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My friend and I are putting together expensive, high end desktops (around 4k each including accessories, not including monitors). Are there any economies of scale available? Will anyone give us a discount? For example, we'll be buying 4x 3GB EVGA GTX 580s. Will any sites give some kind of discount? If not, what site generally gives the best prices (newegg, tigerdirect, etc).

Any info would be appreciated, thanks!
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Go to the nearest microcenter, there prices make me want to cry, I am from Canada
http://www.microcenter.com/
    
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alot of the time, people on here will sell there 580's to upgrade to 590's. U can get killer deals on the FOR Sale area here on OCN. Also, Combo's on new egg are good. And def keep you eyes open daily for OPEN box deals. But like the guy said above, if u can get to a Mircocenter, they got killer deals.
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alot of the time, people on here will sell there 580's to upgrade to 590's. U can get killer deals on the FOR Sale area here on OCN. Also, Combo's on new egg are good. And def keep you eyes open daily for OPEN box deals. But like the guy said above, if u can get to a Mircocenter, they got killer deals.
Why do people get 590s over 580s? I thought 580s were more price effective / more powerful..

http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html
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Microcenter... Does anyone have a recommendation for online purchasing of that magnitude? Newegg? Tigerdirect?
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No one is going to discount your purchase. The one thing about computer enthusiasts, is that we'll tend to pay full pop for stuff just because we gotta have it. We're already in a niche market, there's a premium associated with that.
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microcenter is great, if you are buying a lot of stuff they match online prices, plus their CPU prices are cheaper than online.
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+1 more for microcenter...even though there is only a compusa near me
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