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Need advice on where to find affordable PC

Postby ridney » Sat, 21 Oct 2006 12:52 am

hi all, i would like to have some advice on where i could find some affordable PCs that have high performance for the purpose of running simulations. i need a dual core processor and huge amount of ram, about 2G minimum. no need for powerful graphics and huge storage just need the ram and the processors.

any hintful tips and advice are greatly appreciated.

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Postby vjsimon » Sat, 21 Oct 2006 11:18 am

Sim Lim Square has dozens of shops selling cheap PCs at extremely competitive prices. There is also a new pc shop which has opened just near my house and they sell pcs at very reasonable prices too. :)

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Postby bigfilsing » Thu, 26 Oct 2006 4:32 pm

I've never been a big fan of IBM but must admit i've seen some great deals at Funan.
Just walk around the 4 th floor you can't miss them( can't remember the shop)
The good thing about these branded PC's over the "build your own" at Sim lim is the support and warranty/ Personally i love building PC's but if you want hassle free it's not the way to go.

I seem to remember IBM offering free ram upgrades ( ala Dell) lately too.
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Postby vjsimon » Sat, 28 Oct 2006 11:02 am

bigfilsing wrote:I've never been a big fan of IBM but must admit i've seen some great deals at Funan.
Just walk around the 4 th floor you can't miss them( can't remember the shop)
The good thing about these branded PC's over the "build your own" at Sim lim is the support and warranty/ Personally i love building PC's but if you want hassle free it's not the way to go.

I seem to remember IBM offering free ram upgrades ( ala Dell) lately too.
Good luck


I believe you are referring to the Challenger store. Rite?

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Postby Strong Eagle » Sat, 28 Oct 2006 4:01 pm

vjsimon wrote:
bigfilsing wrote:I've never been a big fan of IBM but must admit i've seen some great deals at Funan.
Just walk around the 4 th floor you can't miss them( can't remember the shop)
The good thing about these branded PC's over the "build your own" at Sim lim is the support and warranty/ Personally i love building PC's but if you want hassle free it's not the way to go.

I seem to remember IBM offering free ram upgrades ( ala Dell) lately too.
Good luck


I believe you are referring to the Challenger store. Rite?


Challenger is on six and is not the cheapest. Newstead Technologies is on four... right in front of the escalator... I've bought five IBM laptops there so far... very good price... great service... decent discounts on additional software and other upgrades... friendly staff.

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Postby bigfilsing » Mon, 30 Oct 2006 9:26 am

Wild horses wouldn't get me in Challenger. Useless staff ( and arrogant), highest price in town.
The used to be good for their software selection but after they kicked out all LINUX and other non MS approved software they went to hell.

4th floor as above poster :D

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Postby ridney » Wed, 01 Nov 2006 10:12 pm

thanks for all your replies, it's really helpful.

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Postby muscularman » Thu, 07 Dec 2006 2:33 pm

Harvey Norman is the "best place" to get your pc, best place means reliable no hanky panky business going around unlike Sim Lim Square, there are many CROOKS there.

You patronize Sim Lim Square better BEWARE, CAVEAT EMPTOR!!! :mad:

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Postby quatr3 » Fri, 08 Dec 2006 12:34 am

you want performance and good price. Kinda difficult, man. But I think buying computer is a matter of sacrifice, ya know? If you wanna focus on your RAM, graphic, and processor, there's gotta be a catch so that you can keep it at low. Just one thing, if ya wanna have it all, you'll end up havin none.

Just my two cents.

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Re: Need advice on where to find affordable PC

Postby Splatted » Wed, 13 Dec 2006 4:46 am

ridney wrote: i need a dual core processor and huge amount of ram, about 2G minimum. no need for powerful graphics and huge storage just need the ram and the processors.


if you are with starhub, renew your contract for another 2 years.

you can get a duel core 2.8 Ghz PC for $149. (you can probably sell off the CRT monitor provided (and any other parts that come with the package that you don't need) if you already have this and recoup some of the cost).

Ram is only at 512mb, so you'd need to spend extra and upgrade that.

Not sure what it'd cost overall with the prices of RAM nowadays, but I'm pretty sure the overall cost should be lower than a lot of packages.

