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signmeuptoo
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NanoParticle
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reply to TK421

Re: Is This PC System Rig Worth $1,099 ?

Well, on the note of betting Windows OS for 100 bucks, that is only for a system builder's OEM license. All builders need to realize that if the motherboard fails and you replace it with a different model, your contract, your license, is null and void, and sometimes Microsoft will tell you tough luck. Full retail package costs plenty more, just a head's up...
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TK421
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Without doubt, various choices will add to the cost.

It was late and I was tired when I posted last night - I'd like to clarify one thing. What I intended to say was a answer to the OP question: Is it a fair price?

Short answer: Yes.

It's a good build and a reasonable retail sticker. No one expects TigerDirect or anyone else to sell rigs at cost - $1100 probably represents 25-30% markup. Not that bad. I think any average PC user would be extremely pleased with the overall performance and quality of the components.

Asking a group of enthusiasts if they would buy that system, or build a better one, is a totally different question.


signmeuptoo
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Indeed, those of us that build our own aren't going to be completely objective about a shop build. I agree with you, 20 or even 30 percent markup is reasonable IF and only IF Tiger will stand by their product, something even I worry about. Didn't someone here at DSLR buy a refurb where Tiger didn't honor the warranty and deferred to another company, who just ignored the request for a claim? That is NO WAY to do business.
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TK421
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In this case TigerDirect's deal is not a refurb (ie. returned or reconfigured/restored merchandise resold at lesser cost).

I still think it's shameless to sell a PC without any valid warranty but that's the catch with refurb - buyer beware.

Hypothetically, if I considered buying from them I'd do some online searching for other people's experience with the return policy and warranty issues.


signmeuptoo
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Well, my BIL swears by Tiger, admittedly, he virtually buys from only them. They got a refurb laptop over a year ago. Fortunately, they didn't get burned, it works still. But I wonder if they still refuse to honor their rebate deals. Years ago people here at DSLR were up in arms over their deliberately rejecting virtually all rebate claims. It was a scandal.
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Octavean
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said by TK421:

Asking a group of enthusiasts if they would buy that system, or build a better one, is a totally different question.

Good point. I like to keep some parts on hand so when I built my Core i3930K / ASUS P9X79 Deluxe system I only needed the CPU and motherboard. At Microcenter the Core i7 3930K cost about ~$499.99. I bought the ASUS P9X79 Deluxe of of Amazon for ~$160 due to a coupon so the whole thing only cost me ~$660.

So a more powerful and less expensive system then what is listed here.