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I don't know, 1200$ is a great price on that. Think of the benefits:

* HP Support
* Built in WiFi (on a desktop eek.gif)
* 2TB of space at 5400RPM's (super fast)
* !@#$*% amazing case
* Got to shop at Best Buy
* Discrete graphics instead of onboard (Sick OEM card)
* All kinds of free trial version software good for usually at least 30 days minimum
* If it craps out you get to take it in for Geek Squad to repair it

I can't think of any reasons not to buy that PC...
    
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Originally Posted by GanjaSMK;13258383 
I don't know, 1200$ is a great price on that. Think of the benefits:

* HP Support
* Built in WiFi (on a desktop eek.gif)
* 2TB of space at 5400RPM's (super fast)
* !@#$*% amazing case
* Got to shop at Best Buy
* Discrete graphics instead of onboard (Sick OEM card)
* All kinds of free trial version software good for usually at least 30 days minimum
* If it craps out you get to take it in for Geek Squad to repair it

I can't think of any reasons not to buy that PC...

geek squad charges you 150$ to take a look at the pc.
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post #93 of 207
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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.

aka knowledge is power. We have limits and cannot know everything. The father lost a few hundred dollars buying an overpriced pc, but he's probably knowledgeable in some other field that allows him to spend 1.6k on a pc.
post #94 of 207
That's really not that bad of a PC. Inflated RAM, they'll never use that 8Gb. The 6770 isn't a slouch, the Phenom II isn't either. I'm running AMD and am happy, but for $1,600, they could have built a Sandy Bridge with an SSD and better power supply frown.gif Probably faster GPU too.
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well my build was still cheaper than what they paid, and then again it would still be cheaper even if i switched the gtx 560 to a 6950, and changed the motherboard.
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post #96 of 207
Long story short:
Priorities

We place knowing about computers high up the list, most people dont.
The rightness or wrongness of a persons list is completely dependent on their life and what they do.
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post #97 of 207
Thats pretty dumb lol. I just built 2 computers for friends with 2500k's with top mobos and a 6970 in each with gskill ram and raptor 10k rpm hdd's for 1400$ each with nice case's.
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post #98 of 207
Heh, my microATX build is going to be more powerful than the PC in the OP.
    
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post #99 of 207
People are people.
The difference between building a house or a car and building a PC? Some (actually, a lot) of people think to know lots of stuff about pcs just because they know the words ram and hard drive. These are the same people that think "oh, if I add 2 gb of ram to my 2005 pc I'll probably be able to run games better"
     
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Well Tell your Friend that a 13 Year old Builds comps
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