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marlinz
09-09-2010, 09:49 AM
Hi All,

I am looking to purchase a new pc , i only need a tower case , have monitor , key board etc .
My budget is around $1000 , i browse the net , play WOW , watch movies and listen to music .Anybody know of a place in Auckland that i could purchase a reliable , meaty system for that sort of money ?

I have been looking but the whole Amd v Intel processor thing has me confused , like below

AMD Athlon II X4 635 2.9GHz + ATI 5770 1GB 4GB RAM 500GB HDD

Intel Core i5 750 ATI 5670 4GB RAM 500GB HDD


thanks in advance people :)

Trev
09-09-2010, 09:55 AM
Auckland Store. (http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/)
:)

DeSade
09-09-2010, 10:01 AM
The "i" series is the cream of the crop at the moment, nothing can touch it.

pctek
09-09-2010, 12:28 PM
.Anybody know of a place in Auckland that i could purchase a reliable , meaty system

the whole Amd v Intel processor thing has me confused , like below


1)Computer Lounge
2)Playtech
3)Couldn't say....:devil

CPUs: See pic

jareemon
09-09-2010, 12:59 PM
If you want reliability, IMO go with intel, particularly, as desade said, the i series.

jareemon
09-09-2010, 01:00 PM
have a look at trademe, you should be able to get a great deal on a new tower.

pctek
09-09-2010, 02:20 PM
have a look at trademe, you should be able to get a great deal on a new tower.

Depends what you call a good deal. TM is crammed with exaggerations, incorrect specifications and no after sales service.

Chilling_Silence
09-09-2010, 03:20 PM
Awesome graph there pctek, where'd you find that? Toms?

jd2759
09-09-2010, 03:57 PM
http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/systems/systemdetail.asp?systypeid=4

Snorkbox
09-09-2010, 04:29 PM
So first choose a CPU either Intel or AMD then choose a compatible Motherboard with the correct socket for the CPU.

pctek
09-09-2010, 05:07 PM
Awesome graph there pctek, where'd you find that? Toms?

Yep, I like to keep current so I keep their latestes.
Have the other too - but this is quite good for comparison purposes, and non-specific for apps/games etc. They do the same with GPU too.

marlinz
09-09-2010, 05:46 PM
So first choose a CPU either Intel or AMD then choose a compatible Motherboard with the correct socket for the CPU.



I have never fiddled with my computers , i would not know what type of processor to choose , hence my reason for asking the helpful "experts" here

i do thank you all so far , for their input

marlinz
09-09-2010, 05:55 PM
So far i am swaying towards this system,

Intel Core i5 2.66Ghz 8Mb LGA1156 CPU
Intel H55 Chipset 1156
4GB DDR3 RAM
Nvidia GT240 1GB
Onboard 5.1 Channel HD Audio
Onboard 10/100MB LAN
500GB SATAII HDD
22X DVD Writer
400W PSU
Black Full ATX Case

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Prem 32bit


total cost $999


what do you guys reckon ?

GameJunkie
09-09-2010, 06:02 PM
if your getting 4 gig ram put in and a 1 gig gfx card then you'd be stupid not to get 64bit windows, because 32bit windows cant address all that ram

Chilling_Silence
09-09-2010, 07:07 PM
Yep, I like to keep current so I keep their latestes.
Have the other too - but this is quite good for comparison purposes, and non-specific for apps/games etc. They do the same with GPU too.

Any chance of a link please? :D

forrest44
09-09-2010, 09:18 PM
What brand of PSU? make sure you odn't get a cheapie

Snorkbox
09-09-2010, 10:08 PM
As forrest44 says. I'd be looking for a Corsair PSU preferably modular for cable management. I'd be looking for a Seagate or Western Digital Hard drive. An Asus or Gigabyte Motherboard.

GameJunkie also makes a good point about the Operating System and total RAM so therefore a 64 bit system is indicated or put two x 1 Gig of RAM in for now which is probably all you will need with the 1 gig graphic card and use a 32 bit O/S.

pctek
10-09-2010, 07:06 AM
Intel H55 Chipset 1156
4GB DDR3 RAM
Nvidia GT240 1GB
500GB SATAII HDD
22X DVD Writer
400W PSU



Brand
Brand
Brand
Brand

That's what matters.
And the 400w PSU, not bundled with the case I hope?

