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Old 04-10-2011, 01:57 PM   #1
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Default Well, another good excuse down the drain.

I've always said, when you buy something like an Alienware, XPS or Scan 3XS, you're paying mostly for the name. Atleast in the case of Scan's 3XS. I was looking into how much it would cost me to build the same system (GTK SLI with OC'd i5 2500K) and was suprised to find out that the parts came to 1100, and Scan sell it built, overclocked, windows-loaded and shipped for 1300.

not bad really.

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edit: and also, most of that extra 2 bills they charge turns out to be VAT when you look into it.
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Old 04-11-2011, 12:48 PM   #2
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Default Re: Well, another good excuse down the drain.

I once saw an awesome dell gaming desktop for $4500, and when I priced the individual parts it came out to around $2400, OS and all.
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Default Re: Well, another good excuse down the drain.

I prefer performance and stability than brand names.
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Default Re: Well, another good excuse down the drain.

Darkseeker, did they also list a good motherboard spec/PSU spec?
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Default Re: Well, another good excuse down the drain.

i think it was an XFX 800(i think) Core power unit, and an Asus motherboard, the model of which i cant remember. they were both pretty decent spec wise though. The 3XS server seems to be being funny atm so i cant find the link.
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