View Full Version : PC Shops for custom build

24-12-2010, 07:05 PM
Hi All

I am new to the Wellington/ Kapiti coast area. Is there anyone who knows where the best place is for me to buy PC Hardware to build a new system. I am looking for a store that has good customer service and are reliable and trustworthy.

24-12-2010, 09:03 PM
Hi and welcome to PressF1

Try Ascent, they're very highly regarded :)

24-12-2010, 09:29 PM
I have used Computer Lounge in Auckland. I have had good service from them. Quick delivery from Auckland to Invercargill.

I see that Ascent is in Wellington and handier for you. I have not tried them.

25-12-2010, 06:43 AM
Ascent don't build for you now - go there if you are building it yourself, if not then Computer Lounge - CL do free freight.

25-12-2010, 07:15 AM
Or even Wainuitech who is a member of this forum runs his own business and would be able to help you out

25-12-2010, 07:51 AM
+1 for wainuitech ... call him now and he should have it ready before lunch .... :D

25-12-2010, 08:05 AM
PP are up the coast.

Terry Porritt
25-12-2010, 09:19 AM
The heyday of computer shops around 10-20 years ago when they stocked parts for sale has long gone. Even the shops still around generally will have to order the parts you want from the wholesalers.
So you may as well go direct to the online stores like Ascent, Paradigm as already mentioned.

Or, if you want something built to your specs, then commission someone like Wainui to do it for you.

25-12-2010, 09:07 PM
PB Technology in Vivian St, Atech Computers in Wakefield St, both in Wellington City (I've found Atech to be generally very helpful and cheaper than PB).
Pb is closed until 10th Jan, Atech open limited hours and closed for stats only.

26-12-2010, 03:19 PM
Cheap is not necessarily best. I found that out. Some years ago I found Atech less helpful to a claim on a failed cheap motherboard they had supplied. Their inspection fee would have been about what the MOBO had cost. I have not been back!