So, I know this isn't in the right forum, but I couldn't see a general discussion or pricing forum.
My friend needs a new computer desperately.
(His can't run WoW at lowest settings at 800x600 windowed.)
In order to avoid his mom buying him a $2500 alienware laptop to 'game' on,
(This coming after convincing her that no, her son cannot use an ipad to write essays on in college)
I'm going to be building a computer for him / teaching him how to build a computer.
Now... I've never been to a microcenter, due to space.
I know that it's the mecca of computer nerds, but I don't know what to expect.
Roughly how much discount can I be expecting in the store? We're planning on going for black friday.
Given that the cost of gas is going to be about $300, and the budget for the rig is about $1500.
Any thoughts on if that's going to be cost effective?
microcenter is most effective at being less expensive for the CPU/Motherboard, for everything else, Newegg is the same or cheaper. If you need to spend $300 in gas to get to a microcenter, just spend the extra $90 at newegg or other online stores