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KoboldFactotum
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Jun 19, 2014
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Is it possible to remove that 'build your own' option? It's not helpful in the slightest and only serves to be masturbatory.
Jun 19, 2014
miled
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Jun 24, 2014
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You're on Massdrop because you want quality products at low prices. Building your own machine is both the cheapest and best performing option.
Jun 24, 2014
Dudewitbow
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Jun 24, 2014
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and nothing about most of the other choices, MassDrop doesn't work when people recommend big companies. Big companies don't care about sales of a few units, they have contracts over thousands of their products. The concept of this kind of drop leans towards hobby groups(notice that almost every product in the buy section refers to a very specific hobby). For larger company based deals, the closest you can get is through group buys like groupon, as they are more mainstream. if you remove any of the choices, might as well remove the whole poll, since this is very unlikely to happen in the first place.(as parts in the PC come from big name vendors as well)
Jun 24, 2014
chlacher
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Jun 24, 2014
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To put it simply...none of the other options will drop, and even if they did they're bad deals from the start. Let's take a look at the 2nd runner up...
Revolt A960: $980 AMD A10-6800K: $130 (Integrated gfx for no reason) 8GB Ram: $70 AMD Radeon R7 260X: $120 (Sub-par card for a gaming setup) GIGABYTE GA-F2A88XN-WIFI: $100 (Lots of complaints of failures on newegg) 2TB 7200rpm HDD: $90 Blu Ray Reader: $40 (So you can play blu ray disks on your PC? So useful!)
Then of course there's the essentials: PSU: ~$50 Case: ~$150 Fans/Lighting: ~$50
And voila, $800 of hardware and an afternoon's work for $980 ($1k with shipping).
So what are you paying them $200 for? Apparently doing a bad job picking parts. Paying extra for integrated graphics is just a waste if you already are adding discrete graphics. And getting such a cheap discrete card for a "gaming" desktop will underwhelm the hell out of you...there's $1000 LAPTOPS that will get better framerates than this thing. Consider that you could swap out the A10 for a FX-4300 and the R7 for a GTX770 just by building it yourself, and go from barely getting 30FPS on modern games to maxing everything out at 60FPS for the same price.
Jun 24, 2014
SpartanJason
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Jun 25, 2014
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Are you not on this website to find the cheapest deals? Guess what, you get the best price/performance ratio by building your own. It's really not that hard, I built my first PC when I was 14.
Jun 25, 2014
autoteleology
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Jun 25, 2014
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This. The point of Massdrop is to increase the leverage the consumer has over the producer. Big companies could give a shit about anything but the largest body of consumers. Just look at how unethically most large companies act.
Jun 25, 2014
qewrq
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Jun 26, 2014
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Wow, those really are horrible specs. That APU gives no good upgrade path with its FM2 socket. The only reason why that BluRay player is on there is because people are comparing is to a console and all consoles have BluRay players, even when they're never going to use it. And the PSU they used is probably rock bottom quality and price that costs $20 or less, because prebuilt's don't care for safety and quality. That case is probably nowhere near $150, as they assume the buyer isn't going to upgrade anything and end up making it hard to build in with a severe lack of features and configurability.
I've heard a lot of negative things about iBuyPower. The only companys I would trust to build a prebuilt if I ever needed to get one for whatever reason is Peugeot Systems and Digital Storm.
Jun 26, 2014
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