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03-12-2006, 12:36 PM
Hi im thinking of buyin a brand new pc for myself cuz next year ill b goin into uni so i need a good reliable pc dat wud serve me for my games and work.
I was lookin at the dell website (in new zealand) and i saw a pc dat i thout was a reasonable price.
Can i post that dell website and cud u check it out for me and give me ur opinion?

03-12-2006, 06:47 PM
Welcome to PressF1 snoopyep :)

Are you looking at laptops or desktops?

03-12-2006, 06:52 PM
post it, if its a dell desktop, its a piece and of sh*t and dont bother posting it.

03-12-2006, 07:10 PM
Considering you have mentioned games then forget Dell. In fact forget Dell anyway unless you like buying PCs with mystery hardware and 1 year warranties.

Find a decent reputable shop and choose each component carefully and get them to assemble it.

And remember Universities fail you if you write your assignments out with English like that.

03-12-2006, 09:11 PM
im looking at a desktop,.. im not sure where else to buy a pc from except from www.pricespy.co.nz but im not sure which components are good and go well together and etc

this is the dell website for the desktop pc i was looking at:


03-12-2006, 09:49 PM
Hi Snoop..
I was also looking at this machine but did not get any further yet. Let,s see if someone has any good/bad experiences?
Would be nice to hear.


Poppa John
03-12-2006, 09:51 PM
snoopyep.........Which town/city do you live in. Perhaps someone here could recommend a place to buy from. PJ

ps I am with pctek re your English. Seems to me that going to University is an adult thing. A phrase comes to mind......" When I grew up I put aside childish things? pj

Sorry if that is a harsh. pj

03-12-2006, 10:24 PM
Snoop - as mentioned, go to a computer hardware specialist, either locally to you or online. Tell them your requirements, eg what you want to use the machine for, and your budget.

If you're so unsure as to what you should be getting that you have to ask online then I suspect you'd be best to ask for references to a supplier that can provide you with what you want.

If you're in Southland the PressF1 member Pctek (http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/member.php?find=lastposter&t=74718) will be able to help you out.

04-12-2006, 09:11 AM



04-12-2006, 09:32 AM
Personally, I think this is A LOT better than the dell one you linked to:

Only thing I would do to that before buying, is get 2gb ram instead of 1gb.

04-12-2006, 10:34 AM
hi ppl,.. thx for your help.
Someone told me the dell pc wasnt good because the graphicc card was average and some other reason too.
im in palmerston north. So is pricespy a good website to get a computer from ??

ps : my english is lik dat cuz im typing, when it comes 2 work ill be in a diff mode lol

04-12-2006, 11:05 AM
The dell graphics card was... less than average even.

You can't really buy a computer from pricespy. You can only buy the components, and then you have to assemble the computer yourself.

04-12-2006, 11:41 AM
Try a couple of the local shops like http://www.dynamicsolutions.co.nz/ and http://www.inhouse.co.nz/ & see how they compare. Go in & chat.

Generally speaking the prices are ok and you'll get far far better service if a problem should ever arise.

04-12-2006, 12:54 PM
hmmm the pcs that i saw at http://www.inhouse.co.nz/ seems pretty expensive to me ... i dont kno maybe it is cheap but im trying to spend at most $2500 or less

Would it be better if i choose the separate components on pricespy or something and put together a pc?

04-12-2006, 01:15 PM
which is a better processor ..... Intel® Pentium D 3.4GHz Dual Core Processor
or Intel® Viiv™ Technology -Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor E6300 ??