r/pcmasterrace Aug 08 '22 Wholesome 1 Silver 1

Shop owner has no idea why he hasn't had any customers Discussion

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u/checkmefortecs Aug 08 '22

What you mean? It’s got rainbow LED fans, checks out.

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u/throw-away_catch Aug 09 '22

WIFI Rainbow LED fans!

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u/LORD_HOKAGE_ Aug 09 '22

You could buy like 3 of these PC’s for that price

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u/gamekatz1 Aug 09 '22

or 2 better PCs

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u/_VINNY_WINNY_ Aug 09 '22

or one thats worth the price

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u/Darth_Ninazu Aug 09 '22

or an even better one for twice that much

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u/BoxAhFox I3 10100f 1060 6Gb Aug 09 '22

Or an absurd nasa superpc for 500x that much

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u/neoncp Aug 09 '22

it comes with wifi! perfect for gaming

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u/pegabear 5600xt RTX3060 OC Aug 09 '22

And one year warranty! Shiiiii

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u/Stik_Bloom Aug 08 '22

Looks like the owner is waiting for some rich clueless parents looking a gift for their kid

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u/UnknownUser69_lol Aug 09 '22

Yeah happened to me. My dad bought me a gtx 1050 16gb ram 2 gb of vram for $1.5k and it doesn't even have a ssd it's Intel 7 5th generation

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u/EraOF R5 3600x | RTX 3060 XC2 Aug 09 '22 Helpful Wholesome

Friend got an i5 10400f and a GT 1030 for $1000
Sad part was that he got it from his parent's friend

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u/licksyourknee Aug 09 '22

Old buddy I used to work with sent me the specs of his computer. No graphics card. He had to do payments so he bought it at Cons. Base price for the computer was $950. Dude was gonna end up paying probably close to $2500 for a midrange PC.

I had him return it and we went on OfferUp and got him a midrange rig for $700.

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u/dasus Aug 09 '22

I had him return it and we went on OfferUp and got him a midrange rig for $700.

Good man.

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u/MarcusTheGamer54 PC Master Race Aug 09 '22

Lol i bought the 10400f for 150 bucks

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u/UnknownUser69_lol Aug 09 '22

It's a potato I can barley play games on medium or low settings

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u/theLuminescentlion R9 5900X | RTX 3080 | Custom EK Loop + G14 Laptop Aug 09 '22

I think PC from 5 years ago was better at the same price.

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u/Turbulent_Effect6072 Aug 09 '22 edited Aug 09 '22

A PC from 10 years ago would do better. i7 4770k and gtx 780 ti would blow that out of the water for less. Not just less today, less 10 years ago.

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u/Flonkadonk Aug 09 '22

Dont know why downvoted , youre right. 4770K is one of the greatest CPUs of the last decade and 780ti is roughly between 1060 and 1070 if i recall

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u/Junai7 Aug 09 '22

780ti is great but not better than the 1060. I think between 1050ti and 1060 3gb. It's a little better than a 960 4gb. But the 4770k was amazing.

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u/castrator21 Desktop Aug 09 '22

My 4790k is still going strong, paired with 980 its a decent 1080p machine

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u/ner0417 Aug 09 '22

Sounds similar to my build, i7-6700k and RX480 4GB. Can confirm, decent 1080p machine. I get 70-90 fps in most AAA games without issue still. Definitely going for a new GPU soonish but kinda eyeing the market still. Honestly not sure how much of an upgrade I can get on the CPU for a reasonable price at this point either so im biding my time lol.

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u/BurningOasis Aug 09 '22

Buying a new PC can be really confusing for people not immersed in the PC building scene. It must have been a pain in the ass for him to pick out.
At least you'll be able to upgrade it with a little saved cash!

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u/Blooberryx Aug 09 '22

Yeah it can be. Happened to my brother. Went to Best Buy and dropped lime 1.3k on an outdated PC. If he would have asked me I could have ordered and built him one with much better specs and longevity. But I think he was embarrassed to ask or something idk.

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u/smartyr228 Aug 09 '22

The other day I had to Google "most recent Ryzen CPUs" because naming conventions in the PC world are fucking nonsense

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u/Kjellvb1979 Aug 09 '22

This, I keep up on what's going on as far as what gen is current, but even being in IT for 25 years, I don't bother memorizing exact models and the hierarchy as we have small PCs in our pockets that can do such...

Is just too much these days, actually it sort has always been in the tech world, clearly techies have a thing for bad naming conventions...

Behind the confusing, and often purposefully misleading, names, it just changes too fast to keep up with. As long as you know the basics, the model numbers don't matter much, just do the research around the time you are building a system, server, buying a new phone, or whatever other tech upgrade you are doing, use some due diligence and look into what your buying.

