Overclock.net › Forums › AMD › AMD - General › Why do people still purchase pre-built PC's?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Why do people still purchase pre-built PC's? - Page 16

post #151 of 207
I honestly think my $500 client build comes close to that PC.
post #152 of 207
Quote:
Originally Posted by xPrestonn View Post
Where do you work? Imaginationland?
Remember now, NewEgg doesn't always have the lowest price.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 920 D0 stepping @ 4.+GHz ASUS Rampage III Extreme + EK-FB-R3E water block MSI GTX 480s in 3-Way SLI Mushkin Enhanced Ridgeback DDR3 1600 6GB (3 x 2GB) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial RealSSD C300 256GB ASUS CD/DVD burner Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (Triple) ASUS VW266H 19x12 each @ 5760 x 1200 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Comfort Wave 450 Black (Dual) Corsair HX1000s Mountain Mods Ascension (modded) Logitech MX518 
Mouse Pad
(Dual) XTracPads Ripper XXL 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 920 D0 stepping @ 4.+GHz ASUS Rampage III Extreme + EK-FB-R3E water block MSI GTX 480s in 3-Way SLI Mushkin Enhanced Ridgeback DDR3 1600 6GB (3 x 2GB) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial RealSSD C300 256GB ASUS CD/DVD burner Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (Triple) ASUS VW266H 19x12 each @ 5760 x 1200 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Comfort Wave 450 Black (Dual) Corsair HX1000s Mountain Mods Ascension (modded) Logitech MX518 
Mouse Pad
(Dual) XTracPads Ripper XXL 
  hide details  
Reply
post #153 of 207
Quote:
Originally Posted by c0nnection View Post
lol@ the lame building a car and building a PC comparison.
The building part is wrong, but the fixing small issues comparison is spot on. Many of us just take it to a mechanic or the dealer simply because we're not interested enough in learning how to do small jobs ourselves.

A car enthusiast can easily say, "Why not buy the part and save hundreds on labor?" It's not because we're ignorant. It's because we're not interested enough in learning how and would rather spend the money.
Taijin Kyofusho
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-6700K ASUS Sabertooth Z170 S EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW Crucial Ballistix Elite 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 950 PRO 256GB Samsung 850 EVO 1TB MyDigitalSSD 960GB NZXT Kraken X61 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro LG 34UC88-B Corsair Strafe RGB Cherry MX Red Corsair RM750x 
CaseMouseAudio
NZXT S340 Corsair Sabre RGB HiVi Swans M10 
  hide details  
Reply
Taijin Kyofusho
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-6700K ASUS Sabertooth Z170 S EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW Crucial Ballistix Elite 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 950 PRO 256GB Samsung 850 EVO 1TB MyDigitalSSD 960GB NZXT Kraken X61 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro LG 34UC88-B Corsair Strafe RGB Cherry MX Red Corsair RM750x 
CaseMouseAudio
NZXT S340 Corsair Sabre RGB HiVi Swans M10 
  hide details  
Reply
post #154 of 207
Quote:
Originally Posted by UrbanSmooth View Post
Remember now, NewEgg doesn't always have the lowest price.
This. Plus most prebuilt computer manufactures do a firesale on older models.

Quote:
Originally Posted by faraz1729 View Post
The building part is wrong, but the fixing small issues comparison is spot on. Many of us just take it to a mechanic or the dealer simply because we're not interested enough in learning how to do small jobs ourselves.

