Originally Posted by Andstraus
I'm not trying to bash your pc. You are right it does have a 680 that was instock, but tell me what was the price? Because I'm sure it was more than building it yourself. I mean why would you put a 680 and 2700k in a NZXT 210? I put my girlfriends computer in a 210 and my spare in a 220. To everyman his own. It is a nice case in a sense of how much it costs, but I don't see why it couldn't of been a NZXT Phantom 410 or the bigger version.. If you are happy then
all that matters.
the system itself was about 1560 dollars with windows.
the GTX 680 is about 500 $ (anywhere)
the core i7 2700k is about 330 $ (newegg)
16 GB ram goes for alittle over 100 $ these days (new egg many brands)
Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM (also 100 $ on newegg)
asus p8z68 motherboard is around 115 $ (microcenter has at that price)
nzxt 210 source is on newegg for 50 $
the corsair H50 (witch is the closest relative to my cooler witch cant be bought in anything that's not an oem system) is like 60 $ but you could find it for around 45 if u look.
both the mouse and keyboard where a doller where as buying them on there own with me like 20 $ for a mouse and keyboard combo.
psu was 800 watt conix witch ive never even heard of so i replaced with xfx 650 watt the 800 watt psu really only put out 520 watts or so so for comparisons sake,
but for comparisons sake lets say you can buy a garage 800 watt psu for 40 bucks or so LOL
and windows home premium oem is 100 $ at newegg
i also got a card reader a cd/dvd player/burner and an lg multi dvd burner (separate from the cddvd) so we will say like 50 bucks for that on the low end
so about a $100 premium to have it built and shipped and what not.
thats not bad at all when you think about it.
P.s i chose the nzxt 210 because of my sense of aesthetics it looks good without being high profile it's also dirt cheap not only that but a case is a case imoEdited by michaelcat41 - 4/27/12 at 2:14pm