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40 sample builds and all but the lowest 4 need a discreet graphics card? What on earth for? 90%+ of computer users can get pretty much any CPU with integrated graphics and never touch the capabilities of any of those cards. For all of them (non gamers and MadVR enthusiasts) they could just as well change the header for that first column on the left from "Graphics" to "Take this out of your wallet and burn it".


Basically the chart reads to me as logical increments of builds from Entry Level PC Gamer to Over the Top PC Gamer with Unlimited Budget. For all the rest of the computer using world though there are not just logical increments up but vastly different builds for vastly different usages and I don't think this chart is really going to help them.
 

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Yup. So why don't you put together a chart like this for us HTPC'ers? I bet a lot of newbies around here would really appreciate that. I would too actually. Been thinking a little bit lately about stepping up to MadVR and maybe doing some recorded TV down the road too and it would be great to be able to see minimum hardware requirements and costs as you step up.
 

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I don't see a way to select different vendors to get the best price per component, or configure if a particular vendor (e.g. amazon, newegg) charges you sales tax, account for shipping costs, etc.

Pcpartpicker even lets you select a local microcenter, can make a huge difference in pricing. (though it doesn't always pick up the bundle discounts depending how they are advertised)


Its a nice recommendation guide to get a feel for what is in your price range, but can't see using it to actually execute a purchase.


If you know what you want, PCPP gives you one page with final prices and links to everything, all you have to do is whip out your credit card and log into the various vendors. (its a dangerous gateway drug lol)

Its also a nice way to fire off a "here buy this stuff" link to someone that wants you to configure a PC for them.
 

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The issue I've had with PCPartsPicker is they only cater to the big guys. If you want to use a small shop there seems to be no way to get that included without posting to the forum and getting it voted in and if your thread is ignored oh well.
 

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 example barebones that is similar to mine, though its missing about $50 of discounts
 

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Originally Posted by ElJimador  /t/1521123/logical-increments-logical-increments-logical-increments-logical-increments#post_24444830


Yup. So why don't you put together a chart like this for us HTPC'ers? I bet a lot of newbies around here would really appreciate that. I would too actually. Been thinking a little bit lately about stepping up to MadVR and maybe doing some recorded TV down the road too and it would be great to be able to see minimum hardware requirements and costs as you step up.

You really want Mfusick to make a chart? Every system will have a 4770k and a ASRock Extreme 4
 

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Originally Posted by StardogChampion  /t/1521123/logical-increments-logic...rements-logical-increments/0_50#post_24446850


The issue I've had with PCPartsPicker is they only cater to the big guys. If you want to use a small shop there seems to be no way to get that included without posting to the forum and getting it voted in and if your thread is ignored oh well.

I agree, definitely a downside and they are missing some vendors with good prices I use quite a bit, directron for example. I've yet to find a better DIY computer build tool though.


Some people only want to buy from 1 vendor at a time, its weird but I run into folks that just want to do 1 big amazon or newegg order and don't care if I can save them another couple dozen bucks going elsewhere. If they had a big gift card or store credit it would make sense, but so far its just been because they are "used to it" or similar irrational answers.

Granted these are the same kind of people that took forever to start shopping online in the first place.
 
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You really want Mfusick to make a chart? Every system will have a 4770k and a ASRock Extreme 4

Actually what I'd really like is someone to help him with it so he can put in all that stuff and when he's not paying attention his assistant can slip in WD Green hard drives under the banner of "Mfusick Recommends".
 

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You really want Mfusick to make a chart? Every system will have a 4770k and a ASRock Extreme 4



Nah ... In a month it will be 4790k



Perhaps i5 if your on a budget
 

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I agree, definitely a downside and they are missing some vendors with good prices I use quite a bit, directron for example. I've yet to find a better DIY computer build tool though.

+1 for Directron. They often have the best processor prices outside MicroCenter.


MacMall has really good motherboard prices.
 

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+1 for Directron. They often have the best processor prices outside MicroCenter.


MacMall has really good motherboard prices.

I also like superbiiz. Good prices especially on celeron and pentiums.
 
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