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Postby Bremen » Fri, 17 Mar 2006 1:02 pm

Try these specs:

AMD Sempron 2800 & Gigabyte K8N51GMF 250
Kingston PC3200 DDR400 512MB ~ $72
Hitachi 7K80 SATAII 80GB 8MB 7200RPM ~ $90
BenQ DW1640 16X DVD±RW ~ $79
HEC 6AU6 (Black) w300W PSU ~ $98

That makes it 589. Add in speakers and a webcam, and it's about 689.

Toss in an Acer AL1715 17" LCD monitor for 350, and your total is:

1039 SGD

And it's a pretty decent PC. :)
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Postby Bremen » Fri, 17 Mar 2006 1:03 pm

Carpe Diem wrote: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.



Well, I'm trying to make sure it's somewhat future-proof and still offers snappy performance. There are complete bundles for 500-600, but they use mainly obsolete parts.
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Postby Baron Greenback » Fri, 17 Mar 2006 1:34 pm

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


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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
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Postby Bremen » Fri, 17 Mar 2006 1:59 pm

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


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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



ooooooh. Missed that. :o
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Postby Scorpion » Fri, 17 Mar 2006 3:36 pm

1000sgd, budget for an normal desktop for browsing purpose seems to be a bit on high end. Would advise on looking on medium level computer speed where a normal 256 memory, dvd or an cd writer with 15' crt monitor should not be more priced range than 700/- in total.

But if a decent system is needed to play games, movies, write dvd/cd data ocassionally etc. then would suggest to go for the full budgeted one. As always an option, another 300-500sgd can yield a laptop with an normal configuration to suit the purpose.

An there are always options to visit shops like courts, best denki etc. an get these system on a installment options also. :) , that wouldn't need an big intial budget.

Bremen wrote:
Carpe Diem wrote: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.



Well, I'm trying to make sure it's somewhat future-proof and still offers snappy performance. There are complete bundles for 500-600, but they use mainly obsolete parts.
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Postby rogerdelta » Mon, 20 Mar 2006 7:17 pm

Hey Rashmi,
What happned finally ? Which comp you bought ? and which internet connection you took ? With you info, I need not do any IMs on this!!! :D
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Postby bunty » Wed, 22 Mar 2006 10:18 am

how about the Dell deals that come in the paper everyday. has anyone purchased thro online.

i found them ok but stuff like MS office licence is extra.

Do any branded PC's come with MS office inclusive (atleast the basic version).

If we dont take the licence from dell (around SGD 200++), are the licences available cheaper anywhere else.

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