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Originally Posted by MooCwzRck;13257326 
Eh, some people don't want to go through the process of building a computer. Its like asking someone why they buy "pre-built cars" Why wouldn't you buy the lower end versions of the cars and add all the mods yourself? Why do you buy a "pre-built" house? Do you know how much of a premium you pay just to have a house "pre-built"? You could save yourself tens of thousands of dollars, and sometimes hundreds of thousands of dollars by buying land and building it yourself just from parts you buy at Home Depot. Some people just want the work pre-done from a brand they are familiar with, its a peace of mind thing, and a "I dont know how to do it and I dont want to spend days learning about it when I dont know what half the parts even do" type thing.

I dont know about you, but learning and being extremely familiar with all the hardware on the market and how its relevant didn't take a day.

Building a car and a house are TOTALLY different than building a computer. When you build a computer you have youtube biggrin.gif:p
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That machine is worth about $600 or so.
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LOL LOL LOL

I deal with these people all of the time, I show them my PC and they just stop dead and say I am some kind of super geek to be able to do something like that.

I have also made a lot of money from this ignorance too.

I tell my clients to pick out a PC from Best Buy or said "computer store" and tell them I can build them a better PC for the same price as that one with my fee included.

That computer is junk and Best Buy is top notch for being home of the ""noob squad" of over priced junk"...I wouldn't walk into Best Buy without being blind folded and force against my will
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people still buy them because some people really dont know anything about computers. used to have people buying custom built watercooled pcs (see the glowy one in my gallery) and not have a clue about pcs. the guy who bought that tootaled up the RAM in the system including viddeo ram and was like WOW WITH THAT AMOUNT OF RAM IT WILL PLAY ANYTHING FOR AGES! hes not wrong due to the spec. but didnt have a clue. we had some shiny revoltec fans on a radiator and he was like ""woah i can see the water going through" when really, no
     
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One word to describe your friends dad "IGNORANT" in every sense of the word. I laughed throughout the whole thing while reading, but people at bestbuy is just as ignorant
    
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Because some people don't know how to build their own or don't want to. It's easy to know how and look down on people for doing so, but I ask you: Do you fix your own car, or do you take it to a shop? When you take photos, do you leave your camera on automatic or do you use manual settings?

You simply can't expect everyone to know everything.
^this. And I've seen so many threads like these on OCN, there's getting pretty annoying.
    
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Because some people don't know how to build their own or don't want to. It's easy to know how and look down on people for doing so, but I ask you: Do you fix your own car, or do you take it to a shop? When you take photos, do you leave your camera on automatic or do you use manual settings?

You simply can't expect everyone to know everything.
I build my PC's..
I fix cars..
I shoot manual..

It's just called research. Although maybe it's because I'm too cheap to pay others to do things for me the drives me?
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not everyone want to go through the hassle. It's easy to build one of course , but when something brakes or something just dosent work... What are you going to do? So this perfectly explains why....
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Because some people don't know how to build their own or don't want to. It's easy to know how and look down on people for doing so, but I ask you: Do you fix your own car, or do you take it to a shop? When you take photos, do you leave your camera on automatic or do you use manual settings?

You simply can't expect everyone to know everything.
Well, I build my own computers and my camera is always on Manual.

I guess I just need to become a mechanic and I'll be awesome

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I build my PC's..
I fix cars..
I shoot manual..

It's just called research. Although maybe it's because I'm too cheap to pay others to do things for me the drives me?
Awesome like this guy.
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