Windows 10: pc parts and prices

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
  1.    08 Feb 2018 #1

    pc parts and prices


    Due to BitCoins and pc parts being used by phones, RAM is ultra high and so are other parts.
    I have a 5 year old Dell desktop running Windows 10 Pro in which I have replaced the PSU and the hard drive.
    It is running well for now but it is vintage therefore....
    It is a flip of a coin as to whether to build another or wait; I could wait forever-who knows.
    The parts increase has been reflected in the price of most pcs, laptops etc.
    Any comments besides refurb?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    08 Feb 2018 #2

    Buy a decent prebuilt. I just bought a Dell Inspiron 5675 and you get a good machine for what you pay for.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3.    08 Feb 2018 #3

    Pre-built


    copiertech25 said: View Post
    Buy a decent prebuilt. I just bought a Dell Inspiron 5675 and you get a good machine for what you pay for.
    >>I have Micro Center near me and you think they get parts less expensively than I could to avoid this expensive market for who knows how long?
    I'll see how they price what I want.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    08 Feb 2018 #4

    maranna said: View Post
    >>I have Micro Center near me and you think they get parts less expensively than I could to avoid this expensive market for who knows how long?
    I'll see how they price what I want.
    I would check for sure.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  5. ThrashZone's Avatar
    Posts : 3,882
    3-Win-7Prox64 2-Win10Prox64
       08 Feb 2018 #5

    Hi,
    Builders are getting better prices just talk to the manager :)
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  6.    08 Feb 2018 #6

    build


    ThrashZone said: View Post
    Hi,
    Builders are getting better prices just talk to the manager :)
    >>Will do and thank you

    >I found a good setup except the PSU was 180 watts. That seems to be typo wouldn't you say, for any decent desktop?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  7. ThrashZone's Avatar
    Posts : 3,882
    3-Win-7Prox64 2-Win10Prox64
       09 Feb 2018 #7

    Hi,
    For a manufacture they usually always use lowend power supplies because they are cheap and most are locked and can not be overclocked.
    I remember a acer I had that had a 200w so a 180w you can ask but I suspect it's not a typo and just a lowend budget unit :)
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  8. essenbe's Avatar
    Posts : 11,359
    Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Pro Insider
       09 Feb 2018 #8

    ThrashZone said: View Post
    Hi,
    For a manufacture they usually always use lowend power supplies because they are cheap and most are locked and can not be overclocked.
    I remember a acer I had that had a 200w so a 180w you can ask but I suspect it's not a typo and just a lowend budget unit :)
    It's always been my opinion that all OEMs always compete on price, so they buy the cheapest parts available with little thought to quality. After all, they usually give a 1 year warranty. Anything that will last 1 year suits them.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  9. ThrashZone's Avatar
    Posts : 3,882
    3-Win-7Prox64 2-Win10Prox64
       09 Feb 2018 #9

    Hi,
    Yep just a sells pitch for selling extended warranties :)
    But indeed not worth buying any lowend machines.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  10. Infrasonic's Avatar
    Posts : 49
    W10 Home 1803 / Virtual Box / Linux Mint VM
       09 Feb 2018 #10

    maranna said: View Post
    >>Will do and thank you

    >I found a good setup except the PSU was 180 watts. That seems to be typo wouldn't you say, for any decent desktop?
    PC's are becoming more efficient and SSD's for example don't have the same power demands as say HDD's.

    It's mainly with graphics cards where you have to be careful about having enough PSU overhead.

    Many of the OEM boxes will be around the 200 watt PSU mark these days.

    Quite often they can be 20 pin ATX rather than 24 so careful if you want to swap out the PSU on the OEM motherboard (although you can get 20/24 ATX adapters without issue if needs be.)
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Related Threads
I was looking in the store for an item I might be interested in buying and it was $38.99 on this machine running the normal Windows 10 Pro 64bit 1607(14393.51). I decided I would prefer getting this on my laptop that is running the Windows 10 64bit...
Hey guys, I am rebuilding my systems, going to take apart the two I have now and build a new one with new parts as well as old parts from the two systems, its mostly going to be new parts. The system specs I have in this forum is of the PC...
A Few Parts in General Support
If anyone wants a unused CPU X4 860K, a couple of Vengeance 2GB DDR3 1600 ram sticks, a Fractal 400 watt PSU just PM me and they are yours. Free of course
parts of app window is offscreen in Software and Apps
Most of the times I start and app, a part of its window is offscreen, though it is maximized or fullscreen, here is an example: 15163 I hope you will understand what I am talking about by checking the right at the search box. This makes the Mail...
Solved Constant BSODS After getting new parts. in BSOD Crashes and Debugging
So here is my story. I had an old PC with a first Gen i5 and some other parts and-... Well long story short I replaced my mobo, Processor and video card. Didnt get bluescreens till I replaced the parts. I did memcheck and the mem comes up clear, I...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 16:16.
Find Us