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Old August 30, 2010, 06:40 PM
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Well one thing to paying more for a retail vs building it he got a new system. As much as we loathe to admit it, some of the money we are saving vs retail prebuilt is in doing this kind of tradeoff (we get the parts cheaper vs hassle factor vs tech support). He didnt have to deal with any mfger besides dell....and I doubt AMD would have been as accommodating over driver issues. ;)

Two sides to every coin guys. Life is a series of trade offs...etc etc etc

I prefer to build my own and encourage most peeps to at least try it once. But maybe his time and peace of mind is worth more to him then money? Who knows.

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