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Old 04-25-2013, 22:24   #1
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Digital Storm Takes on DIY; Its Prebuilt PC Costs $23 More

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Dig...DIY,22245.html
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Old 04-25-2013, 23:58   #2
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Nice looking computers.
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Old 04-26-2013, 00:08   #3
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Thanks TBO, after 4 computers I'm kinda tired of building them.
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Old 04-26-2013, 00:40   #4
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Lol I thought they were selling $23 computers.
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Old 04-26-2013, 05:34   #5
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Those are good prices and good componants. I enjoy throwing a box together, but I only do one about every other year.
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DIY is not always about saving money. Not about saving 23 bucks anyway.
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:29   #7
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Digital Storm - doesn't she have one of those online chat rooms with, uh, oh, nevermind.
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:32   #8
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I was looking at their lines and there isn't much customization there.
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I was looking at their lines and there isn't much customization there.
Hence the low cost. You want some monkey to add more memory or a different video card, that's going to cost you. Barely-over-retail-component-cost comes at it's own price.

If I were in the market for a PC (hahahahahahahahaha!), I'd be in line for one.

FWIW - I'd get one just for the Certificate of Ownership. I'd probably pay $10 extra for them to fill the chassis with nitrogen. LOL
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I'd probably pay $10 extra for them to fill the chassis with nitrogen. LOL
I fill my computers with a custom mixture - 78% nitrogen, 21% oxygen, plus some noble gas additives to prevent bit rot.
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Ooooh. I should try that.
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Meh, not impressed. For that kind of savings, I'd rather just buy the parts myself and build my own computer. For me, building my own computer is about the fun of actually building it, and the good feeling I get when it's working, and it's working because I was the one who put it together. Having someone else put it together for me destroys all that.

Plus the fact that I'd want a Blu Ray drive instead of a DVD drive, a 2TB hard drive instead of a 1TB hard drive, a better video card, more RAM, and a better looking case.

So for people who want a decent computer without building their own, it's not a bad deal. But not that great for people who enjoy building their own computers.
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DIY is not always about saving money. Not about saving 23 bucks anyway.
This.

I have special graphic card requirements for what I do and need to spend a lot on really good ones. Unfortunately Digital Storm didn't list a machine made to my liking. It's not that I wouldn't love the ease and time-saving of buying a machine pre-built - it's just that I can never find one that's really set up like I need, so I have no choice but to build them. There's also the fact that I really need a machine that is completely free of any pre-installed bloatware that would screw up everything else, and they all usually have bloatware on them when new.

I've owned one pre-built computer in my life, and I'd put a bullet through the POS right now if there wasn't somebody on the other side of the wall. Most trouble filled computer I ever had.
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I fill my computers with a custom mixture - 78% nitrogen, 21% oxygen, plus some noble gas additives to prevent bit rot.
Yeah, I didn't see an option for the SSD system drive I put in mine. I use 1 tb 7200 rpm drives for storage. I'm sure pretty much everything else wouldn't be what I'd want either.

I suppose it is a nice option for the people that are building their own systems to save money though.
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