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jde2200
25-11-2007, 04:50 PM
im looking to buy a new graphics card 4 mi computer
i was just wondering what is the cheapest shop in nz??
thanks
Josh

Speedy Gonzales
25-11-2007, 04:52 PM
Depends what kind of card, AGP/PCI-E.

And how much ram you want on it.

Do you want AGP or PCI-E?

And whether you want to use it for games.

Or just basic things.

jde2200
25-11-2007, 04:57 PM
im looking for a pcie card - 8600gts - 256mb - a bit of gaming

Speedy Gonzales
25-11-2007, 05:03 PM
Here's a list (http://www.pricespy.co.nz/search.php?q=8600gts)

Altho, I wouldn't call $230 cheap.

jde2200
25-11-2007, 05:06 PM
thanks any1 else got any shops?

Speedy Gonzales
25-11-2007, 05:09 PM
Well it depends on WHERE you are, and whether you're going to pay for it online.

Or whether youre going to go to the shop yourself and pick it up.

Obviously, if you're going to pick it up, you wouldnt want a shop in Auckland, if youre in Wellington.

Or nowhere near Auckland.

That list is a list of most computer places in NZ.

If the shop isnt there, it most probably doesnt exist.

jde2200
25-11-2007, 05:11 PM
ok. dose the brand of the card matter? are certain brands of the 8600gts better than other brands?

Speedy Gonzales
25-11-2007, 05:21 PM
Wouldnt have a clue, never had a PCI-E card, or a 8600 GTS.

But they'll most probably use the same drivers.

One of the other guys who knows about PCI-E/the 8600 GTS maybe able to tell you more.

jde2200
25-11-2007, 05:22 PM
ok thanks for your help

Speedy Gonzales
25-11-2007, 05:26 PM
No worries

Joe_Davies
25-11-2007, 09:52 PM
You could have a look at www.pricespy.co.nz.

They list every retail outlet in the country and compare prices.

Really useful site if you want to buy something for the computer.

Joe Davies

Pete O'Neil
26-11-2007, 07:43 AM
Just because a shop is cheap it doesn't mean you should buy from them. The majority of the cheapest shops on PriceSpy have horrible customer support, if you buy from them chances are you'll be back here in a couple of months bitching about them.

C1 Shoppingmall seem to have a good combination of price and service.

pctek
26-11-2007, 08:33 AM
ok. dose the brand of the card matter? are certain brands of the 8600gts better than other brands?

Of course it does.
ASUS and Gigabyte for instance have 3 year warranties and tend to be more reliable.
Others are crap.

And you really don't want to buy from the cheapest shop. That would be SuperCheap who have a bad reputation for after sales service.

What if something goes wrong? You'd be in for a long drawn out fight on your warranty.

Stick with shops who have a good reputation and don't pick just any brand either.

jde2200
26-11-2007, 03:10 PM
ok i found 1 its: nVIDIA Geforce 8600GTS 256MB PCI-E--OEM $230
(http://www.alphapc.co.nz/shop/item.php?ca_id=44&it_id=617)

SolMiester
26-11-2007, 03:46 PM
ok i found 1 its: nVIDIA Geforce 8600GTS 256MB PCI-E--OEM $230
(http://www.alphapc.co.nz/shop/item.php?ca_id=44&it_id=617)

That GPU is a year old, i'd buy the ATI HD3850 for $100 more and double the performance of the 8600GTS!

Battleneter2
26-11-2007, 03:52 PM
Of course it does.
ASUS and Gigabyte for instance have 3 year warranties and tend to be more reliable.
Others are crap.


Asus have a nice warranty however, most of the cards on the market these days are identical reference design. There is nothing special about Asus or Gigabyte when it comes to the card itself, certainly no quality difference than say Palit or Foxconn if they all use reference coolers.

A great example is the current Asus 8800GT guess who makes it?


Warranty/Price/package is all that matters.

jde2200
26-11-2007, 03:57 PM
i mite just stick to the 8600gts this time as ill go 2 the 8800 or higher when i need to do it.

pctek
26-11-2007, 03:58 PM
A great example is the current Asus 8800GT guess who makes it?
.

ASUS do.

Cicero
27-11-2007, 05:52 AM
ASUS do.

Are you sure?