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i can understand why people would buy pre built

but for them to ignorantly do so while someone is telling them straight to the face that they are making a bad decision.
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Garbage pre-built. Not worth the money your friends dad payed for. lol
     
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most people that buy the prebuilt systems are obvioulsy not "computer smart". those systems are always advertised with mostly crappy parts at a "cheap" price. they are also sold at stores that have inhouse credit cards. so the buyers are either computer impaired and/or dont have the money to buy a decent system. most of them also do not or have not taken any time to do any research on what a decent computer is and what they should buy based on their wants and needs and abilities. those same people will most likely also take their pos systems back to the store of purchase when they fail...(and they almost always do).. and assume that the tech behind the counter knows what they are doing and actually give a crap about their customers. i have a running list of 9 people ive known over the years that have gone against my advice, purchased a prebuilt system and have since regretted that decision. most of those same people simply went to another store of the same type and purchased yet another pos system on credit. so, those that can...build their own...those that cannot or wish to remain ignorant...buy crap. the few that learn their lessons or know enough in the beginning either learn how to do it or get someone they know to do it for them.
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you mean the people who use a pc in here?
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post #75 of 207
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rofl a 6770!!?????????? if that thing EVER breaks tell him to QQ. its honestly a solid computer, but that rams probably oem, so if that were me, id tell his dad to buy better ram and a new graphics card and that computer would be BLISSFUL!

also, i bet the cooling on that thing is terrible
Ya it's a decent computer for 700$, 1600$ better have gotten him a very large and high quality monitor.

Honestly the best part about that comp is the Phenom 1090t, but their paying like 900$ for it.

The ram is OEM, its PC3-10600 which is the slowest ram you can get. Just imagine what timings it has.

Just imagine how crappy and low quality OEM the power supply is in that thing.

Every time I walk into best buy I am thankful for OCN and all it has taught me.
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i must also add that i had bought this system pre-built.

I was ignorant, computer-dumb, and the price appealed to me.

There is one thing about pre built systems that makes them all universaly bad.

The motherboard.
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I know a few people who still think theres no such thing as actually building a computer.
Then how are they built... wait a second!
 
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Ya it's a decent computer for 700$, 1600$ better have gotten him a very large and high quality monitor.

Honestly the best part about that comp is the Phenom 1090t, but their paying like 900$ for it.

The ram is OEM, its PC3-10600 which is the slowest ram you can get. Just imagine what timings it has.

Just imagine how crappy and low quality OEM the power supply is in that thing.

Every time I walk into best buy I am thankful for OCN and all it has taught me.
wrong. 10600 isnt all that slow. you prolly mistook it for 8500.
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post #79 of 207
It's prolly a piece of mind thingy. Since they don't know how to build PCs and they have the money to buy, they will never ask for someone "like us" to build a certain PC for them. Why? Because these PC retailers (HP, DELL, Gateway, etc) has a 24/7 support that they can call if something breaks. I'm not saying they cannot call us after rebuilding a PC for them, but let me ask you this, would you give someone a 2-year warranty 24/7 support? Good luck if you say yes to this.

Bottomline is they are not just paying for the parts, they are also paying for the warranty/support of that product that why you see those double or even triple price tag compare to the actual spare parts value.

Going back to that situation, If I were on your shoes, I will just play dumb and give them a chimp smiley, but I'm sure from the inside I am laughing my ass so hard calling them idiots.
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would you give someone a 2-year warranty 24/7 support? Good luck if you say yes to this.
Sure, but it's going to cost them the other 600-700 dollars and would end up saving them little over OEM.
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