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    Buying a new desktop computer (Melbourne)

    Need a new one tomorrow, any Melburnians have an idea where to get one from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
    Need a new one tomorrow, any Melburnians have an idea where to get one from?

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    Could try and get a computer store to build you one instead of going for a "main brand"
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    What will you be using it for? and whats the budget?

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    Needs to be up and running tomorrow though. 1500 max, probably and including a screen.

    What do you reckon?


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    Give me a few mins and I'll look up some computers at stores in melbourne for you.

    Do you need software? like office, virus scanner?

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    If you are not averse to assemblig it yourself, I could throw together a very nice system for $1500 - probably much better in quality and performance than a similarly priced system you could get from a store.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retox View Post
    Give me a few mins and I'll look up some computers at stores in melbourne for you.

    Do you need software? like office, virus scanner?
    Yeah, software needed.

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    Last edited by silentstriker; 25-01-2009 at 11:28 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
    Yeah, software needed.
    Jbhifi has some good deals on pre-built, Dick smith does as well. Harvey Norman is another good idea. for 1500 you should get around (aim for better )

    2.2ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
    2gb of ram
    320gb hardrive
    19' Screen

    All should come with atleast Vista Basic and a trial of office.

    If you have any more questions just ask and I'll attempt to answer them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retox View Post
    Jbhifi has some good deals on pre-built, Dick smith does as well. Harvey Norman is another good idea. for 1500 you should get around (aim for better )

    2.2ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
    2gb of ram
    320gb hardrive
    19' Screen

    All should come with atleast Vista Basic and a trial of office.

    If you have any more questions just ask and I'll attempt to answer them.
    Thanks mate

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    If you can be bothered building it yourself (which shouldn't really take long), you can't beat MSY.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
    Yeah, software needed.

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    Pasag, I can get you one at a massive discount (cost price) from Harvey Norman.

    Let me know.

    EDIT: Just read that you need it by tomorrow. May be a bit tight, why the strict deadline?
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    In the same boat as Jono here. Could get you cost price employee discount for any IBM product but it generally takes a couple of weeks to get it all done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dasa View Post
    If you can be bothered building it yourself (which shouldn't really take long), you can't beat MSY.
    Seconded. Can build a world class computer for less than 1000 dollars (minus cheap peripherals and operating system). And where talking the best Core 2 Duo and GTX260.

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