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    Severed Member JoeW's Avatar
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    The best advantage over places that build it for you is you can get the items you really want...I’d rather have a Corsair or Coolermaster case for half the price of the Lian Li. And no one needs a Asus ROG Strix. I would get a Asrock or a non ROG Asus. You can pick the ram and power supply as well.

    Those pre build places often use refurb stuff and you don’t get all the stuff the retail boxes would give you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blerpa View Post
    to this day an i7 is useless, unless you use your pc for something else heavy than playing.
    And for that youíre better off with a Ryzen 7 anyway.

    As for Newegg, they do have Intíl shipping if youíre prepared to wait a bit. I know they ship to Australia. Their pricing for a lot of stuff might be super competitive simply because of their size and market share.

    But I found their prices are only marginally better than Umart, which is our local equivalent, if you factor in shipping and wait times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blerpa View Post
    RTX is still a pretty useless gimmick (probably 2 to 3 years before it will matter).
    Yeah, that's what I figure, but if I'm going to build something, I don't want it to be outdated in 2-3 years.

    Quote Originally Posted by JoeW View Post
    You can get all that on Newegg for about the same price and customize what you really want for even better prices. And you get the added benefit of not having to take it to your local micro center store for problems or warranty issues.
    https://pcpartpicker.com/list/wZ6Kw6
    I just built it on PC Parts Picker, and got $1757 (guessing on brand of GPU and PSU, so went with cheap options). And that's with a basic AIO for the CPU and air for the GPU. Once you factor in the water cooling, it's gonna be about $2k.

    Now whether that water cooling is just for fun/looks/gimmicky, that's another argument.

    Sure you could save money in a lot of places and make a "similar" spec. But for the actual parts you get here, it's a good deal.

    Here's a build with the cheapest options I could find, and it comes out to just under $1400. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/XbWKw6

    I'd spend the extra $7 if I wanted this spec.
    Last edited by Freude am Fahren; April 24th, 2019 at 06:57 AM.

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    I've heard too many horror stories about pre built computers from them using refurb parts. I'd rather build my own spec and get the full retail unopened boxes with all the accessories that come with them. And if you have any problem with their computer their warranty specifically says to bring it to a retail store. No thanks.

    But good luck.

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    Ah, that could certainly be a concern.

    BTW, I'm not buying one. Closest store is about 600 miles away anyway.

    No, but I am starting to look for good deals that pop up on components I want to build my system from. And it would be spec'd pretty similarly, I think.

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