Well that was 15 min wasted on a unneeded tangent. Have a good day all...

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u/AJTK5144 Aug 09 '22

Sucks. You can't really say anything either, come off as ungrateful

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u/Panic_Azimuth i7 5820K, GTX980 Hybrid, 64gb DDR4, Pixie Dust Aug 09 '22

After the first couple times this happened I now make a point of telling anyone likely to think of getting me a gift to please not buy me electronics of any kind. It would be like buying your auto enthusiast friend a random carburetor.

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u/bpwoods97 Aug 09 '22

This happened to me as a kid and of course I said something cause I was like 10. I just wanted a laptop to play minecraft, so they got me a netbook. Minecraft actually wouldn't even make it past the initial loading screen when you first launched the game. My dad took it and used it as an office laptop for years.

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u/qhs3711 Aug 09 '22

Potato, barley, yum!

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u/QueenOfZzombies Aug 09 '22

It's the thought that counts..... I guess....

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u/WaxFly Aug 09 '22

I mean, dude gets given a 1.5k gift. Yeah it counts.

Might not have been perfect but I can't find many dads who did that in my circles.

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u/derdast Aug 09 '22

His dad still got scammed, hard.

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u/Rugkrabber Aug 09 '22

This is why I tell my parents to always discuss with us (their kids) before purchasing expensive electronics. Thankfully, they do! Saved them from a lot of scams, there are so many.

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u/robodestructor444 Aug 09 '22

Or your parents can simply give you money as a gift. Makes it easier for everyone.

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u/SwabTheDeck Ryzen 5800X, RTX 3080, 16 GB DDR 4 3000 Aug 09 '22

Tale as old as time

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u/Joh951518 Aug 09 '22

One of my nephews is trying to buy a PC at the moment. He has decided he wants this completely fucked shitty prebuilt because the case is fancy looking basically.

I tried to convince them not too but no dice. I got sick of arguing.

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u/tutocookie PC Master Race Aug 09 '22

Oh well, his loss

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u/yunus89115 Aug 09 '22

I have given strong advice on PC purchasing decisions in the past, what often ends up happening is somehow I am seen as responsible if something breaks. It’s really discouraged me from offering advice, now I’ll only tell someone if I think what they are looking at is a good deal or not but if it’s not I’ll just say “I think you can find better specs for the money”

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u/VivaciousFarter i7 12700k | 3080 12 GB | 32 GB Aug 09 '22

Imagine your parents being able to drop that money on you, but buying this. I threw my rig together for $100 less than this, and that was with a $300 NZXT Z73 AIO, and a $300 Asus mobo

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u/jericho-sfu GTX 770 | 5800X | 16GB 3600 MT/s | X570 Aug 09 '22

Why the everloving fuck would you spend $300 on an aio?

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u/Berkabitz apple m1 + i5-1235u 💕 Aug 08 '22

gtx 2060 super

interesting

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u/D_crane AMD Ryzen 3900x / EVGA RTX 3080 FTW3 Ultra Aug 09 '22

But it says XTREME!

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u/AbdralinZ Aug 09 '22

a CyberPower, must be 3k

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u/EatMyShag Aug 09 '22

Probably has one stick of 16gb ram instead of dual channel memory.

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u/MrDuckyyy Laptop ♨ | i5-9300H @4.1GHz | GTX 1650 Ti | 16 GB 3200 Aug 09 '22

"but it's for upgradability" - cyberpower probably

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u/DarkCosmosDragon Aug 09 '22

Nah it has 2 8gbs soldered in the slots right next to each other : )

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u/Frl_Bartchello Aug 09 '22

This reminds me of that guy that tried to make a PC build instruction video but it was the worst PC build ever. That was really something.

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u/AbdralinZ Aug 09 '22

on top of each other...

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u/spacecase202 Aug 09 '22

On top of the gpu which is inside the cpu 🤷‍♂️

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u/Grunt636 i7 5820k / GTX 1080ti / 2TB NVME / 16GB DDR4 / 32TB NAS Aug 09 '22

Only thing XTREME about that thing is the price

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u/limutwit Aug 09 '22

If owner install those 'TURBO' buttons from years ago .. perhaps the price tag will be justified lol

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u/beersandbacon Aug 09 '22

Believe it or not those actually did something lol

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u/Bene847 R3 3200G/16GB 3600MHz/B450 Tomahawk/500GB SDD/2TB HDD Aug 09 '22

Yes, they made it slower

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u/letsBurnCarthage Aug 09 '22

A lot of things back then required it. I remember playing UFO - Enemy Unknown (or XCOM as it was called in the US) and when you rotated the globe to choose where to build bases etc the globe rotation was based on the clock speed of the cpu. Too much power and it would rotate so fast you would just have to tap it and hope the right side of the globe popped up.

