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  1. #11


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    It's unlikely that prices will go up on major components, unless there is some major event.. like the typhoons that hit asia last year that caused hard drive prices to rise (but they're going back down again, and it had the side-benefit of spurring the reduction of cost in SSD's).

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  2. #12


    Chester U.K.
    Posts : 43
    Windows 8 Poo Edition (& Windows 7 Premium)


    Thank you for your suggestions , I will take them on board -no concrete decisions made yet!
    & with that I`m off to bed - its 2.00am here and I`m beat...
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  3. #13


    Posts : 2,156
    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    FWIW, did you know you can take some of the work out of matching components by either buying a "matched" DIY system or using the available systems to get an idea of what might work well together. I don't mean to imply that you couldn't do an effective job on your own. To get an idea of what I am talking about, check out what's currently available through Newegg. I am not pushing anything; just making sure you know that such opportunities exist. I certainly am not saying that you could not match appropriate components less expensively. But, worth a thought.

    Also, check out Maximum PC online. The mag "staff" puts together some dandy systems ranging from inexpensive, but impressive, to expensive and killer.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 1,353
    Windows 8 Pro/Windows 8 Pro/Windows 7 64 Bit64Bit/Windows XP


    Quote Originally Posted by znod View Post
    FWIW, did you know you can take some of the work out of matching components by either buying a "matched" DIY system or using the available systems to get an idea of what might work well together. I don't mean to imply that you couldn't do an effective job on your own. To get an idea of what I am talking about, check out what's currently available through Newegg. I am not pushing anything; just making sure you know that such opportunities exist. I certainly am not saying that you could not match appropriate components less expensively. But, worth a thought.

    Also, check out Maximum PC online. The mag "staff" puts together some dandy systems ranging from inexpensive, but impressive, to expensive and killer.
    I agree, you can get some unbelievable deals on some online stores when they pick out a range of components for you, and you can still build it yourself.

    I received a pamphlet in the mail about 3 years ago from this local computer shop on upgrade systems. Well I built this system for just a bit more than the regular price of the CPU, I was stoked.
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  5. #15


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    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    Yep, it's definitely a viable way to go many times.
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