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Re: Where do you buy your computer in Switzerland?

I bought my iMAC from the Dataquest at Bahnhofplatz in Zürich.
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Re: Where do you buy your computer in Switzerland?

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Dell. Bought 3 off them online and they were delivered in between 3 and 10 days. The advantage is (other than good value and solid machinery) you can specifiy the OS and software in English...
I have recently bought a Dell laptop for Swiss delivery, English OS. They quoted me a delivery free price on the web and then charged me £36 for delivery. I got my money back OK, but is was not hassle free. I also tried to get an English Operator's Manual but it has never arrived even though it was promised. Wouldn't use them again.
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Re: Where do you buy your computer in Switzerland?

Apologies for bringing this old thread back up. But I don't find a more recent one with required content and such a catchy to-the-point title.


I need a new PC. The PC sages / gamers here can perhaps point me in the right direction.


I've been in CH for about 5 years now. When I got here, I bought a desktop at Stegg...pleasantly surprised. It's still working flawlessly today, never had any issues. The only problem I find is that it is a very noisy machine. Our 10 year old Dell is making less noise...


I now need an additional -reliable- PC that stays on 24/7 but the stegg one will be too noisy and given its age, I am concerned it might go dead soon. I used to rent a VPS to keep my (working) programs running during sleeping time but @ 60CHF per month rent, I might as well buy a new PC and keep it running, as long as its quiet.


So the Q is: where to buy in CHF? and what machine to buy?
Key requirements in correct order:
- low noise
- reliability/robustness
- decent processor and high RAM
- price is an important factor too.


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Re: Where do you buy your computer in Switzerland?

Sorry, unable to help you. Totally out of the market now. I only own an iPad! I'm sure you will get lots of replies that help you! Good Luck.

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Re: Where do you buy your computer in Switzerland?

I would build the PC myself, so buy the parts You want and build the PC.
You got the full control about the parts(Power Supply for example) and the costs.
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Re: Where do you buy your computer in Switzerland?

Just over 4 years ago I followed the instructions here:
http://www.mini-itx.com/2010/08/06/building-a-green-pc
to build a silent PC. As there is no fan to cool it, the processor isn't super fast, but more than enough to run things like Word, Excel and a few browsers. It's been running pretty much non-stop for years now so that people can skype me.

Most of the parts I got from digitec, but the case was purchased from the site above and collected in the UK while there over Christmas.
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Old 28.03.2016, 14:58
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I now need an additional -reliable- PC that stays on 24/7
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What applications are you running that need 24/7 ?
Depending on your needs, an option may be a Network Attached Storage device. (NAS) E.g. https://www.synology.com/en-global/ . These can be quiet and small and go into sleep mode if they sense they are not being used.
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Re: Where do you buy your computer in Switzerland?

If your PC needs to be working 24/7 the storage will be not cheap, for the OS/Programms you will need a large SSD(250-500 GB).
As Storage you wil need HDD from the Enterprise Series, which will be more expensive, because they are proven to work 24/7.
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Re: Where do you buy your computer in Switzerland?

May not be exactly what you want, but I'm very happy with my tiny Intel NUC. Almost totally silent and 15m x 15cm x 7cm. Some cons too - e.g. you pay for the small footprint, but worth considering, IMHO. Here's a typical one:

http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Computin.../dp/B0093LINVK
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I would build the PC myself, so buy the parts You want and build the PC.
You got the full control about the parts(Power Supply for example) and the costs.


I thought about doing that, but I'm afraid I'm a bit of ignoramus when it comes to putting PC hardware together. I might end up paying more when the project fails... Thanks anway.
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Just over 4 years ago I followed the instructions here:
http://www.mini-itx.com/2010/08/06/building-a-green-pc
to build a silent PC. As there is no fan to cool it, the processor isn't super fast, but more than enough to run things like Word, Excel and a few browsers. It's been running pretty much non-stop for years now so that people can skype me.

Most of the parts I got from digitec, but the case was purchased from the site above and collected in the UK while there over Christmas.

