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Local PC shops are terrible

#1g7g7g7g7Posted 12/11/2013 8:53:11 PM
Walked past the shop window and looked at their prime "GAMING PC" I was appauled.

They are asking 700 for an FX 8150 and a NVidea 630. They have added stupid extras like water cooling the CPU to try and justify the price but its pretty laughable.

Have you got any other shockers near you?
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#2AnatomyHorrorPosted 12/11/2013 8:55:24 PM
I bet they spelled "Nvidia" right.
#3mikewu1Posted 12/11/2013 9:04:24 PM
cosair 430w for $99.
#4BowsaaPosted 12/11/2013 9:05:31 PM
I saw a GT 610 for $109 once.
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#5thebladeofwoePosted 12/12/2013 1:44:15 AM
g7g7g7g7 posted...
Walked past the shop window and looked at their prime "GAMING PC" I was appauled.

They are asking 700 for an FX 8150 and a NVidea 630. They have added stupid extras like water cooling the CPU to try and justify the price but its pretty laughable.

Have you got any other shockers near you?


Look in your local Argos! There pre-builts are horrid.
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#6wizardmonPosted 12/12/2013 1:55:05 AM
Once seen a stick of DDR3 1333 for 95$ at a Computer Renaissance, on the PC for customer use right next to the display of the RAM I browsed to newegg and went to the same stick for 20$, set it as the homepage and left the store.
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#7KarateKittyKillPosted 12/12/2013 1:58:35 AM
My mother used to work at a computer company during the GTX 600 series, and the 660 2GB MTI was 900.00 or something. I kid you not.
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#8Majoras_pantsPosted 12/12/2013 2:40:11 AM(edited)
There's a guy near my house whom I've recommended to people looking to get into PC gaming.

He charges $50 labour, orders your parts and builds it for you within a couple of days. He's really good and $50 isn't much of a premium.

But I doubt they're all as good as him.

Edit: I didn't explain very well, but he runs a PC build and repair shop.
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#9Omegachaos87Posted 12/12/2013 3:01:49 AM
My dad bought an Asus PC tower a year ago for $700, and it had a first gen I5 processor in it, and 8gbs of 1333 ram. He was trying to run some video editing software, which locked his PC up. He asked me to help him figure out what was going on, and it turned out his $700 PC was using integrated graphics, lol!!! I had an ancient PC sitting around collecting dust that had an Nvidia 7600 GS graphics card in it, and it was an upgrade for him, which could run his video editing software.

$700 for a PC with NO graphics card, using a lower-mid range CPU from last gen?
#10SuigintouEVPosted 12/12/2013 3:15:50 AM
My local PC shop is a memory express. Their regular prices are fine and their selection is great, though fully built PCs aren't cheap they're a good option for those not willing to take two-three hours to one together.

I buy all my parts from there... they will price match any online Canadian store and then beat it by 25% of the difference, and I don't have to wait for shipping or any of that stuff.

So I basically just go to PC parts picker, find the cheapest store for a part, then show the price to memory express. Often they have the cheapest price anyways.
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