View Full Version : Recommended Suppliers?

18-10-2003, 12:25 PM
I am outting together a system and would like suggestions of businesses that can supply components at reasonable prices, offer good back-up and are good to deal with.

I want to ask them to quote on a list of commponents, maybe put them in the case, and I will install the O/S and set it up. I live in Tauranga and would either collect the system from the supplier (Auck or Ham) or get them to freight it.

I have looked at QMB's packages as a starting point and wonder if anyone has recommendations of good service with QMB?



18-10-2003, 12:51 PM

18-10-2003, 01:19 PM
Nothing but good things from QMB, although they arent Kiwi, they do speak pretty good english (One of the dudes is brittish I think somebody said...) and I wouldnt hesitate to recommend them to anybody!

Otherwise, Pricespy is your friend :-)

18-10-2003, 02:10 PM

18-10-2003, 02:19 PM
wow, I emailed QMB with some enquiries and their response was quick.

Ascent seems highly priced. Rather than getting all from different sources it would be nice to deal with one place. I have also looked on www.pcsale.co.nz. Heard of them?

ok, next part of the puzzle. What video card?

Currently struggling on a tnt2 64. Would like a 8 x AGP for gaming.

I hear people mention the ti4200 cards (QMB's price 219.00 plus GST)? What about FX5200 (QMB $155.00 plus GST)?

Thanks guys for you advice so far


18-10-2003, 02:34 PM
Several people and myself had had bad experiences with dragonpc. Slow customer response, particularly on returned products. If the parts they ship work you should be sweet, if they don't they are extremely difficult to deal with.

I deal almost exclusively with Ascent now, their customer service is second to none, it's worth the occasional higher price for the support behind it.

Susan B
18-10-2003, 03:11 PM
> I want to ask them to quote on a list of commponents, maybe put them in the case, and I will install the O/S and set it up.

Oh Jester, shame on you!! :O

Come on now, a geek like you ought to be assembling the beast yourself! You utterly disappoint me...... :p :D

18-10-2003, 03:33 PM
the fx5200 is a terrible card,avoid it like the plauge.

If your budget covers it get a ati9600pro or otherwise get a g4ti4200.

Pete O\'Neil
18-10-2003, 03:39 PM
what metla said, i wouldnt touch any of the new Geforce FX line. If you can find one(thats a big if) a Radeon 9700non-pro would a awsome buy. ATI has just released the 9800XT & 9600XT so it may be worth waiting a while atleast they will force the prices down on current cards. A Radeon 9800non-pro may be worth looking at if it fits ur budget.

18-10-2003, 03:42 PM
> Oh Jester, shame on you!! :O
> Come on now, a geek like you ought to be assembling
> the beast yourself! You utterly disappoint me......
> :p :D

ahhhhhh Susan I try to keep quiet on here but you know me too well, snapped! Call it laziness, call it not wanting to find out that the bits I get don't fit in the case (screw holes don't match up etc), call it impatience lol.

Metla - thanks for the heads up on the 5200. Many stores include it in their specs, but I was wary for some reason (intuition?) I recall reading on other forums that the ti's are good, hence the question :)

Pete O\'Neil
18-10-2003, 03:44 PM
oh and one more thing (im going to buck the trend pls dont flame me) i will never go near QMB, their service is appalling, they have poor english skills, a pokey overcrowed small shop, they may have the cheapest prices but only stock a few quality brands

18-10-2003, 03:50 PM
Thanks pete - all comments are appreciated. So far my dealings (well, two emails) have been good with QMB, once I get my specs together I will email them all and see what they can do

:) Cheers

18-10-2003, 04:34 PM
The ti's are excellent value for money,i just put a leadtek one in the secondary computer i just built myself,and it performs better then the asus one i already own that cost considerbly more(makes ya weep).

As for qmb,i wont deal with them anymore,Had a terrible time with a defective component from them,i ended up with no replacement,and they ended up keeping my money.

No idea how they think that works but that was the end of my dealings with them.

Susan B
18-10-2003, 07:32 PM
> and I will install the O/S and set it up

Have been thinking, Jester (and caused the smoke alarms to go off :p), - it may not be a good idea to have a computer assembled without them installing the OS because how will they be able to test the beast and know that it works? Good PC assemblers should give them a bit of a run before handing them over. Might be a bit difficult to do that without the OS, drivers, etc installed.

19-10-2003, 01:56 AM
Just tell them to install the OS for testing purposes, and then to format it. Then if your clever, get a special unformat program to recover the partition = free OS :O Wait...that might be illegal.

19-10-2003, 06:04 AM
We have dealt with PB Tech Ltd, Hamilton for a few years & prices aren't too bad. Service is always excellant, as we are in Taranaki, this means alot of couriers, but worth it to us. They also have a shop in auck & dunedin. http://www.pbtechnz.com/ check them out.

Chris Randal
19-10-2003, 07:54 AM
A friend of mine swears by Tauranga Compters (http://www.taurangacomputers.co.nz/)

19-10-2003, 10:10 AM
> A friend of mine swears by
> Tauranga
> Compters (http://www.taurangacomputers.co.nz/)

Thanks, as I live in Tauranga I went to them first. I have purchased the odd thing from them in the past but never been overawed by their service, and wasn't by their prices when I went in with my specs.