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crisissuit3

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#1 10 years ago

so i asked about some graphics cards back then but my dad didnt want to spend all that money on one thing so he told me to ask the local computer guy and he recomended an extra gig of ram, a new power supply, and a 9600 gtx. for 270 and the computer guy will put all that in for us. is this a good rig?




jjz-

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#2 10 years ago

It depends on your current computer specs.

It's not all that bad a deal (you mean a 9600GT not gtx, right?)... I mean, you could get those parts for less than $270 most certainly, and none of that stuff is hard to put together. However, if you don't want to deal with that, the extra charge could be worth it for you.




kow_ciller

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#3 10 years ago

Depends on the PSU. $270 for that does not equal a good deal.




crisissuit3

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#4 10 years ago

oh well my current rig is 1 gig of ram, 7600 GT, AMD dual core 2.11 GHz.




jjz-

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#5 10 years ago

What psu do you have, currently?




Sgt. D. Pilla

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#6 10 years ago

Hows that not a good deal?! Ram would be $40 RRP, 9600GT would be $130+ RRP, then the PSU would be $80 RRP That'd be $250 just for RRP, Plus the store markup of 20% or so, and additional for labour costs, Its damned good deal.




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#7 10 years ago
Sgt. D. Pilla;4734596Hows that not a good deal?! Ram would be $40 RRP, 9600GT would be $130+ RRP, then the PSU would be $80 RRP That'd be $250 just for RRP, Plus the store markup of 20% or so, and additional for labour costs, Its damned good deal.

No no no.. not at all. Dunno about you, but 1 GB of ddr2 800 ram costs about $20 (name brand). A 9600GT (even an OC'd version) is less than $130, right around $100 actually, and a decent PSU to run that system (maybe 500 watt tops?) is around $60 for a decent one...

Links for proof:

RAM: Newegg.com - DDR2 800 (PC2 6400), 1GB, 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM, Desktop Memory, Memory, Computer Hardware)

Most sticks are under $20.. Some as low as $10.

Videocard (9600GT) Newegg.com - 9600gt Most expensive being about $160, but thats for some crazy after-market cooled stuff. Most average about $100-$110

PSU: Newegg.com - RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-530SS 530W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Modular LED Power Supply - Power Supplies This is the PSU I use... Look, now i know a lot of this would be probably more in a computer shop owned by somebody, but come on now. Altogether, he shouldn't need to pay more than $200 tops.




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#8 10 years ago
jjz-;4734579What psu do you have, currently?

I!... dont know how to check :/




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#9 10 years ago

look at the label on the power supply.




Sgt. D. Pilla

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#10 10 years ago
No no no.. not at all. Dunno about you, but 1 GB of ddr2 800 ram costs about $20 (name brand). A 9600GT (even an OC'd version) is less than $130, right around $100 actually, and a decent PSU to run that system (maybe 500 watt tops?) is around $60 for a decent one... Links for proof: RAM: Newegg.com - DDR2 800 (PC2 6400), 1GB, 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM, Desktop Memory, Memory, Computer Hardware) Most sticks are under $20.. Some as low as $10. Videocard (9600GT) Newegg.com - 9600gt Most expensive being about $160, but thats for some crazy after-market cooled stuff. Most average about $100-$110 PSU: Newegg.com - RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-530SS 530W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Modular LED Power Supply - Power Supplies This is the PSU I use... Look, now i know a lot of this would be probably more in a computer shop owned by somebody, but come on now. Altogether, he shouldn't need to pay more than $200 tops.

Now read my location, and given the current Financial crisis, you double (or damned well close enough) the cost of USD to get AUD. Making Ram 40, a 9600GT (If its 100 for you, it'll be near 200 for us), Decent PSU 500Watter would be around 80, I personally paid 180 for my 550W. And then you need to add on the markup the store will add to cover their costs, so that they actually make some profit aswell, a typical markup is 20% on top of the RRP, 40$ ram turns into 50-60$ ram. Just confirmed AUD prices for distirbutor purchase, as in what a store would buy from the distributor, to sell onto customers. Ram - 30 ex PSU - 90 ex GPU - 160 ex Now add 20% mark up, and GST price of an extra 11% (GST = Vat) Ram - 39.3 inc PSU - 117.9 inc GPU - 209.9 inc Add labour, charge of 100$ per hour, including testing. Total: 467.1 Australian Dollars Now, convert that to United States Dollars Total: 317.95 United States Dollars Remove the labour charge, and it leaves you with 217USD. Labour charge is going by most common, average charge between 4 stores, IT Warehouse, Geek Pty Ltd, Cherry Computers, A&R Computers. Price's based off of Leader Systems Pty Ltd price list for distributor partners, a source I cannot link to as it requires login. Website: Leader Dealershop | Trade Only | IT Distributors & Australia's 3rd Largest PC Manufacturer I've attached an image that I whipped up myself of the prices, or similar prices. IGNORE the markups, they are incorrect with the exception of ram. Thus, given the prices, and labour costs, I think its a very good, and cheap deal to have those parts upgraded to what is very recent technology. prices.jpg