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#1 Aug 11 2010 at 9:31 PM Rating: Decent
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Here's a website my co worker said to go on he said he bought 3 Pc's off them and were great and u can customize to your own needs.
http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/
#2 Aug 11 2010 at 9:34 PM Rating: Good
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Usually when people talk about buying custom-built PCs they order the parts and build them themselves. It costs less and you have more control over your computer.
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#3 Aug 11 2010 at 9:36 PM Rating: Decent
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Yea even if your a bit tech savvy, everyone should still try to build there own. It'll be about 1/3 of the cost those places will charge you.
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#4 Aug 11 2010 at 10:29 PM Rating: Excellent
I was kinda worried about building my own pc so I bought all the stuff and asked a friend to help me out, but he flaked on me so I did it myself. It was actually not too difficult if you do the research, google and you tube are your best friends. Only negative is that I'm the type that loves to tinker, and this just opened up a whole new and expensive world of adult legos to play with.
#5 Aug 11 2010 at 10:42 PM Rating: Good
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Veagan wrote:
Yea even if your a bit tech savvy, everyone should still try to build there own. It'll be about 1/3 of the cost those places will charge you.


Actually, there's an app a thread for that.

Plaes like ibuypower, cyberpower, and tigerdirect do charge more than it would cost to build it yourself, but not nearly as much as prefab retailers like Dell, HP, emachines.

For a non gaming, "everyday use" system, a retail machine from Best Buy or Walmart will probably be fine.

For a gaming rig though, building it yourself is cheapest, getting an actual custom built machine from a company that is not a major manufacturer is next best, and getting a system from a major manufacturer is the worst, both in terms of price and buyer control.

Again, more detail on all this in the tread I linked.
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#6 Aug 12 2010 at 9:37 AM Rating: Good
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Veagan wrote:
Yea even if your a bit tech savvy, everyone should still try to build there own. It'll be about 1/3 of the cost those places will charge you.


This is not true at all. PC builders like AVADirect and iBuyPower charge about 10-15% more than you can get all the parts from a place like Newegg. A PC you can build yourself from parts for $750 will likely cost you around $850 from one of these sites. You OS will cost something like $107 vs $100 from Newegg, and your $200 GPU will cost around $230. For that extra markup you get a warranty on the ENTIRE SYSTEM, not just the individual parts, and assurance that it works right out of the box.

For someone that is squeamish about building their own PC, these sites that offer full customization are the next best thing.
#7 Aug 12 2010 at 9:50 AM Rating: Good
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Veagan wrote:
Yea even if your a bit tech savvy, everyone should still try to build there own. It'll be about 1/3 of the cost those places will charge you.


Though I am a big proponent of people purchasing separate parts and building their own systems, some of these custom-building sites offer rather decent prices compared to picking out from newegg or tigerdirect. It won't be as cheap as a DIY project, but I'd be surprised if the prices were inflated by any more than a couple of hundred USD. If it helps you sleep at night, it's an installation fee. At any rate, the system should be better and cheaper than anything you can put together at Dell or HP.
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#8 Aug 12 2010 at 9:50 AM Rating: Decent
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Veagan wrote:
Yea even if your a bit tech savvy, everyone should still try to build there own. It'll be about 1/3 of the cost those places will charge you.
Definitely won't be a third, there isn't THAT much markup, but you'll save a few hundred bucks and learn something in the process.
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