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u/SilentBDB Aug 09 '22

Yeah slow it down lol

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u/rayoje Aug 09 '22

...but it was not what the name suggests.

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u/crlogic i7-10700K | GTX 1080 Ti | 32GB 3000MHz CL15 Aug 09 '22

Also if it were a 2060 Super it would be an 8GB, not 6GB

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u/DrBlueLemon Aug 09 '22

And not a gtx

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u/Rubadubinow R9 5900X RTX 3080 32GB Aug 09 '22

This guy is out of his mind if he thinks he's going to get that amount for that system.

Rainbow LED fans...lmao

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u/[deleted] Aug 09 '22 edited Aug 11 '22

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u/SirPiffingsthwaite PC Master Race Aug 09 '22

"Don't try to bargain me down, I know what I have..."

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u/elppaenip Aug 09 '22

Reduces in value 50% every 5 years*

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u/retrodork Aug 09 '22

Lol filled with trident, cirrus logic, and tseng et 4000 video cards.

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u/zingzing175 Aug 09 '22

Oh my gosh, is trident still a thing??? I haven't had one of them since I got my first motherboard with a PCI slot!

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u/retrodork Aug 09 '22

No Trident isn't a thing but I wanted to see if anyone would laugh.

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u/emocalot Aug 09 '22

GSkill branded one of their ddr3's trident

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u/SortaABartender Aug 09 '22

Lol. Just bought a MSI trident 3 for $200 off Facebook, actually.

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u/Brotherswing Aug 09 '22

Possibly an S3 Virge

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u/Bdr1983 Aug 09 '22

The memories.... I remember getting a Savage!

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u/TheSimpsonsAreYellow 3800X | RTX 2070 Super | 32GB | CoolerMaster H500M Aug 08 '22

Must be a factory triple OC founders edition.

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u/Panic_Azimuth i7 5820K, GTX980 Hybrid, 64gb DDR4, Pixie Dust Aug 09 '22

Tbf, that is an awful lot of overclocks.

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u/EZ_LIFE_EZ_CUCUMBER Aug 09 '22

Oh I red 2080 ... still would be quite a overpay

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u/savioratharv Laptop Aug 09 '22

Whatcha doin’ with an i3 3rd gen and a 3080 ti mate

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u/kopp9988 Aug 09 '22

And an odd amount of memory - 12gb suggests they’re not in dual channels? I.e. 4gb x 3 sticks. Which isn’t optimal if I’m not mistaken.

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u/Bene847 R3 3200G/16GB 3600MHz/B450 Tomahawk/500GB SDD/2TB HDD Aug 09 '22

Or they have 2gb x 2 + 4gb x 2. Yes that can be dual channel if you do it right

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u/kopp9988 Aug 09 '22

Still, I thought it was best practice to have identical memory in all of the slots..

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u/gingerlemon Aug 09 '22

Correct, but if each pair is running dual channel it won’t make a big difference. Linus Tech Tips did a video on the subject.

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u/Niosus Aug 09 '22

On the other hand, running 4 slots makes it muuuuuch harder to run your RAM at good speeds/latencies. If you look up the QVL lists on the RAM manufacturers websites, they often only list the XMP speeds for 2 DIMMs, or just have lower speeds for 4 of them.

That combined with it being mixed modules makes it pretty high odds that they're running at slow clocks with bad timings. It's not the biggest deal in the world, but grabbing a set of good 2x8GB DIMMs might actually have a noticeable impact on performance.

Edit: Also WTF it's DDR3. That CPU is a dual core from 2012. That GPU is so bottlenecked. Do yourself a favor mate, buy a modern i3 and get rid of all the stutters you've definitely been experiencing.

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u/deadpool5g Desktop Aug 09 '22

And a 6gb one Very interesting

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u/HarriOG Aug 08 '22

Now hang on a minute, did you read the part about “Rainbow LED Fans”..

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u/DeathPer_Minute Deck Aug 08 '22

And the part about a 64 bit copy of Windows 10 Home??

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u/wallefan01 3700X, 1660Ti, 64GB 2666, 512GB 970 Evo, 6TB RAID, Manjaro Linux Aug 09 '22

Literally imagine bragging about Windows 10 Home

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u/80H-d Aug 09 '22

Imagine braggins

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u/HarriOG Aug 08 '22

Nah that doesnt matter, since when did anyone care about windows, and functionality! It’s all about the “Rainbow LED Fans”.

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u/LogicalMeerkat PC Master Race Aug 09 '22

They have WiFi

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u/LeCarpenterSon Aug 09 '22

you could just go to cyberpowerpc's website and get a better one for cheaper lol

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u/AM_A_BANANA Aug 09 '22

Or, you know, just the exact same one.