I would go with
Gigabyte or ASUS motherboard
Giagbyte or ASUS Graphics
Corsair PSU
Western Digital or Seagate HDD
Pioneer, ASUS or Sony DVDRW

marlinz
10-09-2010, 11:23 AM
Brand
Brand
Brand
Brand

That's what matters.
And the 400w PSU, not bundled with the case I hope?

I would go with
Gigabyte or ASUS motherboard
Giagbyte or ASUS Graphics
Corsair PSU
Western Digital or Seagate HDD
Pioneer, ASUS or Sony DVDRW




hmmm web site doesn't list brand names , should i be suspicious ???

DeSade
10-09-2010, 11:25 AM
yes

marlinz
10-09-2010, 11:28 AM
okay , looks like i will avoid the place i was looking for a computer at , and choose from somewhere people here have suggested

Snorkbox
10-09-2010, 11:29 AM
So ask them what brands via Email then. No use asking our collective opinion unless we know what brands. We would like to ensure we are comparing Apples with Apples as opposed to Lemons if you see my point.

marlinz
10-09-2010, 11:32 AM
i do , good suggestion Snorkbox

Thebananamonkey
10-09-2010, 11:49 AM
This was posted on page one. I'll just put it here again for reinforcement:

http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/systems/systemdetail.asp?systypeid=4

1.) Aftersales support
2.) Build quality
3.) Aftersales support
4.) You will not talk about Fight Club...

DeSade
10-09-2010, 11:57 AM
This was posted on page one. I'll just put it here again for reinforcement:

http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/systems/systemdetail.asp?systypeid=4

1.) Aftersales support
2.) Build quality
3.) Aftersales support
4.) You will not talk about Fight Club...

+1 They are the best for a full system.

marlinz
10-09-2010, 01:30 PM
Brand
Brand
Brand
Brand

That's what matters.
And the 400w PSU, not bundled with the case I hope?

I would go with
Gigabyte or ASUS motherboard
Giagbyte or ASUS Graphics
Corsair PSU
Western Digital or Seagate HDD
Pioneer, ASUS or Sony DVDRW


Brands for each part will depend on the stock we have. At the moment, MSI for motherboard, Galaxy for Video Card, Seagate for HDD and PQI for Ram.

DeSade
10-09-2010, 02:00 PM
So basically they take the cheapest they can get to build the system.
Give them a pass is my advice.

SolMiester
10-09-2010, 02:07 PM
This was posted on page one. I'll just put it here again for reinforcement:

http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/systems/systemdetail.asp?systypeid=4

1.) Aftersales support
2.) Build quality
3.) Aftersales support
4.) You will not talk about Fight Club...


That 5770 needs to be swapped for a GTX460 768Mb...doesnt have as much memory but same price and its all over the 5770

Battleneter2
10-09-2010, 02:34 PM
So far i am swaying towards this system,

Intel Core i5 2.66Ghz 8Mb LGA1156 CPU
Intel H55 Chipset 1156
4GB DDR3 RAM
Nvidia GT240 1GB
Onboard 5.1 Channel HD Audio
Onboard 10/100MB LAN
500GB SATAII HDD
22X DVD Writer
400W PSU
Black Full ATX Case

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Prem 32bit


total cost $999


what do you guys reckon ?

I would strongly advise you to try and buy nothing lower than a HD5770 GPU or a GTX 460 as above.

Looking at what you use your PC for and being on a tight budget you are far better off tradeing CPU for GPU grunt.

A cheaper AMD PII (and mobo) with say a X4 955 and a HD5770 will give you better performance in games like Wow over a I5 and that dog of a card Nvidia GT240 1GB.

A GT240 is 1280x1024 card at best (does over clock fairly well but meh), if this card was $50 it would be $50 worth of disappointment.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/2906/6

pctek
10-09-2010, 04:14 PM
MSI for motherboard, Galaxy for Video Card, and PQI for Ram.

Avoid.
Look, you want a decent system? That will perform well?
And have peace of mind should anything go wrong? And reliabilty?
Then go to Computer Lounge - we don't recommend them for the hell of it - they have a reputation for excellent after sales service, plus they know whats good and what isn't for gaming.

Too many of these places build on price and couldn't vare less. I have even met a few who had no idea at all, what is a good performing GPU and what isn't.

marlinz
12-09-2010, 08:45 AM
okay people , thank you for the suggestions i will take the advice given and buy form the site you all most mention


http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/systems/systemdetail.asp?systypeid=4


thanks :)