Didn't really know where to post this, so I just went for the components section.
So this guy at know that is in my IT class builds computers and sells them as a side job. He does pretty decent work from what I've seen and a few of my friends have bought from him, his website is "valkyriecreations.webs.com" Now my question is, whether or not I'm being charged way too much for this build. I know "Just build it yourself, save the money." but I honestly don't have time to do it and figured I'd let someone else do all the labor while I get to study.
Anyway, question being, is this a fair price for the parts/power?
CASE: Raven 01
PSU: Corsair TX650
CPU: AMD Zambezi 4100
GPU: PowerColor 6870
MOTHERBOARD: ASRock 970 Extreme4
RAM: 8GB G.Skill @ 1600MHz
HDD: WD caviar black 1TB
Total cost: $886
I have reservatiions that a fx4100 wouldn't hold back a 6870 GPU thou and you might want to jump up to 1866 speed ram.
The cyberpower referenced above is a much better bargain, not only is it $100 less, its significantly more powerful and comes with Windows which is not even included in your custom built rig. If it were a vote it would get mine.
They aren't charging too much for labor for building, however you would do much better to get the cyberpower one listed and buy a 6870 to replace the GPU it comes with. You may even be able to sell the GPU you replaced. Overall you get a better performing PC. The case isn't too bad for being a cheap apevia. The case lacks some features but overall is good for it's price.