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Just imagine how good radio shack would do if they emptied all their stores and restocked them with mother boards, cpu's, gpu's cases, water cooling blocks, pumps, radiators, you get the idea.
If they did it nationwide then they could a good price on the parts and then pass the savings onto the consumer.
change the name to DIY Computer Shack. Now I'm just talking crazy wackosmiley.gif

They could sell PC DIY stuff like you mention above but they would need to do more than that. Just sticking to one DIY type of product would not help them at all. Microcenter is basically what you suggested. They only have a few stores and they aren't doing that great as it was the same for CompUSA back in the 90's. Radio shack needs to push more into the different branches of DIY like in smart homes, PC's, arduino kits. and so on. That would be the equivalent of what Radio Shack was in the 70's in its heyday.
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Then they would charge over retail for rebranded computer hardware because it is Realistic and Optimus. tongue.gif

Really. Honestly they need to back away from all that crap they make themselves and sell. Optimus is their own brand and it honestly sucks along with some of the other things they have come out with recently like bluetooth speakers. None of their self branded stuff lasts and they do not have good warranties either. I know I usually purchase something from them once every few years.........
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The Optimus speakers used to be pretty good. I use a pair of modded Pro 77's on my desk. I bought them 1996.

    
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I have some Radio Shack Pro-35A headphones that have really good sound quality and awesome bass too. They're still going strong after 10+ years.

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Sometimes their equipment does last but on average the stuff they produce does not last long. I purchased a bluetooth speaker last year and within 7 months one of the capacitors blew. It would no longer charge because of it. I have had various other pieces of tech from Radio Shack to include a set of Optimus speakers years ago. The thing about the speakers is I had thought they sounded great but when I replaced them with a pair of speakers (Pioneer, I think) that cost about the same they literally blew away the Optimus ones.
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Just imagine how good radio shack would do if they emptied all their stores and restocked them with mother boards, cpu's, gpu's cases, water cooling blocks, pumps, radiators, you get the idea.
If they did it nationwide then they could a good price on the parts and then pass the savings onto the consumer.
change the name to DIY Computer Shack. Now I'm just talking crazy wackosmiley.gif

They wouldn't last long if they tried that. The market share isn't big enough for walk-in customers especially customers that actually know what they're doing. Before you know it every Tom, Dick, Harry, and their cousins would be trying their hand at something they have no business doing. They would be burning out parts left and right and returning them for refunds because they didn't work right. I can't even begin to imagine how many motherboards would be returned because of bent pins in the CPU sockets.
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They wouldn't last long if they tried that. The market share isn't big enough for walk-in customers especially customers that actually know what they're doing. Before you know it every Tom, Dick, Harry, and their cousins would be trying their hand at something they have no business doing. They would be burning out parts left and right and returning them for refunds because they didn't work right. I can't even begin to imagine how many motherboards would be returned because of bent pins in the CPU sockets.

Sad but True. smile.gif Besides I like when a new part I ordered comes to my house from my online order, it's like Christmas opening the box. biggrin.gif
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Sad but True. smile.gif Besides I like when a new part I ordered comes to my house from my online order, it's like Christmas opening the box. biggrin.gif

I hear you! I love getting stuff in the mail like that! I try to order something every week though with the holidays approaching I have to tone it down a little....lol.
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don't know where you live but I always get my hardware at Lowes or Home Depot cheap.

ACE hardware stores are sweet if they near by. Especially if looking for metrics and DIY in general.

They actually beat out the Lowes and Home Depot back home in AL. Small store but way better hardware selection.
Think it because of all the farm lands back home and the DIY personalities there. I ain't kidding I have seen some people pull off some crazy fixes on stuff back home. Just sucks there no computer stores worth a dang though.
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ACE hardware stores are sweet if they near by. Especially if looking for metrics and DIY in general.

They actually beat out the Lowes and Home Depot back home in AL. Small store but way better hardware selection.
Think it because of all the farm lands back home and the DIY personalities there. I ain't kidding I have seen some people pull off some crazy fixes on stuff back home. Just sucks there no computer stores worth a dang though.

I always forget about ace hardware as they are 15 miles from me, I have a really good place 2 miles from my house but they are only open Monday - Friday, they are called Tacoma Screw, theres one by me and then their main building in Tacoma. all they sell is commercial grade screws, nuts, bolts, washers etc. I use them mostly for hardware on my race car.

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Anyone ever heard of an EVGA 980 SC with an EVGA Titan X cooler installed? I'm wondering if it is supposed to fit. Thnx for the info.
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