A car enthusiast can easily say, "Why not buy the part and save hundreds on labor?" It's not because we're ignorant that we don't. It's because we're not interested enough in learning how and would rather spend the money.
Good point. How many of us change our own oil?
ColdCut
(14 items)
 
YetiKube
(19 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
5960x Asus Rampage V Extreme  XFX 295x2 Core Hydro Edition CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 16GB DDR4 2800 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung 850 Pro  Samsung 850 EVO Western Digital Black 3TB  LG Bluray Burner 16x 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
H110i GT Windows 8.1 Pro Asus 4k Corsair AX1500i  
CaseAudio
Corsair 900D Stock 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
(1) 2500K ASRock Extreme3 Gen3 GTX 780 Classified Mushkin 996995 DDR3 1600 (2 Sticks) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung 840 Pro (1) 150GB Western Digital Raptor (1) 1TB Western Digital Black Caviar (1) Samsung SATA DVD Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Antec Kuhler H2O 620 Windows 8.1 LG 21:9 Ultrawide 34" 3440x1440 Filco 114 key (Blue Cherry) / HHKB Pro 2 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX850W - 850W Mountain Mods - U2 UFO Orginal - Gloss Black Logitech G400 / Razer Deathadder BE Razer Goliathus Extended / Artisan Hien VE (Sof... 
AudioOtherOther
Creative Sounds Blaster X-FI Titanium HD Asus USB N-53 Wireless USB adapter  12 Case Fans 
  hide details  
Reply
ColdCut
(14 items)
 
YetiKube
(19 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
5960x Asus Rampage V Extreme  XFX 295x2 Core Hydro Edition CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 16GB DDR4 2800 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung 850 Pro  Samsung 850 EVO Western Digital Black 3TB  LG Bluray Burner 16x 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
H110i GT Windows 8.1 Pro Asus 4k Corsair AX1500i  
CaseAudio
Corsair 900D Stock 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
(1) 2500K ASRock Extreme3 Gen3 GTX 780 Classified Mushkin 996995 DDR3 1600 (2 Sticks) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung 840 Pro (1) 150GB Western Digital Raptor (1) 1TB Western Digital Black Caviar (1) Samsung SATA DVD Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Antec Kuhler H2O 620 Windows 8.1 LG 21:9 Ultrawide 34" 3440x1440 Filco 114 key (Blue Cherry) / HHKB Pro 2 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX850W - 850W Mountain Mods - U2 UFO Orginal - Gloss Black Logitech G400 / Razer Deathadder BE Razer Goliathus Extended / Artisan Hien VE (Sof... 
AudioOtherOther
Creative Sounds Blaster X-FI Titanium HD Asus USB N-53 Wireless USB adapter  12 Case Fans 
  hide details  
Reply
post #155 of 207
I live in an area where pretty much everyone is on a mac. And I try and explain to people why I own a PC. My friends have these $2000 iMac's and they think that it's faster then my $1000 PC.
But they don't use theirs for gaming, they can't understand using a mouse for a keyboard and how a PC can have better graphics than an Xbox.

The thing that sucks about that computer is that if you decide to upgrade the 6770 (which is probably only the equivilant of a 5670) and you want to crossfire, you can't. The 6770 is oem only, not to mention, OEM computers usually have pretty bad power supplies. If he wanted a gaming computer they should have at least gone to microcenter, then at least someone could build it for them.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD Phenom II X4 955 870A-G54 (MS-7599) XFX Radeon HD 5770 Power Color Radeon HD 5770 
RAMRAMRAMRAM
Corsair  Corsair  Corsair  Corsair  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Hitachi 1TB 7200RPM 2x Standard DVD 24x Burners Cooler Master V8 Windows 7 Home Premium 
MonitorPowerCase
ASUS Designo MS228H 21.5" 1080p Corsair CMPSU 750tx Antec 1200 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD Phenom II X4 955 870A-G54 (MS-7599) XFX Radeon HD 5770 Power Color Radeon HD 5770 
RAMRAMRAMRAM
Corsair  Corsair  Corsair  Corsair  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Hitachi 1TB 7200RPM 2x Standard DVD 24x Burners Cooler Master V8 Windows 7 Home Premium 
MonitorPowerCase
ASUS Designo MS228H 21.5" 1080p Corsair CMPSU 750tx Antec 1200 
  hide details  
Reply
post #156 of 207
It really all depends on the computer being purchased. Pre-builts are pretty economical for lower to mid end systems (which is what most computer users care for, if they even think of them in those terms).
Taijin Kyofusho
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-6700K ASUS Sabertooth Z170 S EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW Crucial Ballistix Elite 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 950 PRO 256GB Samsung 850 EVO 1TB MyDigitalSSD 960GB NZXT Kraken X61 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro LG 34UC88-B Corsair Strafe RGB Cherry MX Red Corsair RM750x 
CaseMouseAudio
NZXT S340 Corsair Sabre RGB HiVi Swans M10 
  hide details  
Reply
Taijin Kyofusho
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-6700K ASUS Sabertooth Z170 S EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW Crucial Ballistix Elite 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 950 PRO 256GB Samsung 850 EVO 1TB MyDigitalSSD 960GB NZXT Kraken X61 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro LG 34UC88-B Corsair Strafe RGB Cherry MX Red Corsair RM750x 
CaseMouseAudio
NZXT S340 Corsair Sabre RGB HiVi Swans M10 
  hide details  
Reply
post #157 of 207
Quote:
Originally Posted by AtomicFrost View Post
Good point. How many of us change our own oil?
*raises hand* I do!