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Postby anti_spy999 » Wed, 13 Dec 2006 3:01 pm

if you guys want to get cheap computer accessories, example: HDD, thumbdrives, etc... cables and stuffs... Can go to sim lim sq and get these from infotech. I tried to buy a 100GB samsung HDD which cost 160 dollars and i bargain with a staff and i got the HDD at $145 plus a $6 hdd case. The staff are polite and their customer service is excellent. Can shop around Sim Lim Sq if you are free and get to know about the prices. :wink:
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Postby anti_spy999 » Wed, 13 Dec 2006 3:02 pm

muscularman wrote:Harvey Norman is the "best place" to get your pc, best place means reliable no hanky panky business going around unlike Sim Lim Square, there are many CROOKS there.

You patronize Sim Lim Square better BEWARE, CAVEAT EMPTOR!!! :mad:


I can help you out with the sim lim deals. I always patronise the place till almost everyone know me. Avoid level 4 ah beng shop. He is very rude and he only gives you $1.00 discount only. If you argue and bargain with him, he will scold you. :evil: Other shops are better.
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Postby ksl » Thu, 14 Dec 2006 12:36 am

anti_spy999 wrote:
muscularman wrote:Harvey Norman is the "best place" to get your pc, best place means reliable no hanky panky business going around unlike Sim Lim Square, there are many CROOKS there.

You patronize Sim Lim Square better BEWARE, CAVEAT EMPTOR!!! :mad:


I can help you out with the sim lim deals. I always patronise the place till almost everyone know me. Avoid level 4 ah beng shop. He is very rude and he only gives you $1.00 discount only. If you argue and bargain with him, he will scold you. :evil: Other shops are better.


I think its a sad old affair, that Sim Lim prey on the tourist, and local, I have had a few discussions down there and still how ever much the guy gave me in accessories, especially for the Sanyo Xacti, which i was enquiring about, I wouldn't take the offer, he showed me first the RRP on the brouchure at 1999$ he showed me, many receipts of sales over 1000$ some 1,400 for and he finally went to 900$ and I still said no.

I checked the price on Sanyo's website, the same camera was 599$ US, so he wasn't giving much away, what he was doing, was his sales technique of making one believe he is giving you value for money, and justifying his high price, by throwing in accessories. You can get a good deal, if you do your research, and don't give in to the verbal crap, close your ears!

This same camera without memory is around 500$ here in Sing, and thats on Orchard Rd Computer no different, you need to know what you are doing.

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Postby muscularman » Thu, 14 Dec 2006 3:57 am

anti_spy999 wrote:
muscularman wrote:Harvey Norman is the "best place" to get your pc, best place means reliable no hanky panky business going around unlike Sim Lim Square, there are many CROOKS there.

You patronize Sim Lim Square better BEWARE, CAVEAT EMPTOR!!! :mad:


I can help you out with the sim lim deals. I always patronise the place till almost everyone know me. Avoid level 4 ah beng shop. He is very rude and he only gives you $1.00 discount only. If you argue and bargain with him, he will scold you. :evil: Other shops are better.




If you are a computer techie, that's fine not a hassle to shop there, if you are not then better don't.

Lots of tourists as well as the locals being ripped off & deceived by the bengs there.

The best bet is to get from reputable merchants eg. like Harvey Norman, Best Denki etc.....in the event anything happen to the product, it will be a one to one exchange without any excuses given unlike Sim Lim Sq.

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Postby muscularman » Thu, 14 Dec 2006 4:03 am

ksl wrote:
anti_spy999 wrote:
muscularman wrote:Harvey Norman is the "best place" to get your pc, best place means reliable no hanky panky business going around unlike Sim Lim Square, there are many CROOKS there.

You patronize Sim Lim Square better BEWARE, CAVEAT EMPTOR!!! :mad:



I think its a sad old affair, that Sim Lim prey on the tourist, and local, I have had a few discussions down there and still how ever much the guy gave me in accessories, especially for the Sanyo Xacti, which i was enquiring about, I wouldn't take the offer, he showed me first the RRP on the brouchure at 1999$ he showed me, many receipts of sales over 1000$ some 1,400 for and he finally went to 900$ and I still said no.

I checked the price on Sanyo's website, the same camera was 599$ US, so he wasn't giving much away, what he was doing, was his sales technique of making one believe he is giving you value for money, and justifying his high price, by throwing in accessories. You can get a good deal, if you do your research, and don't give in to the verbal crap, close your ears!

This same camera without memory is around 500$ here in Sing, and thats on Orchard Rd Computer no different, you need to know what you are doing.




Too many tricks up in their sleeves, i don't trust these crooks. To shop & check the latest products & prices, YES but to make any purchase from them definitely a NO NO NO !!!

Too many complaints lodged with CASE, just too many.

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