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Built to order PC recommendations?

By Swaggie - 11 September 2007 26

The time is fast approaching when I need to upgrade the PC but increasingly I’m inclined to have one built to my own specs rather than cruising the shelves at retailers. Are there any Rioters able to suggest a local business offering good reliable advice and service at realistic prices for built to order systems?

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26 Responses to
Built to order PC recommendations?
Maelinar 8:25 am 12 Sep 07

Markets: but only if you know what you are looking for/at

Otherwise, go to a dealer for warranty protection

VYBerlinaV8 now_with 8:08 am 12 Sep 07

Go have a chat to Wayne at the Technology Warehouse. They’ve been around for ages, and do any warranty work with zero fuss.

jono1 6:57 am 12 Sep 07

I agree on the computer fair side, just avoid the ones at UC. They’re about a third of the size of the ones at EPIC and the Old Bus Depot Markets, you’ll have a much more limited range of choice.

asp 12:58 am 12 Sep 07

Computer fairs can be great for bargains. Just watch fro “grey market” good. I import a lot of grey market stuff including scanners and it works out okay. But most grey market goods don’t have a warrenty outside their intended market. Check the warranty.

adeptacheese 8:59 pm 11 Sep 07

get down to the computer fair and see who has the best prices on parts, and they’ll usually assemble it for you for a small fee.

barney 8:46 pm 11 Sep 07

“I’d like the CheeseBurger OS, or Windblows Terrace with ‘fries’ and a diet-coke, thanks.” Just put it on my ‘credit card’.


asp 8:40 pm 11 Sep 07

I don’t buy local. Too many people I know have, only to have the shop (often three or more years old) close down.

My only advice is DON’T BUY DELL!!! Terrible.
Depending on you use, I would recommend a Apple Mac. If you have kids of are currently studying, you are entitled to a 10% discount from Apple. Mac Mini is good if you have basic needs and already own a screen. Only $818 with discount and can run Windows.

VicePope 8:06 pm 11 Sep 07

Bruce at Home Computer Centre in Mawson. If he can do it, he’ll do it for a good price and stand behind what he’s done. If he can’t do it, he’ll say so. I’ve been dealing with him for years.

cranky 7:33 pm 11 Sep 07

Recently bought a complete PC from the computer fair.
A range of specs is usually offered, and mine was built in front of me as I waited. Cost $810 for a fairly well specced unit.
Helps if you can understand fast spoken chine/english.

Ingeegoodbee 7:25 pm 11 Sep 07

I’ve used PC Connections in Weston Creek for about a decade they’ve been excellent in that time, both with their own built server/LAN stuff for my business and also sourcing branded gear like notebooks.

Danman 5:42 pm 11 Sep 07

Computer fair – probably get a 3.2 with good video and big hd for less than $700

barney 5:36 pm 11 Sep 07

A general observation. It is not uncommon to get a better price for a decent “box” from small business computer shops (depending), as opposed to places like Harvey Norman etc. In fact, I actively discourage folk to buy from super store mega madness spend zones…

La de dum.

grundy 5:31 pm 11 Sep 07

I’ll make you one at cost price!

I’ve been building PC’s for years, love doing it. 🙂

Ralph 5:03 pm 11 Sep 07

Agree, or just get all the bits you need from the computer markets and put it together yourself.

fnaah 4:57 pm 11 Sep 07

Technology Warehouse Australia:

Based in Mitchell, nice guys, good prices, excellent after-sales service.

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