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Postby rashmi » Thu, 16 Mar 2006 9:39 am

Hi

My hubby and i have been in spore for the last 1 month and a bit. we want to take an internet broadband connection but are completely confused by the various offers. can anyone please suggest which service provider provides the best deal (in ur opinion).

we are planning to go around sim lim sq this weekend to buy a computer.
any good deals there/

cheers

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Postby Baron Greenback » Thu, 16 Mar 2006 10:47 am

I saw singtel were offering a good deal on broadband in the paper yesterday, once again they have cut the price.

Buying a computer is a big can of worms :o Really depends what you are want it to do. There are many shops in Sim Lim which will build one for you, as a general rule of thumb go up a few floors before you start shopping - I find the shops nearer the ground a bit more ruthless
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Re: Broadband connection

Postby Bremen » Thu, 16 Mar 2006 3:57 pm

rashmi wrote:we are planning to go around sim lim sq this weekend to buy a computer.
any good deals there/

cheers


Give me your budget and what you'll be using it for (gaming? office? internet?) and I'll list you specs. :)
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Postby rashmi » Thu, 16 Mar 2006 6:13 pm

Thanks Bremen

We will be using it at home for internet surfing and doing chat on messenger -voice chat.

therefore need speakers/webcam also as additional accessories.

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Postby rashmi » Thu, 16 Mar 2006 6:14 pm

budget is around 1000SGD.

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Postby Bremen » Thu, 16 Mar 2006 6:41 pm

rashmi wrote:budget is around 1000SGD.


Go to Fuwell on the 4th floor, use these specs:

AMD Athlon 64 3000+ & MSI K8NGM2-IL ~ $373
Patriot PC3200 DDR400 1GB (2X512MB) ~ $138
Hitachi 7K80 SATAII 80GB 8MB 7200RPM ~ $90
BenQ DW1640 16X DVD±RW ~ $79
CoolerMaster Extreme 430W ~ $79
Casing ~ $40

That's 699 so far. Add in speakers and a webcam and that's about 800 total, which leaves you with 200 for the monitor.

Are you looking at an LCD monitor? Or is CRT ok for you?
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Postby Scorpion » Thu, 16 Mar 2006 6:44 pm

Suggest a laptop with minimal configuration should be good for normal browsing of webpages and chatting.. :) which gets a good in Portability also. :)
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Postby rashmi » Thu, 16 Mar 2006 7:12 pm

thanks bremen - with 200 can i get a LCD monitor.

can 1000 SGD get me a laptop with minimal configuration as suggested by our friend.

any other shops in Sim Lim

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Re: Broadband connection

Postby NewCreation » Thu, 16 Mar 2006 11:37 pm

rashmi wrote:Hi

My hubby and i have been in spore for the last 1 month and a bit. we want to take an internet broadband connection but are completely confused by the various offers. can anyone please suggest which service provider provides the best deal (in ur opinion).

we are planning to go around sim lim sq this weekend to buy a computer.
any good deals there/

cheers


Hi Rashmi, I can't post or reply a message here but I've 2 sets of IBM laptops and a Compaq P4 desktop system with 15" TFT LCD going for less that S$1,000 each. You can save the hassle of going to Sim Lim as you may end up buying nothing from there. Please reply with your contact number at tigercslee@yahoo.com.sg and will arrange preview and testing before you decide buying them. Thanks, Stephen
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Postby Baron Greenback » Fri, 17 Mar 2006 12:17 pm

Looks like Stephen knows exactly what he is talking about when it comes to computers :D
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Postby Bremen » Fri, 17 Mar 2006 12:50 pm

Baron Greenback wrote:Looks like Stephen knows exactly what he is talking about when it comes to computers :D


Who?
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Postby Bremen » Fri, 17 Mar 2006 12:51 pm

NewCreation wrote:Hi Rashmi, I can't post or reply a message here. I've 2 sets of IBM laptops and a Compaq P4 desktop system with 15" TFT LCD going for less that S$1,000 each. You can save the hassle of going to Sim Lim as you may end up buying nothing from there. Please reply with your contact number at tigercslee@yahoo.com.sg and will arrange preview and testing before you decide buying them. Thanks, Stephen


You need to list the exact specs. We wouldn't want rashmi getting poor, obsolete parts.
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Postby Bremen » Fri, 17 Mar 2006 12:54 pm

rashmi wrote:thanks bremen - with 200 can i get a LCD monitor.

can 1000 SGD get me a laptop with minimal configuration as suggested by our friend.

any other shops in Sim Lim

cheers


Fuwell is a reliable, honest shop with good prices.

200 will NOT get you a brand new LCD monitor, sadly.

For a decent-performing laptop you'll need at least 1300, and then still additional money for the webcam.
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Postby Bremen » Fri, 17 Mar 2006 12:55 pm

There are lots of shops in Sim Lim that sell complete bundle PCs for under 1000SGD. They may not be the fastest, but they're good enough.

Avoid the Intel Celeron processors. If you're on a super-tight budget, go for AMD Sempron.
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Postby Carpe Diem » Fri, 17 Mar 2006 12:57 pm

Don't you think a budget of $1,000 for a desktop is too much? 2 years ago I got one for about $500 and it works pefectly. I assume the same budget would give a much better deal now.

If I am correct rashmi is interested mainly by home applications and internet.
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