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#1DarkestPandaPiePosted 8/5/2013 9:42:49 AM
Keep in mind that they offer 5% discount + free shipping + no tax.
i7 4770k is $177 when it is normally priced at $330...
http://i.imgur.com/AyRkLlT.png

By the way how is my build? it came up as $1350 after discount. I am planning on buying GTX 770 4gb separately for because they were charging $500 for 2gb version while 4gb sells for $450.
#22Dhas_a_MIGRANEPosted 8/5/2013 9:44:42 AM
That's an additional 177 with whatever the price of the base CPU is.
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#3ShubPosted 8/5/2013 9:44:58 AM
The 4770K is not $177, it's $177 extra on top of the base price of the build compared to whatever CPU they would normally give you.
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#4AllHailTheDead6Posted 8/5/2013 9:47:16 AM
*facepalm*



and what would they even get out of putting a bad cpu into your computer. You would just send it back because it didn't work
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#5JonWood007Posted 8/5/2013 9:51:31 AM(edited)
Keep in mind the word "add" in front of "$177". It's $177 more. I'm guessing the base model is an i3 or something.

EDIT: Base model is some sort of i5, which is probably worth at least $150 in itself. So when you add $177 on top of it, you get close to the original price.
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#6dennis941012Posted 8/5/2013 9:56:32 AM(edited)
Shub posted...
The 4770K is not $177, it's $177 extra on top of the base price of the build compared to whatever CPU they would normally give you.


If you add them up you get $1067
With $1350~ end price with discount
Value of it all is around $1430

1430-1067 = $363 extra fees - $80 discount = $280~ charged

which is still amazing deal since you are basically paying only around $100 for warranty, tax, service, etc... after covering actual cpu price.

Edit: In CA at least amazon due to knew law I have pay around 17% of item price for shipping + tax T_T

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#7Mystical_NEETPosted 8/5/2013 9:57:01 AM
AllHailTheDead6 posted...
*facepalm*



and what would they even get out of putting a bad cpu into your computer. You would just send it back because it didn't work


Not necessarily. Perhaps he wouldn't run into issues until months or years later, possibly after the warranty or after he loses interest in the machine. Meanwhile they're profiting by using old/refurbished/broken parts and selling them in machines as new... can't really trust these "build for you" sites IMO.
#8Ch3wyPosted 8/5/2013 10:13:10 AM
Mystical_NEET posted...
AllHailTheDead6 posted...
*facepalm*



and what would they even get out of putting a bad cpu into your computer. You would just send it back because it didn't work


Not necessarily. Perhaps he wouldn't run into issues until months or years later, possibly after the warranty or after he loses interest in the machine. Meanwhile they're profiting by using old/refurbished/broken parts and selling them in machines as new... can't really trust these "build for you" sites IMO.


Yeah I'm sure they're putting mechanisms in them that make them break after 3 years.
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#9Mystical_NEETPosted 8/5/2013 10:28:55 AM
Ch3wy posted...
Mystical_NEET posted...
AllHailTheDead6 posted...
*facepalm*



and what would they even get out of putting a bad cpu into your computer. You would just send it back because it didn't work


Not necessarily. Perhaps he wouldn't run into issues until months or years later, possibly after the warranty or after he loses interest in the machine. Meanwhile they're profiting by using old/refurbished/broken parts and selling them in machines as new... can't really trust these "build for you" sites IMO.


Yeah I'm sure they're putting mechanisms in them that make them break after 3 years.


Who said anything like that?

Are you paid by eCollegePC or something, because you seem awfully defensive bro.
#10AllHailTheDead6Posted 8/5/2013 10:32:18 AM
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