-2010, 07:10 PM
It's a coolermaster 550W peak PSU.
Probably one of their eXtreme power ones.
It handles my setup nicely. Should do his too.

HarKon
10-08-2010, 07:31 PM
Is the samsung not good?
And what about a motherboard, any ideas?

gary67
10-08-2010, 07:35 PM
Asus or Gigabyte motherboards seem to be highly rated on here

pctek
10-08-2010, 07:44 PM
Take your pick:
http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentlist.asp?parttypeid=66&t=2

jd2759
10-08-2010, 08:22 PM
http://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=479884

SolMiester
10-08-2010, 10:29 PM
AMD Phenom II X2 550 3.1Ghz Black Edition Processor 7MB Cache $149.00
Microsoft Windows 7 OEM Home Premium 64Bit $179.00
TP-Link TL-WN951N Wireless N PCI Adapter $69.00
LG GH22LS50 22x LightScribe Black SATA DVD Writer $59.00
Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB 16MB 7200rpm SATAII $79.00
Kingston HyperX LoVo 2x2GB DDR3-1600 Kit CL9 low voltage $209.00
CoolerMaster Gladiator 600 Mid Tower Case w/ 500W PSU $175.00
MSI nVidia Geforce GTX460 768MB GDDR5 PCI-E $329.00
AOC e2236Vwa 21.5" Widescreen LED Monitor $259.00
Total $1508
This is what I'm getting but i need a AMD/Nvidia motherboard.
All the prices are from computerlounge.co.nz
Not sure where else to look at the moment.

Change the GPU to the 460 1Gb version

HarKon
10-08-2010, 10:47 PM
Well I started out thinking about the ATI 5770, but the GTX 460 is better and not much more expensive. The 1GB is even more cash.

HarKon
10-08-2010, 11:46 PM
Looked at playtech and their pre built system with similar parts is about same price. Anyone know much about them?

pctek
11-08-2010, 08:48 AM
Playtech and Computer Lounge are the top 2 places to buy from.

BBCmicro
11-08-2010, 09:43 AM
Ascent is good too.

In particular they let you pay cash at their Wellington office. That way it doesn't appear on your credit card statement:)

SolMiester
11-08-2010, 12:12 PM
Well I started out thinking about the ATI 5770, but the GTX 460 is better and not much more expensive. The 1GB is even more cash.

HD resolution will play havoc with only 768RAM....5770 is not a patch on the 460!, however with that monitor you will need the 1gb model

Gobe1
11-08-2010, 12:55 PM
Ascent is good too.

In particular they let you pay cash at their Wellington office. That way it doesn't appear on your credit card statement:)

Yeah Computer Lounge or Playtech if you want to have it built, Ascent if you want to build yourself :cool:
EDIT: Although you could also buy the parts from CL or PT and build yourself also

HarKon
11-08-2010, 06:02 PM
Ascent looks really expensive though.
Okay it actually seems cheaper to buy a pre built off Playtech and get the GTX 460 1GB.
Comes out about $50 cheaper.

Also considering it comes with a 650W power supply and a CPU cooler.