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ALDI selling half decent computers (AUS)

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So this turrned up yesterday, and I didn't pay much attention to it because...ALDI....

 

http://aldi.medion.com/md8804/au/?refPage=aldi

 

It's a half decent computer system current gen for 800 bucks australian. I say half for a reason. It has no graphics card, they don't tell you details of the motherboard, and no idea what the psu is, or even what it's rated for.

 

What it does include however is a low spec skylake processor, 8GB of ddr4 ram, a 128 GB ssd, and a 2TB HD. It's in a midi tower, so if it has even one pcie slot to mount a graphics card, this is the start of a decentish system.

 

Yes you could spend over double this on quality components with the same specs, but for a family member for light gaming and facebook use?

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Yeah, I saw that the other day.

 

Thought it was actually a good deal for a computer with those specs.

 

 

 

Although, I laughed as the brochure showed in one section being DDR4 and one section being DDR3.


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It isn't really that cheap, it will probably have a shit mobo and a PSU just as bad.

 

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Total: $878.00 - @pccasegear.com 28/01/2016
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i can give some insight here:

medion's power supply OEM of choice is FSP group, mine caught fire.

 

their motherboards are a marvel of DRM engineering, not only does every medion i've seen out there "mysteriously" die on its 4th anniversary, they start to act up really funny if you change internal hardware, and on mine they managed to bodge mount the STOCK INTEL COOLER resulting in a painful bend in the motherboard...

(i didnt know you could mount those the wrong way either...)

 

they're a great stopgap solution if you need a computer NOW, are gonna replace it 4 years from now either way, and dont care about upgrades.

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It isn't really that cheap, it will probably have a shit mobo and a PSU just as bad.

 

1 x Intel Core i5 6400 - $279.00ea
Total: $878.00 - @pccasegear.com 28/01/2016

 

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 PCPartPicker Link: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/43BkVn 

 

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Uh. I wouldn't spend 800$ on that thing. The mobo and PSU are probably 100% shit.


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Uh. I wouldn't spend 800$ on that thing. The mobo and PSU are probably 100% shit.

refer to my post, i've gutted two medions, i know enough xD

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Posted · Original PosterOP

you forgot shipping, time spent Faffing about etc.....

 

 

It isn't really that cheap, it will probably have a shit mobo and a PSU just as bad.

 

1 x Intel Core i5 6400 - $279.00ea
Total: $878.00 - @pccasegear.com 28/01/2016

 

You forgot to include P+H (with casegear that's never cheap), and win 10 upgrade (yes it's a piece of shit, and most OEM's an do the upgrade for free)

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And? They probably use the cheapest SSD they can find, so why can't I?

Because it goes as slow as a hard drive after a bit of usage.... might as well get a 1tb HDD


 

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 Motherboard: Asus Z170-AR | Case: NZXT H440 White PSU: CS750W |

 PCPartPicker Link: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/43BkVn 

 

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It isn't really that cheap, it will probably have a shit mobo and a PSU just as bad.

 

1 x Intel Core i5 6400 - $279.00ea
Total: $878.00 - @pccasegear.com 28/01/2016

 

The stuff you use don't account for cheaper prices as pre built system most of the time come with cheaper component and you can reduce the prize by buy window key off reddit and getting motherboard with built in wifi. 

 

 
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Case: Silverstone PS09B MicroATX Mid Tower Case  ($45.00 @ Storm Computers) 
Power Supply: Corsair VS 350W ATX Power Supply  ($48.00 @ CPL Online) 
Total: $707.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

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you forgot shipping, time spent Faffing about etc.....

 

You forgot to include P+H (with casegear that's never cheap), and win 10 upgrade (yes it's a piece of shit, and most OEM's an do the upgrade for free)

Windows 10 is a free upgrade, the shipping would be $33.

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Because it goes as slow as a hard drive after a bit of usage.... might as well get a 1tb HDD

They are not as low as HDDs, but they are definitely not fast SSDs

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I will just say my opinion of this is the same as dell, the components that they do list (basically only the cpu here) are quality and as listed. The rest is the cheapest piece of shit they can find. I consider this the start of a low spec pc build for a friend/ relative that won't need more than basic upgrades for a year (yesd I consider a gpu a basic upgrade, and I'd probably the replace the PSU at the same time.

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i can give some insight here:

medion's power supply OEM of choice is FSP group, mine caught fire.

The FSP group is one of the largest manufacturers of power supplies ...

Some of the best rated consumer PSUs are made by FSP.

sure they also produce cheap sh*t, but the name alone doesn't account for anything ...


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I refuse to buy electronics fr Aldi, Kmart, 2 Dollar shops, etc because of the shit components they use (mainly the PSU's, mobos and coolers)


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The FSP group is one of the largest manufacturers of power supplies ...

Some of the best rated consumer PSUs are made by FSP.

sure they also produce cheap sh*t, but the name alone doesn't account for anything ...

well... medion takes all cheap sh*t, then asks the OEM to make it even cheaper sh*t, and then ducktapes that together into a pc.

 

they have actually released computers where the GPU was supposed to provide all case airflow to save on that 1 dollar fan...

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Hah. So this is the PC my friend was talking about. 


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I refuse to buy electronics fr Aldi, Kmart, 2 Dollar shops, etc because of the shit components they use (mainly the PSU's, mobos and coolers)

Kmart has some of the worst headphones ever. They just break


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well... medion takes all cheap sh*t, then asks the OEM to make it even cheaper sh*t, and then ducktapes that together into a pc.

I am just saying, that your logic is flawed.

In fact Medion is owned by Lenovo now. Does it make that PC any worse or better? probably not.


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I am just saying, that your logic is flawed.

In fact Medion is owned by Lenovo now. Does it make that PC any worse or better? probably not.

i've seen a medion laptop without a fan controller, hows that?

(as in, fan was either off, or 100%)

they are the absolute bottom of the barrel garbage, cutting price wherever possible to fit that aldi price point.

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well... medion takes all cheap sh*t, then asks the OEM to make it even cheaper sh*t, and then ducktapes that together into a pc.

 

they have actually released computers where the GPU was supposed to provide all case airflow to save on that 1 dollar fan...

So walmart?

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So walmart?

i usually like to say ALDI is our walmart.

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