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Originally Posted by GanjaSMK View Post
The car comparison is poor and it's really not quite the same.
It's not poor.

Someone who is really into cars (like we are into computers) will actually like investing time and effort into putting custom chosen parts into repair and maintenance of his vehicle. People like me who only care for a car enough to keep it in working order so we have reliable transport won't like to do so.

Exact same situation with PCs. Someone who just wants a computer so he can work on his office spreadsheets and check his email and watch YouTube videos every now and then wouldn't care enough. Spending a few hundred on a pre-built isn't a stupid decision for him. Whereas even if I want a computer just for those purposes, I still care about the appearance and reliability of the individual components and the look of the finished product.
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Then how are they built... wait a second!
You know what I mean


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It's not poor.

Someone who is really into cars (like we are into computers) will actually like investing time and effort into putting custom chosen parts into repair and maintenance of his vehicle. People like me who only care for a car enough to keep it in working order so we have reliable transport won't like to do so.

Exact same situation with PCs. Someone who just wants a computer so he can work on his office spreadsheets and check his email and watch YouTube videos every now and then wouldn't care enough. Spending a few hundred on a pre-built isn't a stupid decision for him. Whereas even if I want a computer just for those purposes, I still care about the appearance and reliability of the individual components and the look of the finished product.
Agreed 100%
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Originally Posted by faraz1729 View Post
It's not poor.

Someone who is really into cars (like we are into computers) will actually like investing time and effort into putting custom chosen parts into the small repairs and maintenance of his vehicle. People like me who only care for a car enough to keep it in working order so we have reliable transport won't like to do so.

Exact same situation with PCs. Someone who just wants a computer so he can work on his office spreadsheets and check his email and watch YouTube videos every now and then wouldn't care enough. Spending a few hundred on a pre-built isn't a stupid decision for him. Whereas even if I want a computer just for those purposes, I still care about the appearance and reliability of the individual components and the look of the finished product.
Sure, but the scope of building a car from scratch just from pre-assembled parts (not even custom framing) compared to building a PC from pre-assembled parts are two completely different things.

Yes, building them, installing *components*, tuning them, connecting them, etc all require certain tools, certain knowledge. Yes you can learn these things.

They are still completely different...

Not to mention that it would take you a lot longer to build a car with today's technology from piece-by-piece build-out, versus the same for a PC. Think about it...

( edit )

Don't forget that you're quoting 'a few hundred' in your own words against over a thousand dollars spent (in this particular comparison).

You can't build a car for a few hundred dollars... either.
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Hey, look on the bright side, at least he didn't buy a Mac.
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Originally Posted by GanjaSMK View Post
Sure, but the scope of building a car from scratch just from pre-assembled parts (not even custom framing) compared to building a PC from pre-assembled parts are two completely different things.

Yes, building them, installing *components*, tuning them, connecting them, etc all require certain tools, certain knowledge. Yes you can learn these things.

They are still completely different...

Not to mention that it would take you a lot longer to build a car with today's technology from piece-by-piece build-out, versus the same for a PC. Think about it...
Why are you talking about building a car? I never said a single thing about building a car.
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Why are you talking about building a car? I never said a single thing about building a car.
Oh ok, I didn't know we shifted the working on cars (working on PC's) with building PC's (building a car) ... excuse me!
    
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Hey, look on the bright side, at least he didn't buy a Mac.
Well put. Overpriced with old components.
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Hey, look on the bright side, at least he didn't buy a Mac.
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^this. And I've seen so many threads like these on OCN, there's getting pretty annoying.
I was pissed at my uncle because he went to best buy, grabbed an HP ELITE pavilion, wanted to "upgrade" the graphics so grabbed an HD5750 for like 150$, was told the PSU wouldnt handle it and was told that he needed a 500w PSU for his rig, but decided that to be safe hell be smart and get a 600W, so grabbed a rocketfish with a PEAK of 600w and an average of 500 (ya right its a rocketfish) and called it a computer.
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I understand where you're coming from, and it would bother me too. However, we have to remember that it's not our money.

I mean, it's not a BAD computer... but for that price yeah, it is. Is the GPU integrated? I couldn't find anymore specs and or information. If it's not integrated that's pretty cool.
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