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Xypher
02-12-2008, 11:44 PM
Where is the best place to shop for a new computer in NZ(best if it was chch). I know nothing about them and all I want it to do is to be able to get max FPS on SCII(starcraft2 for whoever is living under a rock.) I also want one that can be upgraded later :P. I'm prob coming off stupid lol.

pcuser42
03-12-2008, 07:18 AM
IMO you should build your own. It's a lot cheaper, and can be upgraded later easily, as it doesn't use special parts that companies such as Dell and HP use.

If you need help with what you need etc, a computer shop in Christchurch may be able to help you. (I don't know what's there as I'm in Auckland. :p)

beama
03-12-2008, 09:08 AM
there are a few
Dragon Pc, Heard good things about them, friend got one built by them
Paragon good service
Pc direct good rep

Im sure there are many more check the yellow pages

Arnie
03-12-2008, 09:46 AM
I have purchased a few from Tastech Computers and had them sent up to Nelson, good service no problems.

I am not game enough to build one myself.:eek:

DeSade
03-12-2008, 09:47 AM
Give Nick a call at CBCNZ Custom Built Computers, hes based down Fitzgerald Ave in the old Pickwicks building (big yellow building near Kilmore street intersection)

Another guy Des (recommend him over Nick) can't remember the business, its web based but he works out of home in Chch. I will post the link tonight when I get home.

utopian201
03-12-2008, 10:04 AM
Where is the best place to shop for a new computer in NZ(best if it was chch). I know nothing about them and all I want it to do is to be able to get max FPS on SCII(starcraft2 for whoever is living under a rock.) I also want one that can be upgraded later :P. I'm prob coming off stupid lol.

If you're building the computer for one particular game, I'd wait till the game comes out. Hardware will be cheaper, or you'll be able to get something faster for the same money.

DeSade
03-12-2008, 10:29 AM
I can't edit so the link for Des above is Globespec

http://www.globespec.co.nz/

Winston001
03-12-2008, 11:00 AM
Basically you have three choices:

1. Buy a brand-name from a retailer = Hardly Normal, Noel Leeming etc

2. Order a custom built or higher-end brand-name from a specialist computer business

3. Build your own.

Personally I think No 2 is the best option - then you have someone to shout at. :D The trick is to find a reliable person to deal with and this forum is the right place to ask.

Also don't try to chisel the cheapest deal. You may as well buy Dell. If you want ongoing support and a good relationship, respect the need of the guy you deal with to make a living.

Nomad
03-12-2008, 12:12 PM
I like ascent.co.nz
They are in Wellington but free delivery, you can get them to build it for you if you want and you choose the parts.

Pple on the forum can help you with the parts.

kersonan
03-12-2008, 12:21 PM
in CHCH def go and have a chat with DragonPC, if you tell them specifically what you want to be able to do they will hook you up.

Thebananamonkey
03-12-2008, 02:27 PM
I like ascent.co.nz
They are in Wellington but free delivery, you can get them to build it for you if you want and you choose the parts.

Pple on the forum can help you with the parts.

Not any more, you can't.

They have an "assembly tool", but it just means you fill in all the parts and they ship them all to you in a box unassembled.

What's your budget? You gave us a fairly open ended reason for building it, if I were to take you literally I'd set your budget at around $10k. So what are you happy to spend?

pctek
03-12-2008, 03:10 PM
Basically you have three choices:

1. Buy a brand-name from a retailer = Hardly Normal, Noel Leeming etc

2. Order a custom built or higher-end brand-name from a specialist computer business


If you choose 1, then expect random brand components in it and no ability to customise. And no support.

Choice 2 is best. Stick with reputable shops only and use quality parts with decent warranties.

Number 1 is Computer Lounge.

http://www.gpforums.co.nz/thread/297771/?
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Paradigm Pcs (www.pp.co.nz) *Free Delivery*

pcuser7895
03-12-2008, 06:25 PM
hardly normal? did they get a new name? i thought it was only for that for that ad
near election day

hueybot3000
03-12-2008, 11:01 PM
urcomputer on montreal st, fairly cheap and good with warranty replacements, guy can be a bit hard to understand though, pm if you want help cos im in chch

qazwsxokmijn
03-12-2008, 11:06 PM
I've been buying a few things from www.nzoczone.com. Just recently bought 4GB RAM from www.elive.com. Both were great.

Blam
04-12-2008, 09:23 PM
Ascent used to be the best, but for now I would go for computer lounge, great service and pretty good prices too.:D