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VOL7AGE
22-11-2012, 01:09 AM
Hi I am 17 and have around 2.3k NZD to spend on a Gaming Desktop. This is my first build so all help is needed! and largely appreciated!

This is not including a monitor,mouse,keyboard or headset D: need help on these also. kinda wanting to get the whole lot at once eh :D..

I have some idea of what to get but with 2.3k prices fluctuating and me being noob at this? it is all rather stressful! . also I hope to buy every item from http://www.playtech.co.nz/

-VOL :)

Slankydudl
22-11-2012, 01:26 AM
oh god can someone please change the colour of that text. also I personally feel thay there are websites that offer much better deals then playtech, my favorite being computer lounge who also charge no shipping within NZ.

What do you have in mind... is it for gaming, video editing or what? Them im sure the people here will be happy in finding you the best bang for your buck.

sk69ersnz
22-11-2012, 06:22 AM
If you're a noob like me then Computer Lounge.

inphinity
22-11-2012, 07:49 AM
http://www.playtech.co.nz/afawcs0139235/CATID=54/ID=18419/SID=221414337/productdetails.html and upgrade to a 660Ti. If you don't need the OS, drop that out and bump up the RAM to 16GB, CPU to 3570, and drivespace to 2TB or something.

stratex5
22-11-2012, 08:06 AM
Hi I am 17 and have around 2.3k NZD to spend on a Gaming Desktop. This is my first build so all help is needed! and largely appreciated!

This is not including a monitor,mouse,keyboard or headset D: need help on these also. kinda wanting to get the whole lot at once eh :D..

I have some idea of what to get but with 2.3k prices fluctuating and me being noob at this? it is all rather stressful! . also I hope to buy every item from http://www.playtech.co.nz/

-VOL :)

A bit more readable ;)

icow
22-11-2012, 10:35 AM
http://pcpartpicker.com/nz/p/oFtg

If you stretch it another $50 or so you can get the 3770k.

Slankydudl
22-11-2012, 11:46 AM
16gb of ram seems unecesary, out of my 8 gigs it seems that hardly ever is more than 4 used and aslong as you have a decent gpu with enough vram then it wont use preferably any of the other ram.

Trev
22-11-2012, 12:26 PM
Get something like this https://www.computerlounge.co.nz/systems/systemdetail.asp?systypeid=4 already built. Doesn't include monitor, mouse, keyboard etc.
:)

BBCmicro
22-11-2012, 02:40 PM
Gamers often need something portable. The following is a very good Desktop PC but only 36% the size of a normal mid-Tower:

- Silverstone SG08 case, which incl 600W psu; 222W x 190H x 351D
- GA-Z77N-WIFI motherboard (mini-ITX)
- i5-3570k
- 8 GB ram
- HD 7750 video card (but you might go better. The case takes full size cards)
- 120 GB SSD Intel 330
- 2 TB HDD WD 'Green' 3.5"
- 20 GB SSD cache for the 2 TB
- slim ODD
- Win7pro64

It's what I am considering. (For space reaons, not gaming)

icow
22-11-2012, 03:11 PM
BBC take a look at the TJ08e (Silverstone).

pctek
22-11-2012, 03:51 PM
- Silverstone SG08 case, which incl 600W psu; 222W x 190H x 351D
- GA-Z77N-WIFI motherboard (mini-ITX)
- i5-3570k
- 8 GB ram
- HD 7750 video card (but you might go better. The case takes full size cards)
- 120 GB SSD Intel 330
- 2 TB HDD WD 'Green' 3.5"
- 20 GB SSD cache for the 2 TB
- slim ODD
- Win7pro64


Small cases are a pain.
Small PCs are a pain.
I like the components (except GPU - I'd up that for sure) but in an ATX size not mini.

BBCmicro
22-11-2012, 04:02 PM
BBC take a look at the TJ08e (Silverstone).

Yes that one has some good features such as standard PSU
but it is 73% the volume of my mid-tower
and twice the volume of the proposed SG08

All those drives is the problem - a waste of space. These days I put everything on 2TB USB3 MyPassports