Hey all, I'm new here. I'm looking to buy a new computer. I'll need it for gaming, mainly, but mum also wants to use it for work :) Not that Microsoft Word is gonna be using up a whole lot of power, but anyway.. I've got no idea how to assemble my own computer, and not much of a clue what I should be getting. If anyone can tell me: 1. What I should get 2. Where I can get it from (Must ship to Australia) and 3. If I have to assemble it myself and how hard that would be. Anyway, thanks a lot for your help.
well building a computer is the best and cheapest imo, but the most difficult. Now, for me to advise you on what to get id have to know your price range, the maximum youd go up to.
Hmm. Well, about $1800 AUD. Off the top of my head, that's about $1300 USD. I'll get a currency converter and check in a sec. EDIT: That needs to include shipping.
1,800.00 AUD Australia Dollars = 1,360.18 USD United States Dollars
If you want it for gaming, i recommend building one yourself, i don't know which sites ship there so i won't go into detail, get a AMD Athlon 64 Processer (make sure to get Socket 939), a Nvidia 6600GT or ATI Radeon X800 as minimum video card, and 1GB DDR400 PC3200 RAM (Make sure you get 2x512 sticks to have dual channel)
See, I have the feeling that if I were to buy one with parts individually, I would end up missing parts.
Nah, just buy a DVD that tells you how to buidl PCs, I saw a really good one for £19.99, but that's english, so you'll have to find one like that but in Australia ;)
Could anyone tell me what parts I would need to buy in order to have a system built complete with operating system, that is, a computer that is ready for use? I'll find a place that sells them etc.
Heh, if you don't know that then get a book/DVD/teacher, or buy a pre-made.
No, sorry, so many parts, but you could check this site out, alot of cool stuff about what you need and how to put it in your PC. http://www.buildyourown.org.uk/