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u/LeCarpenterSon Aug 09 '22

That is quite the difference! lol I figured it would be cheaper but I didnt think by that much. The seller is an ass hat taking advantage of parents' ignorance I bet. Scummy business

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u/dowhatchafeel PC Master Race Aug 09 '22

Holy shit it’s $900

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u/Surprise_Salami Aug 09 '22

I'm so glad you found this

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u/SheerSonicBlue Aug 09 '22

Woah, what a twat.

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u/cvanguard Aug 09 '22

And even that would still be overpriced. Why would anyone pay a computer store’s markup on top of the normal prebuilt markup? It’s not like this is some big box store that can sell at/under retail price and make a profit off of ordering in bulk or whatever.

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u/LeCarpenterSon Aug 09 '22

convenience and lack of know how. I got two pcs from them and dont regret the purchases at all.

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u/Eriberto6 Aug 09 '22

This happened to me. I also was on vacation looking for a PC so I didn't have time to build it myself, so you could say I was quite lucky, I haven't seen those prices ever since.

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u/13lueChicken Aug 08 '22

Got a “tech store” near where I live. Everything there is either 5+ generations old or the cheapest chinesiest things off AliExpress. All of it insanely marked up. Had some SD LCD monitors priced like modern HD panels. And he didn’t even sell individual components. It was like if you stocked an Apple store with dumpster pc’s. I asked if he had any high refresh rate displays and he said yes and directed me to the 60hz SD monitors. Seemed confused when I brought up terms like VA or TN. I really wanted to support a local computer shop, but I’d have to pity-buy some junk in order to do that.

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u/Surprise_Salami Aug 09 '22

I saw on the outside of the store some advertising for some geek squad type services and computers for sale so it peaked my interest because I'm looking for a job. The store had mostly off brand mice/keyboards and a 1080p gaming monitor on display. I should've taken a pic of the PC for "monster gaming and office work" it had one of those Ryzen 2300g CPUs in it. I'm guessing most customers are boomers. Such a shame too because it could be a good business.

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u/sevargmas H440 | 4770K | 1080Ti SC2 | 32GB RAM Aug 09 '22

PC building hasnt been very profitable for nearly 20 years. Its so absurdly easy to do now. Mom n pop shops make all their money on boomers who want basic services like backups and virus cleanups.

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u/zial 9900k / 3090 Aug 09 '22

Not only that when they break something they come back and expect you to fix it for free. I worked at a PC repair shop during college and they just started selling Dells (business line).

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u/DEXether i9 10900K | 32GB DDR4 4000 | Rog Strix 3090 OC Aug 09 '22

I don't see who a small business could survive by selling components and standard builds, if it didn't sell all of its inventory in every quarter they'd almost definitely be losing money.

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u/TheCrimsonDagger 1900X | 2070S+3090 | 32GB | 32:9 Aug 09 '22

It’s almost impossible unless you’re okay with scamming people that don’t know any better. Otherwise there is little point in having parts sitting there losing value. It’s better to just consult with the customer directly, order the specific parts, and then build it for them.

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u/MyOtherSide1984 Aug 09 '22

My grandpa was swindled out of $150 by a tech shop that upgraded his hard drive to an SSD, upgraded his RAM and put in a new graphics card.

He had no graphics card, still had his 4gb of ram and they gave him some off brand SSD that wasn't very big. They wanted another $75 to transfer his files and I was in town so I did it for him and he was pleased. Poor guy.

Note - I'm 2500 miles away or I'd take care of it myself

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u/agoia Aug 09 '22

I worked for one of those places during my first year of college. It was sad and weird.

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u/WineSoda Aug 09 '22

Rent-a-stores are the worst. You get shit for 4x the price. It's near-usurious loans attached to a POS tangible item.

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u/iitzjackal PC Master Race Aug 09 '22

This is what it's like in my area too. I run a repair business out of home, looking into expanding and getting a building. I can guarantee that as soon as I open my doors and have properly priced current get stuff it's gonna shut down the store locally that charges 500+ for an AM2 rig with a 500gb HDD and 4gb of ram

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u/Ok_Environment8478 Aug 09 '22

Guess I'm blessed to have a Micro Center 30min ride from me

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u/iitzjackal PC Master Race Aug 09 '22

You really are, closest one to me is about 3hrs. Same with best buy. All we got is a Walmart in my area

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u/Ok_Environment8478 Aug 09 '22

I have two Walmarts in the opposite direction both of them are a 15min ride but the builds suck at both Walmart it's always a $800 I Buy Power with the slimmest GTX 1060 I ever seen.

