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Malieus
I just purchased a Desktop PC so I can finally return Doc's desktop to him.…


and here it is http://www.cplonline.com.au/code24-cpl- … ystem.html

Processor Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Socket 1150

Motherboard Asrock Fatal1ty H97 Performance ATX Motherboard

Memory G.SKILL Sniper Low Voltage Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)

Storage Samsung 840 EVO Series 250GB SSD

Graphic Card Gigabyte Geforce GTX770 OC Edition 2GB Graphic Card

Optical Drive Samsung SE-208 External Slim USB Powered DVD-RW Drive

Case NZXT Phantom 410 Black Case

Power Supply CoolerMaster GM Series 650W 80+ Bronze Power Supply

Audio Purity Sound™ 2

Network Intel® Gigabit LAN

Ports 6 SATA3, 6 USB 3.0 (2 Front, 4 Rear), 8 USB 2.0 (4 Front, 3 Rear, 1 Fatal1ty Mouse Port)

Monitor Not Included

OS Windows 8.1 64 Bit

Others Thermaltake Blue Lumi Colour 12 LED Strip AC0034

Warranty 1 Year Return to Base Warranty (Including Labor and Parts)


It leaves enough cash left over for my quick weekend in Sydney for Defqon, then down to Melbourne to see some friends who have been hassling me to get there, in September. Plus get a crappy laptop uni.

Thoughts, opinions, Criticisms?
Spoon
Malieus wrote:
Thoughts, opinions, Criticisms?

These are all pretty irrelevant if you've already bought it.

You can't really go wrong these days though, long gone is the age of games and applications rapidly increasing requirements year to year, so you should be just fine to play anything for a fair while to come.
SilverClaw
Most people would advise against purchasing a pre-built PC but considering the price is pretty much retail, you got a sweet deal right there, buddehh.


Interesting to note that DDR3 ram prices have increased over time - very rare for the hardware market.
Docilus
Aww yeah, sweet stuff Steve.

When can I swing by and get my PC back?
Malieus
Docilus wrote:
Aww yeah, sweet stuff Steve.

When can I swing by and get my PC back?


Shipping should start this week, I can call you when my new computer arrives and I can return your lovely loan. (*furiously deletes porn, and checks case with a black-light.*)

I have a couple labs and stuff at uni this week, so it might be an evening thing.
Crysto
Intel and Nvidia are always a solid plan, and a 250gig SSD is probably the sweet spot now for being your system drive and able to hold a couple of games. Look into THIS program, makes moving game installs around a breeze so you can make use of the SSD in whatever you're playing at that time.

I personally would have gone for a K processor to get some more jigglehertz out of it, and a custom cooler to quiet it down and keep temps in check. If the MB BIOS it isn't already set up to intelligently control the stock cooler's fan speed, look into doing that - one of my housemates recently had to put on a stock cooler and it's just excessively loud at full speed.
Also it looks like the case has an inbuilt fan controller, (again, if it isn't already) hook up your case fans to that and you can set the fan speed/noise to how you like it.

Most people I know who've put some time into making Windows 8 work as it should for a desktop are completely sold on it (myself included), those who haven't hate it to no end. Get a start menu 'fix' like Start8 or Classic Shell, profit.

Definitely a solid affordable build though, enjoy the faster computering.
marisa2016
brandon wrote:
I would recommend you this Laptop instead


and here it is https://yepo.com.au/lenovo-tp13-13-3-i5-6200u-8g-192g-w7p64-w10p64-20gj0035au.htm

TP 13
13.3 FHD I5-6200U (2.3 GHZ)
8GB RAM
192GB SSD
INTEL GRAPHICS
NO VPRO+BLUETOOTH CAMERA
FINGERPRINT READER
3 CELL BATERRY
W7P64/W10P64 3 YR DEPOT

Check it, maybe it would be better;)


I'd better take this https://yepo.com.au/x555uj-xo112t-asus- … gb-1tb.htm. Cheaper, more storage memory, only a little inferior in the RAM memory. But the big screen 15.6.
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