Thanks, that looks interesting. But again, as per my previous reply above, I'm not really tech savvy to be confident in having a go at it. Will have a deeper look into it anyway, cheers!
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What applications are you running that need 24/7 ?
Depending on your needs, an option may be a Network Attached Storage device. (NAS) E.g. https://www.synology.com/en-global/ . These can be quiet and small and go into sleep mode if they sense they are not being used.
Thanks. I run a few automated trading programs and constantly testing new ones that need to run 24/5 (not 24/7). They need to be running at night or when I am out for a few days as well when I can't guard the process. So reliability is also an issue. Previously, I simply used to rent a VPS for that, but the monthly cumulative rental price exceeds the price of a good silent PC after a few months, and you have no way of knowing if someone is trying to nick your intellectual property when running these programs (I've heard some stories) so I might as well look into a silent PC.


Drives the wife bonkers when I leave my current machines running at night, even in a different room... zooming noises... I don't hear it, she does.


I have to say, the older DELL one I still use ( must be 10 years old now), is very silent, but reliability is an issue.


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Thanks. I run a few automated trading programs and constantly testing new ones that need to run 24/5 (not 24/7). . .
OK. So if it is I guess specialist Windows software, that more or less rules out a NAS.
If the PC only collects data from the internet, then having it at home should not be an issue (apart form the environmental factors which you have already explained). If, however, you are serving up say Web pages which people on the internet can access, then you may have a problem with bandwidth (upload speed) and may benefit a fixed IP address (which are both plus points for a hosted service).
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OK. So if it is I guess specialist Windows software, that more or less rules out a NAS.
If the PC only collects data from the internet, then having it at home should not be an issue (apart form the environmental factors which you have already explained). If, however, you are serving up say Web pages which people on the internet can access, then you may have a problem with bandwidth (upload speed) and may benefit a fixed IP address (which are both plus points for a hosted service).

Basically, you run about +/- 10 trading platforms, each one pulls in enormous amounts of price changes/ price feeds from brokers directly via the internet. So far, for what I am doing, via my fibre optic Swisscom connection this has worked ok (I'm not too sensitive about ''latency'', as this is not my ''edge'', so I don't need a vps that sits close to data exchange centers like many of my peers need).


When I used the VPS (who are close to the data exchange centers), I still had to do the maintenance, so that is no issue either. But I had to constantly upgrade to have more RAM, which brings me to a monthly rental price of close to 100 CHF. Might as well buy my own PC that runs 24/5...


Therefore, ideally I need a PC that has:
  • 4.0 GHz Intel i7 Multicore multicore turbo speed
  • minimum 256 GB HD
  • at least 16 GB memory
  • minimum 3 monitors supported
  • is silent and has a decent cooling system.
A machine like this costs about $ 2,000 in the US. I know a specialized brand that I am sure has all that and is guaranteed silent and robust (but you pay for that reputation). I just thought I can get the same much cheaper here, and someone like you or the many gamers here would have a very good idea where to look.


Thanks again and sry for the hassle.
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Just over 4 years ago I followed the instructions here:
http://www.mini-itx.com/2010/08/06/building-a-green-pc
to build a silent PC..


Thanks, I found something like that but more up to date and higher specs:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXZrWqCT7R0 =
How to Build the ULTIMATE Silent Gaming or Workstation PC.
Not exactly green, but guaranteed silent!!




http://www.silentpcreview.com


Cheers


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Steg is also pretty good. http://www.stegcomputer.ch

I have brought loads of stuff from there, good prices, and I have not had problems with warranty returns.

toppreise I have found does not always have the best prices. I usually end up doing a google search for the part number when I know what I am after.

Cheers

Ill second STEG in Fribourg, nice people, great service, average prices if you need it right away.. otherwise amazon.de STEG work for me..
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Re: Where do you buy your computer in Switzerland?

I buy EVERYTHING on amazon.de - they subtract German VAT and add customs duty (19% vs. 8%) so you can save A LOT! And they send the items for free Most of items are sendable to CH (some of them are not but you can still find alternative sellers who will ship)
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