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13 Jan 2010   #1161
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Uber Philf View Post
i can't seem to locate myself a DDR3 Mobo nor a pair of DDR3 RAM sticks to go with it..or a Nvidia GTX 295, or a Core i7.

Local shops are useless - overpriced and antiquated stocks. Online is where you'll find them:

eg:

Intel Socket 1366 : PC Case Gear, Delivering quality computer parts Australia wide

Intel Socket 1366

(I swore I'd never use them again - but they had what I needed and apparently the new staff are great - they better be )


And don't forget MSY:

Best Prices On Quality Parts

OR

https://www.megabuy.com.au
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13 Jan 2010   #1162
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NinaJay View Post
Orpheous - I bought it from scorptec (down south), chose the parts myself and got them to build it. When it arrived I was getting BSoD right after installing windows 7. Tried to resolve it myself with the help of some folks on here but I couldn't fix the issue so I sent it back and asked them to take a look. I received an email from them today saying they have shipped it back with an invoice for $0. I assume that the problem was with the new hardware and they have repaired it free of charge. I'll get it back next week. If I have any problems, I'll let you know since you're local and all

Smarteyeball

$0 does sound like faulty h/ware. Good luck with the replacement
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13 Jan 2010   #1163
NinaJay

Windows 7 x 32 bit
 
 

Thanks smarteyeball - looking forward to my windows 7 machine so I can retire this one. Thinking of putting 7 on my notebook but not sure it's beefy enough to handle it. I'll look into it soon. Considering it is only used to play movies through our TV at the moment, there's probably not much point but I do use it when I go away for uni res school so it might be nice having 7 across all my systems.
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13 Jan 2010   #1164
spinifex

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Uber Philf View Post
i can't seem to locate myself a DDR3 Mobo nor a pair of DDR3 RAM sticks to go with it..or a Nvidia GTX 295, or a Core i7.

Local shops are useless - overpriced and antiquated stocks. Online is where you'll find them:

eg:

Intel Socket 1366 : PC Case Gear, Delivering quality computer parts Australia wide

Intel Socket 1366

(I swore I'd never use them again - but they had what I needed and apparently the new staff are great - they better be )


And don't forget MSY:

Best Prices On Quality Parts

OR

https://www.megabuy.com.au
New staff at PCCG? Does James still own it??

Sally, the Handbrake, has dealt with them from the days, when his mum was helping.
Never had any real issues. Have heard they were starting to get a bit lacks, or something.
Added my 2 bob's worth in a thread on Whirlpool, suggesting to get back to how he was years ago.

We haven't bought too many mobo's, ram, cpu's local for ages. Lots of better deals to be had online. Just buy HDD's, PSU's etc, local.
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13 Jan 2010   #1165
Kari

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Uber Philf View Post
Today, i went PC parts shopping, looking for everything, this part of the world is far behind AUS US and UK as far as PC technology is concerned, i can't seem to locate myself a DDR3 Mobo nor a pair of DDR3 RAM sticks to go with it..or a Nvidia GTX 295, or a Core i7.

Visiting the capital Manilla soon, so lets hope they have there.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Local shops are useless - overpriced and antiquated stocks. Online is where you'll find them:

...
Seems to be a trend, as far as I've noticed. At least here in Europe. Even in the bigger cities you sometimes have problems to find hardware and components on store selves. And if you find a component store, it is quite often a smaller, one room "me and my mate" shop with an organized chaos. (Nothing against it, I gladly support small private enterprises.)

The downtown big markets concentrate on whole systems. If you need components other than GPU and sound cards which they always keep in stock, you really have to keep looking.

The whole component market seems to be moved to Internet and to those small shops I mentioned above. Here in Leipzig I know two small shops where I normally always find the component I'm looking. This city is not so big, about half a million inhabitants, still big enough that you could expect to find about everything you need, but if you don't know about these small shops it can be really hard to find. Backorder, yes. Store self, no.

Kari
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13 Jan 2010   #1166
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NinaJay View Post
Thanks smarteyeball - looking forward to my windows 7 machine so I can retire this one. Thinking of putting 7 on my notebook but not sure it's beefy enough to handle it. I'll look into it soon. Considering it is only used to play movies through our TV at the moment, there's probably not much point but I do use it when I go away for uni res school so it might be nice having 7 across all my systems.
Nina,

I've got Windows 7 pro running on an Acer AspireOne netbook (1GB ram version), and it runs just fine , at least as fast as the original XP but seems faster because of the improvements in design of win7 over XP
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13 Jan 2010   #1167
PC WhizzKid

banned for piracy
 
 

Last Monday we sorted out my new bedroom furniture for 304 including delivery (not actually ordered yet). It consists of:

3+2 chess of drawers.
1 wardrobe
1 bedside cabinet, which I will use as a small cupboard.

Today I tried to get to Hastings College by train, but because of the snow they were all delayed or cancelled. So interview will be rescheduled by the Jobcentre to a different date.
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13 Jan 2010   #1168
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Seems to be a trend, as far as I've noticed. At least here in Europe. Even in the bigger cities you sometimes have problems to find hardware and components on store selves. And if you find a component store, it is quite often a smaller, one room "me and my mate" shop with an organized chaos. (Nothing against it, I gladly support small private enterprises.)

The downtown big markets concentrate on whole systems. If you need components other than GPU and sound cards which they always keep in stock, you really have to keep looking.

The whole component market seems to be moved to Internet and to those small shops I mentioned above. Here in Leipzig I know two small shops where I normally always find the component I'm looking. This city is not so big, about half a million inhabitants, still big enough that you could expect to find about everything you need, but if you don't know about these small shops it can be really hard to find. Backorder, yes. Store self, no.

Kari
Kari;

My observation here in North America is the same as yours. It is probably the same everywhere.

One thing to consider, the advantage Internet businesses have over a local store, is that when a small local store puts an item in stock they have paid for the item. The longer it stays on the shelf the less it is worth. For example, a box of 100 500 GB harddrives may cost $69.00USD each today, but next month you and I will be able to order one online for $59.00USD shipping paid because 750 GB harddrives are now available. How can a retail store earn a profit selling a harddrive they paid $69 for for $59? Who is going to be willing to pay $69 plus 20% markup for something they can order online for $59? It is just not good business to stock something you can't sell for a profit. IMHO, the computer market is just crazy.

The only advantage the local store has is if you have to have it right now and cost is less important. And the "value" of local support and the exchange of deffective parts without a shipping company in between?

Hope this point of view helps explain some of the cause of the "overpriced and antiquated stocks" of local retail business? Kari, I wish more people shared your view: "I gladly support small private enterprises."

Cheers!
Robert
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13 Jan 2010   #1169
pirishslady

windows 7
 
 

Well i got up made Breakfast for my Daughter and then got on the computer and did a bunch of stuff on facebook and my yearbook...but what I really need to do is go work on my web site I started for fans of True Blood...and then i have to go shopping for some food that's always a fun job
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13 Jan 2010   #1170
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Today I went to work.
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