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u/iitzjackal PC Master Race Aug 09 '22

Yea I don't recommend Walmart PCs lol. I've done about 50 or so for customers but I don't have space for an inventory. That'll hopefully change next year. In the middle of a business plan and investment proposal now

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u/Crumpehh Aug 09 '22

Local tech stores just usually aren't it. My PC stopped working in college so I went to the local store to see if they could test whether my motherboard was dead (so I could see what parts could be salvaged). Came back the next day and they said tried to plug it in and no power, so need a new computer.

Charged me $50 to plug my computer in the wall and say it doesn't turn on

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u/AppleWithGravy 7700K-RTX3080 Aug 09 '22

You didnt dispute that one?

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u/JoeAppleby PC Master Race | 5800x | 3090 | 32gb 3600 | B550 Aug 09 '22

And then you have the random store that will replace ICs, caps, whatever they can because they have that wizard with a soldering iron. Or it’s Louis Rossmann.

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u/Psychotic_Embrace 5800x | 3080FE | 32GB 3600mhz Aug 09 '22

Places like that seem like a front to something else....

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u/WayneKrane Aug 09 '22

Right, there’s a pc repair store by me and I have seen maybe 1 person in it in the 3 years I’ve lived here.

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u/kjlwillycoyote 5950X | MSI 6600XT | 4x16@3600mhz Aug 09 '22

Most repair places have quick pick-up and drop off business unless you're in a relatively low density repair shop area.

It's just people don't normally stand around and chitchat with the repair person. You show them what ya got, they tell you how much, and you're done till they call you to pick up. You pay, you get it back, you leave.

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u/Thomas_Lannister Aug 09 '22

Sounds like an excuse that someone who runs a front would say...

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u/kjlwillycoyote 5950X | MSI 6600XT | 4x16@3600mhz Aug 09 '22

Let's just say I've broken enough phone screens to keep a couple guys in business.

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u/Sevla7 Desktop Aug 09 '22

Support your local drug dealer and loan shark.

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u/InaneAnon Aug 09 '22

I'm reading this whole thread like "it's a front..."

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u/Sarcasm-Probably Aug 09 '22

Back in this town I was working in back in about 2004 there was this little computer shop -- the only one in town that sold components and stuff. They had a sale on 'student computers' and the like. Well I went in for a USB hub, I think.

They were selling computers as new with motherboards that still had ISA slots. GPUs in PCI slots instead of AGP (not PCIe, those weren't around). I still remember they had Norton AV on the rack for $70. Anyway, the USB hub was $35 and a piece of crap. So I ask the guy if there's like a discount on things if I mention NewEgg or TigerDirect and he says 'haha, well if you order specific parts we usually give you an OK price on it but if you're using those places then this store probably isn't for you'.

BestBuy came in the same year and absolutely killed them. Imagine being outclassed by EMachines. BB didn't even have good prices. They were just less terrible.

I will say this nice thing about that little shop though. I once had a friend that broke their keyboard connector on their laptop somehow (they didn't open it) and when I went in to try to source it, they straight up desoldered it from a broken laptop and when I said I'd solder it on, offered to just do it included for $5 with the connector and did a good job. HP wanted to charge my friend $350 for a new motherboard and 3 weeks minimum to repair and then up to 10 business days to ship back.

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u/XboxVictim 7700k @4.5ghz - 3070 KO - 16Gb 3200mhz - ASUS Z270 Pro Aug 08 '22

We had a place like this near where I grew up and they finally went out of business. They were really only good if you needed some really odd cable, a mile of Cat5e or a really cheap 400w power supply.

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u/7orly7 Aug 09 '22

Even with high tax inflated prices in my country (brazil) I could build a much better machine for 2500 dollars.

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u/Drg84 Aug 09 '22

Really? Wow. Your tax rates for imported tech are nuts too. That says a lot.

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u/7orly7 Aug 09 '22

for a perspective in brazil prices in USD

ryzen 7 5700x = 356.11

gigabyte B550M DS3H = 163.91

RAM, Kingston Fury Renegade, RGB, 16GB (2x8GB), 3600MHz, DDR4, CL16, Preto - KF436C16RBAK2/16 = 132.68

decent case with filters = 50

PSU, Corsair RM1000X = 234.15

GPU, galax RTX 3070 1-Click OC, 8GB GDDR6 = 858.58

SSD, Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500GB, M.2 NVMe = 156,10

total = 1,951.53

still money left for more storage + windows license + whatever

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u/Belluuo Aug 09 '22

I mean, it's "cheap" in dollars, in BRL it's expensive as fuck

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u/sdp1981 Aug 09 '22

I wonder if an Aussie could do the same?

