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Microcenter's deals look less attractive once you add in tax. A 3770K is $330 at Newegg and $290 at Microcenter. Add in tax and you're at about $315. Better, yes, but no longer astounding.


If you have access to a MC, why the heck would you buy a 3770k when you can get a 3820 for 230, 247 with tax? The IvyB fanboi need not reply lol.
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I think Microcenter isn't as competitive on other PC components because they need to make their money somewhere. The CPU deals get you in the door, then they hope you purchase some of the other components while in the store.

But their CPU deals are pretty awesome, I got my i5-2500k for $150 from Microcenter.
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Actually, the MicroCenter in Rockville, Maryland is like that. The very back wall is nothing but motherboards, and the side wall adjacent to that is just row after row of computer cases. They have 1 of each out of the box and on the shelf so you can see it before you track down the box, throw it in your cart and take it home.

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I think Microcenter isn't as competitive on other PC components because they need to make their money somewhere. The CPU deals get you in the door, then they hope you purchase some of the other components while in the store.
But their CPU deals are pretty awesome, I got my i5-2500k for $150 from Microcenter.


We're only talking about it with regards to the cpu/mb deals cuz you know, they sell them at a loss to get ppl to the store.
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Wow they have one in MA. Had no idea there was still retail like this around. This will be my pilgrimage!
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We're only talking about it with regards to the cpu/mb deals cuz you know, they sell them at a loss to get ppl to the store.

To be sure, some of the other stuff is over priced as well. Books and Software. Other items are competitive with Newegg and other places. The Samsung CL11 memory I got was just as cheap as Newegg. Their hard drive prices aren't the best, nor are their video cards (and they didn't have a massive selection), but other things are pretty good, especially for a "walk in store". Like video cables and network cables. Compared to other "brick and mortar" stores like Best Buy, Radio Shack, etc ... they practically are giving away their cables.
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To be sure, some of the other stuff is over priced as well. Books and Software. Other items are competitive with Newegg and other places. The Samsung CL11 memory I got was just as cheap as Newegg. Their hard drive prices aren't the best, nor are their video cards (and they didn't have a massive selection), but other things are pretty good, especially for a "walk in store". Like video cables and network cables. Compared to other "brick and mortar" stores like Best Buy, Radio Shack, etc ... they practically are giving away their cables.


No doubt. It's nice having a MC or Fry's local. In a pinch there's a solution around the corner.
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post #58 of 69
alot of stuff microcenter sells is higher then newegg, but they price match so it really comes down to is the tax worth not waiting (or paying) for shipping.
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post #59 of 69
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To be sure, some of the other stuff is over priced as well. Books and Software. Other items are competitive with Newegg and other places. The Samsung CL11 memory I got was just as cheap as Newegg. Their hard drive prices aren't the best, nor are their video cards (and they didn't have a massive selection), but other things are pretty good, especially for a "walk in store". Like video cables and network cables. Compared to other "brick and mortar" stores like Best Buy, Radio Shack, etc ... they practically are giving away their cables.

Someone needs to pay a visit to the Ultimate Cable Store biggrin.gif
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No doubt. It's nice having a MC or Fry's local. In a pinch there's a solution around the corner.

I have 2 MicroCenters, and a Frys, all within a 40-min drive. wheee.gif
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Best performance per $ is a 3770k..

I have no clue how you came to that conclusion. How much real performance do you think you are gaining over a 3570k and 2500k for a 52% and 82% price increase? You can literally almost buy 2 2500ks for the price of one 3770k.

But yeah, Microcenter is great. I love having a Microcenter and 3 Fry's within 30 minutes away.
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