Also, it's rather incredible that those people fail to listen to reason. I can usually talk my friends out of buying prebuilts with just their pocketbook in mind, let alone the fact that you're getting more PC for less cash. Unless it's one of those 200-300 prebuilts that they're purchasing for their parents that only surf the net. At that point, it's not even worth building one separately.

Also, to the argument of "Why don't people buy the parts for cars and build it yourself?", people don't build their own cars because that takes some special equipment to get working. Do you just have a spare frame, chassis, engine, a crane, wheels, tires, etc.. just hanging around the house? Cuz I sure don't.

All you need to build a PC is a freakin' screwdriver and an outlet, and I'm pretty sure everyone has one of those.
Edited by hyujmn - 4/24/11 at 6:26pm
/hwaw
(20 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 3770k @ 4.3ghz 1.160v ASRock Z77 Extreme6 Gigabyte R9 290 Windforce Sapphire R9 290 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
2x4gb Samsung RAM @ 2000mhz 9-10-9-28 1.425v OCZ Vertex 4 Hitacho Deskstar Crucial M550 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Corsair H80 (CPU) Thermalright Spitfire (GPU) Gelid Icy Vision (GPU) Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
BENQ GW2450 Asus PB278Q Cooler Master Quickfire Rapid Seasonic 750w  
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Black Interior HAF 932 Roccat Kone  Artisan Hien Hard 
  hide details  
Reply
/hwaw
(20 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 3770k @ 4.3ghz 1.160v ASRock Z77 Extreme6 Gigabyte R9 290 Windforce Sapphire R9 290 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
2x4gb Samsung RAM @ 2000mhz 9-10-9-28 1.425v OCZ Vertex 4 Hitacho Deskstar Crucial M550 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Corsair H80 (CPU) Thermalright Spitfire (GPU) Gelid Icy Vision (GPU) Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
BENQ GW2450 Asus PB278Q Cooler Master Quickfire Rapid Seasonic 750w  
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Black Interior HAF 932 Roccat Kone  Artisan Hien Hard 
  hide details  
Reply
post #158 of 207
Quote:
Originally Posted by AtomicFrost View Post
This. Plus most prebuilt computer manufactures do a firesale on older models.



Good point. How many of us change our own oil?
Changing oil requires much more space than it does to build/maintain a PC. It also requires you to get dirty, literally, which you don't have to with PC's.

Changing brakes is partly the same, and while the required knowledge to do it isn't hard to learn nor to undertake having a place to do it and investing in the tools (unlike free software.......) to do it efficiently, quickly, and near-perfectly, is a whole different beast than that of changing a stick of RAM, GPU, or DVD/CD drive....