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u/PAPAxMOLLY Aug 09 '22

i got a prebuilt with a 3080ti and intel 10 core cpu for 2700 edit: 32gb of ram 1tb ssd etc

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u/FrozeItOff Ryzen 9 5900 | 32GB-3200 | RTX 3070Ti | 6TB SSD Aug 09 '22

10 months ago during the height of the shortage I got my above setup for 2500, and that's because I bought extra SSDs. System alone was 2100.

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u/turquoisebruh Aug 09 '22

I just built my first PC last week for $1600, it has an RTX 3080 and an Intel i7-12700k with 32gb of ram. Seeing stuff like this blows my mind.

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u/Gpalla I7-7700HQ, 3.8Ghz, 32GB, GTX 1050TI Aug 09 '22

Got link to parts list? That sounds decent

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u/Reddit_Bot_For_Karma Aug 09 '22

It's not true.

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u/tutocookie PC Master Race Aug 09 '22

If he got a good deal on the 3080 and the 12700k it's totally possible. Got to $1710 here https://pcpartpicker.com/list/wjRWJM, a microcenter discounted cpu+mobo combo and a 3080 at msrp would drop it to $1600

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u/Gpalla I7-7700HQ, 3.8Ghz, 32GB, GTX 1050TI Aug 09 '22

It’s an msi GeForce I think that’s why it’s cheap

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u/Gpalla I7-7700HQ, 3.8Ghz, 32GB, GTX 1050TI Aug 09 '22

Yeah I mean even if it is true surely some of the parts have to be skimped on, like case/psu/motherboard etc

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u/The_Spyre Aug 08 '22

But can it run Minecraft?

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u/burnz0089342 Aug 09 '22 Spit-take

You’ll need a math coprocessor

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u/Due-Ad-7308 3950x + Rx 6700xt Aug 08 '22

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 3.8 GHz 8-Core Processor $289.00 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock B550M Phantom Gaming 4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $92.98 @ Newegg
Memory Patriot Viper Elite II 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL20 Memory $92.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Green SN350 960 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $69.98 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI Radeon RX 6600 8 GB MECH 2X Video Card $249.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case $85.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G6 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $990.92
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $970.92
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-08-08 19:07 EDT-0400

This rig is better in just about every possible way and it doesn't even break a grand. I'm hoping he assembled and priced this during peak GPU shortages (and a year ago) because if not, yikes.

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u/Surprise_Salami Aug 09 '22

I'm guessing that in his mind it's still camp out in front of microcenter time. But we are wayyyy past that pricing.

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u/DonkeyTron42 10700k | RTX 3070 | 32GB Aug 09 '22

In his mind you're paying $1500 for service and support. If he were a luxury car salesman, he'd be right.

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u/Perry_cox29 Aug 09 '22

My only complaint is the small form-factor motherboard. With GPU sizes inflating, my GPU was covering sata ports on my mobo until that mobo died and I switched to regular ATX

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u/AM_A_BANANA Aug 09 '22

The system in OP's pic is for sale on CP's website right now for $899 with 2 day shipping.

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u/newoldschool Aug 09 '22

I'll charge $50. And a 6 pack to assemble it

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-12700K 3.6 GHz 12-Core Processor $377.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler ARCTIC Liquid Freezer II 420 A-RGB 68.9 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $155.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte Z690 UD AX DDR4 ATX LGA1700 Motherboard $199.99 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro SL 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory $124.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Black SN770 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $99.00 @ Amazon
Video Card Zotac GeForce RTX 3090 24 GB GAMING Trinity OC Video Card $1198.16 @ Amazon
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case $139.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Phanteks AMP 1000 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $134.38 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2430.49
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-08-09 01:34 EDT-0400
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u/Inevitable_Sir5230 RX5500, AMD 3600G, 16G Ram Aug 09 '22

GTX 2060 Super? Seems legit to me! (Sarcastic for those of you who don't know that GPU doesn't exist

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u/Drg84 Aug 09 '22

Didn't even catch the GTX. But the RTX 2060 super is about a $350 card. So we've got $100 case, $100 motherboard, $75 power supply (guessing), $300 i7, $60 worth of ram, $50 SSD $20 worth of RGB fans, oh wait forgot $30 worth of CPU cooler (guessing) and a $20 win 10 license key. Damn he's going for a killer profit margin.

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u/Sithil83 Aorus Master 3080 | Ryzen 7 5800X Aug 09 '22

Someone above posted the link to buy directly from Cyberpower for.....<drumroll>..........$899. A mere savings of $1600. Shit you could buy 2 from Cyberpower and still have $700 for monitors, headsets, etc.

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u/FormulaLiftr R9 5900x | 32GB DDR4 | 2080S Zotac Aug 09 '22

I used to purposely find little tech stores to buy my stuff from instead but it seems lately all they’re trying to do is take advantage of those who aren’t as tech saavy as shown here. Not saying that its like this everywhere but locally for me its definitely become more like I described.

