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Perhaps this is why you've been here for 2 years and still haven't received any reputation?
Perhaps it is called lurking and I don't have the need to post often. Self high five?
    
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I get why people buy pre-built, it's simple and guaranteed to work. If it doesn't, you call the manufacturer and they have to fix it. No hassle, no mess, no fuss!

But, that of course comes at price. It's a tradeoff between saving money and building your own and risking something not working, or paying extra for a guaranteed machine. And yes, I realize there are plenty of free computer help services (Like this website which I am becoming more and more addicted to...), but answers are not always right and are not as instant as calling a manufacturer.

I cringed as I read the story about your friend's dad. I know too many people like that. Usually it's not too hard to convince them once I say I can build them the same computer for much cheaper. But the thing I really hate is how Best and other market their computer. They use numbers, numbers are easy. "2TB!" *I've never heard of a terabyte...* "Wow! And look at that! 8 gigabytes of RAM! RAM sounds powerful!"

One last point, didn't I see a thread here about how there are no drivers for the 6770?
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One last point, didn't I see a thread here about how there are no drivers for the 6770?
Well Phaedrus admitted that he pressed get newest drivers instead of download cd drivers.
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Such awful Pc's them HP's too. A friend of mine bought one ages ago. Not to mention the F*** Ugly case.

But as for the ignorance towards it I see where you are coming from. But its HIS money. So idk. I just see it as him getting raped due to his lack of knowledge(which there is nothing wrong with). But it will happen a lot. People are different.
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Well All I can say about why some people buy pre built because it's easy and if anything goes wrong pay to get it fix or just buy a new one.
but as for me I'm building my first computer and it does take research and how much you want to spend and whats the best for this or that


all I can think about is please please don't let this computer blow up on me.
and is 1000000000000w enough and to remember the memory goes in the 2.0 x16 slot.

I mean how hard can it be
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the majority of the population does not realize how easy it is to build their own, more importantly, they dont want to deal with individual manufacturers for rebates or try to handle a virus/crash themselves. its easier just to buy pre-built and blaim the manufacturer/best buy
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Wish I also had 2 terabytes of hard drives, then I could run all games on high aswell.
 
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Wish I also had 2 terabytes of hard drives, then I could run all games on high aswell.
so that must mean 4 tb is totally future proof
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wish i also had 2 terabytes of hard drives, then i could run all games on high aswell.
winning!
    
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so that must mean 4 tb is totally future proof
yea to bad that everything else will have to be replaced in the future but
the 4 tb he be able to give it to his great grand kids
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