The car comparison is poor and it's really not quite the same.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
INTEL ASUS XFX  SAMSUNG 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD/ST LG KUHLER WINDOWS 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG/SAMSUNG IBM MODEL M CORSAIR THERMALTAKE 
MouseMouse PadAudio
MS INTELLIMOUSE EXPLORER 3.0 REGULAR LARGE PAD ONBOARD but it USED TO BE A XONAR DG  
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
INTEL ASUS XFX  SAMSUNG 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD/ST LG KUHLER WINDOWS 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG/SAMSUNG IBM MODEL M CORSAIR THERMALTAKE 
MouseMouse PadAudio
MS INTELLIMOUSE EXPLORER 3.0 REGULAR LARGE PAD ONBOARD but it USED TO BE A XONAR DG  
  hide details  
Reply
post #159 of 207
Quote:
Originally Posted by GanjaSMK View Post
Changing oil requires much more space than it does to build/maintain a PC. It also requires you to get dirty, literally, which you don't have to with PC's.

Changing brakes is partly the same, and while the required knowledge to do it isn't hard to learn nor to undertake having a place to do it and investing in the tools (unlike free software.......) to do it efficiently, quickly, and near-perfectly, is a whole different beast than that of changing a stick of RAM, GPU, or DVD/CD drive....

The car comparison is poor and it's really not quite the same.
Agreed, the car comparison is not even close, but changing the oil is actually very, very simple. So is changing the brakes. I've shown 3-4 of my friends how to do both and they all wondered why they were getting charged $120 to change their brake pads when all it takes is about an hour of work for all four tires.
/hwaw
(20 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 3770k @ 4.3ghz 1.160v ASRock Z77 Extreme6 Gigabyte R9 290 Windforce Sapphire R9 290 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
2x4gb Samsung RAM @ 2000mhz 9-10-9-28 1.425v OCZ Vertex 4 Hitacho Deskstar Crucial M550 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Corsair H80 (CPU) Thermalright Spitfire (GPU) Gelid Icy Vision (GPU) Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
BENQ GW2450 Asus PB278Q Cooler Master Quickfire Rapid Seasonic 750w  
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Black Interior HAF 932 Roccat Kone  Artisan Hien Hard 
  hide details  
Reply
/hwaw
(20 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 3770k @ 4.3ghz 1.160v ASRock Z77 Extreme6 Gigabyte R9 290 Windforce Sapphire R9 290 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
2x4gb Samsung RAM @ 2000mhz 9-10-9-28 1.425v OCZ Vertex 4 Hitacho Deskstar Crucial M550 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Corsair H80 (CPU) Thermalright Spitfire (GPU) Gelid Icy Vision (GPU) Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
BENQ GW2450 Asus PB278Q Cooler Master Quickfire Rapid Seasonic 750w  
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Black Interior HAF 932 Roccat Kone  Artisan Hien Hard 
  hide details  
Reply
post #160 of 207
Quote:
Originally Posted by hyujmn View Post
Agreed, the car comparison is not even close, but changing the oil is actually very, very simple. So is changing the brakes. I've shown 3-4 of my friends how to do both and they all wondered why they were getting charged $120 to change their brake pads when all it takes is about an hour of work for all four tires.
Sure, but it also depends on the vehicle.

For my Trooper, I get to change pads and discs... luckily the discs take forever to wear down.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
INTEL ASUS XFX  SAMSUNG 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD/ST LG KUHLER WINDOWS 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG/SAMSUNG IBM MODEL M CORSAIR THERMALTAKE 
MouseMouse PadAudio
MS INTELLIMOUSE EXPLORER 3.0 REGULAR LARGE PAD ONBOARD but it USED TO BE A XONAR DG  
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
INTEL ASUS XFX  SAMSUNG 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD/ST LG KUHLER WINDOWS 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG/SAMSUNG IBM MODEL M CORSAIR THERMALTAKE 
MouseMouse PadAudio
MS INTELLIMOUSE EXPLORER 3.0 REGULAR LARGE PAD ONBOARD but it USED TO BE A XONAR DG  
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: AMD - General
Overclock.net › Forums › AMD › AMD - General › Why do people still purchase pre-built PC's?