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I am buying a new computer... Answered

So I am going to buy a new computer and need some help from some of you computer wizards out there.  First off my price range is up to $2500 AUD and I would prefer as cheap as possible.
The peripherals such as the monitor et cetera are allready taken care of what I need help with is the tower.  So what brands/companies/designs should I look out for?  Any Ideas for a computer with at least 2Gb of RAM and decent motherboard cards?

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lemonie
lemonie

Best Answer 11 years ago

Look at what you can buy within your budget, buy a computer magazine with reviews in it, buy 3 maybe. Consider whether you think there's an advantage to collecting the bits and assembling it yourself then installing the software. Brands don't mean too much, but a reputable vendor with warranties & support may be important.
Be sure of what you want this for - e.g. high-end processing power & graphics are a waste if you're not video-editing & playing high-end games. Conversely, if you do want to be shooting things in high-res high FPS - spend as much as you can afford on performance.

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Padlock
Padlock

11 years ago

Apple.
The new iMacs are "the bomb"...
Seriously, however, they are getting cheaper then before. $2489 will get you:
  • 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
  • 8GB 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 4x2GB
  • 1TB Serial ATA Drive
  • ATI Radeon HD 4670 w/ 256MB onboard RAM.
  • Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard
  • 8x double-layer DVD drive.
  • Their new "magic mouse", a button-less blue tooth mouse.
  • 27" Screen, with Display Port input.
@ the comment about the computers being so much more expensive...
I never realized the price difference. It's something like $430 AU more expensive then ordering one in America.
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acidbass
acidbass

11 years ago

no mac no vista and your okay um try FRYS they usually have computers at decent prices

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lemonie
lemonie

Answer 11 years ago

Fry's take payment in $Aus?

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acidbass
acidbass

Answer 11 years ago

you mean Australia right ????? you can check their website

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lemonie
lemonie

Answer 11 years ago

I have before and the store-locator didn't list anywhere outside of the US.

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acidbass
acidbass

Answer 11 years ago

hmmmm i tried it in india when i went and also london and it worked but he does not need to worry TOMBINI lives in washington (the guy who wrote the question)

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Tombini
Tombini

Answer 11 years ago

No, I don't live in Washington.  I live in Perth, Western Australia and because of our government's inability to get any bloody computer manufacturing firms up and running we have to import most of our computing equiptment usualy from the US.  Unfortunately all this transport unloads costs and forces up prices for consumers.

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lemonie
lemonie

Answer 11 years ago

You'd think that being close to China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan etc. you would actually be in a better position for buying computer parts (if not complete machines)...
You've looked at places like Austin Computers?

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Tombini
Tombini

Answer 11 years ago

Yes I have they were one of my first picks but their hard drive packages are way too expensive, $3600 for a 4Gb RAM and 2.5 Giga hertz processor!
I looked at Dick smith and have found a similar computer for $900 now all I need to do is chase them up when it isn't sunday...
and btw although we do live near the manufacturing giants such as China, Korea and Japan, China exports alot of elabourately transformed manufactures (ETMs) and not alot of that includes computers and computing equipment etc because the quality is not up to scratch.
Don't you just love the negative externalities of international trade?

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acidbass
acidbass

Answer 11 years ago

oh  sorry about the confusion mate i live in england so i understand

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lemonie
lemonie

Answer 11 years ago

Why is he talking $AUD, and why does his profile say he's in Perth WA?

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double_g
double_g

11 years ago

What are you going to be doing with your computer?  Its hard to suggest what you need when we don't know exactly what you'll be using it for.  For example a gaming computer will need a better graphics card than a work computer and etc.

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Tombini
Tombini

Answer 11 years ago

Definately a gaming computer with the prefered operating system being windows XP.  It needs to be able to opertate left 4 dead et cetera but not crisis.

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Drakeler
Drakeler

Answer 11 years ago

yes, build it