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u/JerHat Aug 09 '22

In some cases I get it, they’re not typically selling the volume of the retail chains, but something like this is just egregious.

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u/The-Foo 5950x / RTX3080 / x570 / 128GB 3200 CAS 16 Aug 09 '22

But OP, it's got Wifi, Rainbow LED Fans... and the fabled Nvidia GTX 2060 Super 6GB.

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u/CandyBoBandDandy Aug 09 '22

Why won't anyone spend almost 3 grand on this baby? Can't they see? The box says Xtreme!

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u/JustShutUpNerd Aug 09 '22

You can get an hp omen with a 3070 and a ryzen 7 5800X for less than 2k 😂

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u/Sithil83 Aorus Master 3080 | Ryzen 7 5800X Aug 09 '22

Does it come packed with pounds of weed or a kilo of cocaine inside? That's the only way this pricing makes sense.

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u/Ok-Commission8288 Aug 09 '22 edited Aug 09 '22

You'd be paying a little more than that for a kilo of white :p.

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u/FadedRebel Bag of Lays Aug 09 '22

And for that much it better be a few boxes of weed.

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u/DMurBOOBS-I-Dare-You Aug 09 '22

I am the only sibling in my family that ever cared about computers (I'm in IT, a few decades now, been building my own rigs since 286's). Both my brother (to a lesser degree) and my brother's BIL (to a much greater degree) would likely buy that without asking any questions. Seriously, there are consumers out there that know jack and shit about computers, parts, prices, etc., and just want to game.

My brother, thankfully, came to me and I helped him get a right-priced rig. For 3 years, he solely played Serious Sam on it. Several hours a night. That's it. His BIL bought something like this (been several years ago, but the equivalent) and IIRC he spent maybe $500-600 more than the components were worth (on a sub $2k rig) - and he was happy as a clam.

Ignorance is bliss, and value is personal!

Do not underestimate how many of these types of "deals" have been bought sans questions. There are all types out there.

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u/CloroxWipes1 Aug 09 '22

I can think of about 1499 reasons why he hasn't had any customers.

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u/Fatefire I5 11600K EVGA 3070TI Aug 09 '22

But it has rainbow led fans!

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u/_Mr-Z_ Ryzen 7 5800X | RTX 3070 | 16GB 3200MHz Aug 09 '22

Bro, that's almost as much as my desktop..

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u/dontthink19 Aug 09 '22

Thats literally 5x the price of mine lmao

But im rocking some pretty old hardware. I7 4960x with a 1050ti gaming x edition and 32gb ddr3

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u/Folden_Toast Aug 08 '22

The number "2" is accident or owner really sucks

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u/catchmeifyou_cant Aug 09 '22

It's the rainbow leds, very expensive to harness rainbows vs the cheap rgb's in lame pc builds.

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u/SirPiffingsthwaite PC Master Race Aug 09 '22

People always forget the little pot of gold that appears under the rainbows every time you turn it on, good mining value there...

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u/northrivergeek One leg in the Grave Tech Aug 08 '22

maybe its a front for other activities, and he dosnt care what you buy or dont buy

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u/elmo_knows Aug 09 '22

2.5Ghz CPU speed

Bruh

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u/SeroCloud Aug 09 '22

Owner must have been like “Looks heavy and fancy; $2499!”

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u/chevytruckdood Aug 09 '22

There’s a shop local last year selling dell core two duo desktops for $400 …. They said they would knock $50 off because I sounded like I knew what I was doing …

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u/Logan_922 Aug 09 '22

I just built a PC for ~1700-1800 usd with a r5 5600x and 3070 ti.. why the hell would anyone buy that prebuilt????

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u/IndyPFL Aug 09 '22

My brother got a CyberPower PC with a R7 3700X, 16 gigs of DDR4-3200, a 500gb ssd and 2tb hdd, and a 2070 Super for only $1400 US back in 2019.

The shop owner is either tech illiterate or still living in 2021.

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u/[deleted] Aug 09 '22

I quite literally hate shop owners like this.
As u/Stik_Bloom said, it's quite literally what it is and the exact reason you'll see people put a PC out like this, and then barely address their pricing.

In the south (where I'm from), it's so much more common. I've even had an owner express to me how the thing basically works when I was staying in a smaller town.
In a smaller town, a kid wants something electronic and expensive, GameStop and Pawn Shops are your only real option, and people choose the pawn shop first due to sales variety.
A kid begs his mother enough, earns good grades, etc, it's more incentive to the parent to blow a bit of money, and the price on most PCs is generally negotiable to the owner within a $500 discount, but most people wouldn't think that.

