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March 4, 2013 6:47:50 PM

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

It comes w/ operating systems also. The parts alone w/ operating system is more than that price. How do they make any money?

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March 4, 2013 7:19:42 PM
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Radioactive 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($210.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $795.42
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-04 16:17 EST-0500)

Faster RAM.
MUCH better quality PSU.
Dropped stupid useless watercooling
Higher quality motherboard

In generally a better computer.
Also don't forget the $75 to $100 shipping from tiger direct for the prebuilt.
March 4, 2013 7:44:53 PM

shipping & handling is $33 dollars the taxes you pay for those parts would add up to more than that. but I see your point better psu and motherboard.

My question is how do they even make any money selling that w/ that case.
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March 4, 2013 7:48:16 PM

The PSU they use is complete crap. generally known as a "replace immediately unit"

It has slower cheaper RAM
It likely has a much less "featured" simple motherboard.
They buy huge packs of win8 and so they can just tack it on for basically free.
All the parts in the build I made are higher in quality.
March 4, 2013 7:51:57 PM

Liquid cooling with a locked i5 CPU? :non: 

On $800 here's what I would suggest:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($76.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($56.07 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.14 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($234.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($72.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $830.13
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-04 16:51 EST-0500)
March 4, 2013 8:34:31 PM

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