Dec 1, 2012
I am buying a PC from a site that basically lets you pick every single part, but they assemble it for you. It ended up being $2900 because I wanted 2 GTX 680s and an SSD boot drive. If I were to drop to 2 GTX 660s the price would be around $2400-2500. Is the extra $400 worth the GTX 680s or not? Here is the exact specs of the PC:
1 x Intel Core i7 3770K Quad Core Hyperthreading Processor
Overclocked to 4GHZ

1 x Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H80 High Performance CPU
Cooler System LGA775 1366 1156 1155 AM2 AM3

1 x Gigabyte Z77X-UP4-TH Thunderbolt ATX LGA 1155 3PCI-E16
3PCIE-E1 HDMI SATA3 SLI USB3.0 Motherboard

2 x Corsair CMV16GX3M2A1333C9 DDR3-1333MHZ 16GB 2X8 240 DIMM
CL9 Unbuffered *IR-$45.00*

2 x Gigabyte GeForce GTX 680 OC 1071MHZ 2GB 6.0GHZ GDDR5
2xDVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E Vid *IR-$60.00*

1 x Bitfenix Shinobi Window XL XL-ATX Tower Case White
5X5.25EXT 7X3.5INT PS2 ATX Bottom 4XUSB3.0 Audio

1 x Bitfenix BFA-ACL-30GK15-RP Alchemy LED Connect Lit Strip
30CM 15 LEDs - Green

4 x Bitfenix Spectre BFF-BLF-14025B-RP 140MM Blue LED Case
Fan 1000RPM 47.7CFM 20DBA 3/4 Pin

1 x Corsair Enthusiast Series TX850M 850W ATX Modular Power
Supply Active PFC 120mm Fan 5 *IR-$26.95*

1 x Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Edition 64BIT DVD SP1 OEM

1 x Crucial M4 Micron C400 SSD 256GB 2.5in Solid State Disk
Flash Drive SATA3 6Gbps

1 x Western Digital 2TB Caviar Green SATA3 Intelli Power
64MB Cache 3.5in Internal Hard Disk Drive HDD

1 x LG GH24NS90 24X SATA Internal DVD Writer Burner DVDRW
M-DISC Compatible Optical Drive Black OEM

1 x LG CH12LS28 12X Blu-Ray Reader & Lightscribe DVD Writer
Combo Drive

1 x ASUS Xonar DS 7.1 Channel PCI Sound Card 24BIT DTS SPDIF
W/ Low Profile Bracket

1 x Please Use The Onboard Network Ethernet Card Integrated
On My Motherboard

The *IR-$x* is the instant rebate the site gives. Thanks for the input!


Dec 1, 2012
Actually, I doubt its a scam. Its NCIX. On that handy website My exact build is priced at $2670, with no assembly (I don't think), no warranty, and that's without tax (~$100-200). And after assembling the computer, they do a burn in period that shows any problems. Fair price IMHO

Edit: Not sure on tax actually. And the price is with the mail-in rebate
well there are many ways to lower the price within ncix. they have at least 3 urls for the same item

and if you use their pc builder, its another way to get yourself ripped off. all you need to do is dump everything into your shopping cart, price match like crazy, and then select the 75 dollar assembly or the 50 if you dont require the neatest job ever

links to everything


use this link to price match. its 20 cents cheaper but who cares

CPu cooler

use this link


price matching should work fine since they both have the same MIR



price match with this

hard drive

video card

case: has a window instead of full sound dampening foam

power supply. non modular but you do save 50 bucks.

if you still want modularity, get this


price match using this

dvd drive

you still dont need 2 680s or 660s. and windows 7 ultimate is totally useless unless you are using bitlocker or you cant read english and has to use another language


Dec 1, 2012
Thanks for the price matching links! So now it is only $2100, with no assembly, and it is still a beast. Thanks for the help!