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I would recommend XoticPC, not sure of their prices, but i found them to be reasonable when buying my laptop from them. I think they were the cheapest when it came to boutique vendors, especially with some of the markups that some of the others had on the same compoenents, at least for laptops.

Also if your friend is that concerned about warranty its probably better you don't build for him, that way, you dont have to fix it. Ive built 5-6 pcs for others and always end up troubleshooting them afterwards... for free, it takes time, which i don't have a lot of, and leaves me less time to do things I need or want to do.

I'm stuck helping one friend troubleshoot his gpu, another maintaining his Liquid cooling loop, and the pc I built for my aunt had some random issue with a stupid bios setting.

Generally I am a proponent of building them for yourself, but I don't think doing so for others is always the best idea, especially if they are not tech savvy. Also you laugh at Maxing out WoW... if you have a 25 man raid all casting spells... framerate can drop considerably... it needs some horsepower, and they updated the engine and graphics with the expansions.
     
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Might wanna check here as well: http://www.falcon-nw.com/

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So he wants to pay double the retail cost for a computer, to have the same warranty as any custom built pc? rolleyes.gif

For $1500 he could build one kick-a computer that'll stomp almost any prebuilt for the same price. And still get 3-5 year warranties on most parts, and the standard 1 year warranty on others.

Could throw in a 4GB GTX670 for $460, which will leave the remaining $1040 for CPU/Mobo/Ram/PSU/Case.

If it were me I'd build something along the lines of;

GTX670 4GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130785 * 2 ( $460/each )
Corsair AX850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139015 ( $190 )
i7 3570k http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504 ( $215 w/$15 code )
Samsung 8GB Ram http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147096 ( $50 )
NZXT Source 220 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146083 ( $47 w/20% off code )
ASRock Pro 4-M Z77 Mobo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157306 ( $110 )

= $1533 ( and the majority of things with free shipping ), doubt any prebuilt will top it for the same price.


Or you could drop 1 Video card in favor of a better motherboard/cpu, or go AMD. And get an SSD.
Edited by Shrak - 8/2/12 at 2:39pm
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If your not smart enough to put a PC together you probably shouldn't be using one either. ...But some how I doubt that is the case with your friend. Don't build the computer for him without showing him how. And if he is totally insistent on getting a pre-assembled system take it apart on him and help him put it back together. biggrin.gif



I recently went to a LAN party where one of the kids was explaining how he bought his PC from Alienware so that it would be professionally assembled... I really don't want to get started on these people.

I almost worked for Alienware... inside that building it was too... third world country"developing country"... for me.

Pay was also far too low to warrant a move from west to east coast.
Edited by Xinoxide - 8/2/12 at 2:25pm
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Look at the review configuration of the origin pc chronos. It is $1500 comes with a gtx 670, overclocked 3570k, high quality asus motherboard, corsair psu, Samsung 830 ssd. If I needed a computer right now I wouldn't even build one I would just purchase it. Hell of a deal for a premade pc IMHO. There is also a review for it at anandtech, I would link it but I'm on my phone.
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Asus boards are not high quality, lol, even cyber powers pcs use gigabyte.
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NCIX will, they will price match Newegg on parts even and I am 99% positive that they build systems for a flat fee too. Watercooling and all.
What you should do is invite your friend over, show him a few builds online using your computer, then show him how much cheaper it could be if he bought from newegg. When he says he doesn't want to build it, turn off your PC and start tearing it down while talking casually to him about how easy it is. Then have him help build it back up real quick and boom, he just helped build his first PC. Had a buddy help install a new HSF on my brothers computer a few months back and he was hooked as soon as I took a side panel off.

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NCIX only assembles PCs in Canada which is sad since they would make the best "pre-builts".
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NCIX only assembles PCs in Canada which is sad since they would make the best "pre-builts".

Well NCIX did start in Canada though teaching.gif
    
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