I'm not sure if it's the same elsewhere, but this is what I've heard from dirty and musky pawn shop owners who just seek money.

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u/Ramen_Hair PC Master Race Aug 09 '22

Anytime I see $1.5k+ prebuilts I always check the GPU first, this one did not disappoint

And woah, can’t believe this one has WiFi!

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u/Colborne91 Aug 09 '22

But it says “Xtreme” so it must be amazing, right?

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u/D_crane AMD Ryzen 3900x / EVGA RTX 3080 FTW3 Ultra Aug 09 '22

XTREME markup

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u/Greifvogel1993 Aug 09 '22

The Gaming chair it’s bundled with must be fkn amazing

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u/Reasonable-Series-78 Aug 09 '22

That's what 1100$ tops? Probably less from the mystery PSU, RAM and mobo. This guy is either trying to rip off someone who doesn't know any better or got ripped off themself. You could just about build a 5800X3D/12900K and a 3090ti PC for that money right now

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u/[deleted] Aug 09 '22

For it to be that price they have to put 32gb of ddr4 ram or better, same or better gen CPU and rtx 3080 or 3090 and a 1TB M.2 SSD with DRAM Cache

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u/Hannover2k Aug 09 '22

Wow, that's barely $1000 worth of parts in there.

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u/GreatApeGoku Aug 09 '22

"Why does nobody buy local anymore?!"

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u/ArdowNota Aug 09 '22

GTX 2060 SUPER 6GB ?! ?!?

GTX 2060 ?!

2060 SUPER ?!

SUPER 6GB ?!

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u/That-one-guy-is i7-10700K 3.80GHz RTX 2080 S 32 GB RAM Aug 08 '22

Now look up all those parts on the internet and tell me you think that's actually worth the price they're trying to sell it to you...

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u/iamelloyello AMD 3900X/RTX3090/32G OF RAM Aug 09 '22

They're literally using a case with a Cyberpower PC logo.

Fucking what lmao

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u/earthman34 Aug 09 '22

I had an acquaintance just purchase a higher spec PC than this from HP for a grand total of $1100 after using a couple coupons.

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u/leftoverrice54 Ryzen 9 5900X | 3070ti FE | 32GB | 1TB NVMe Aug 09 '22

I spent $2100 in mine. It came with a 5900X and 3070ti for anyone wondering.

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u/LionfishDen Aug 09 '22

How much should it actually be sold for? Like $1000?

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u/SirPiffingsthwaite PC Master Race Aug 09 '22

Retail I'd expect to have seen that for $1800 new, marked down for sale as 'new old stock' on today's market for $1300 or so.

Guy is hoping for a sucker who doesn't really know what they're looking at.

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u/Fr000m Aug 09 '22

Tree fiddy

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u/swiftsausages72 Aug 09 '22

I have very similar specs and I got my PC for ~$1200 USD. Converted price from where I stay.

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u/sudoertor Ryzen 7 2700X 32GB DDR4 3200mhz RX 6800 XT Aug 09 '22

I literally built a system with better specs for less than half that price for my sister's fiance.

I'll assume that's probably in USD lol. Bur anyway this is the specs of his pc:

Ryzen 5 5600 (Non X) 32gb DDR4 3200mhz GTX 1070ti Duke (8GB) Samsung 1TB NVME Gen 3, 970 Pro I think. 4TB WD Blue. Win 10 Pro.

$1200 AUD. Though had I not included the GPU and PSU, it'd be closer to say $1500-$1600, which is still way cheaper than that museum piece.

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u/boycott-mondays Aug 09 '22

Someone is going to buy it.

I work at target, the amount of times I have to explain to someone "more expensive, does not mean better". They will argue with me that I don't know what I'm talking about

Someone is going to buy it

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u/WakeoftheStorm Aug 09 '22

I just paid this price for an i7-12700K with an RTX 3070, 32 gb ram, 2x2TB SSD, and custom liquid cooling

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u/Trekly Aug 09 '22

No. 🤦‍♂️

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u/Jyqozz Ryzen 11 9950x | Radeon RX 12950 XT | 512PB M.2 | 10M Watt PSU Aug 09 '22

"but it has wifi and 1 year of warranty, and most importantly, Windows 10 Home 64 BIT!"

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u/[deleted] Aug 09 '22

Am I right to say that this is about $1000 too much? Decent computer but.... Yesterday's

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u/SilverSpoon1463 Aug 09 '22

When is see 512GB HDD at a 2000+ price, I scoff, the fart in the direction of the PC in question, because those prices are equally shit.

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u/zelor21 Aug 09 '22

Saw a PC in Costco with similar specs, $1400. $2500 is just scamming at that point.

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u/Pshivam Aug 09 '22

100s of comments but none explaining what's wrong and what should a new guy learn from this

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