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Post by Rrezz on 6/11/2013, 1:40 am

I was browsing for a relatively cheap gaming computer and stumbled upon a candidate.

I then stumbled upon another computer and it cost 600$ more and had worse specs from what I could tell.

Can someone explain why one computer costs 600$+ more then the other even though it has worse specs?

Asus G30 Gaming PC: 1700$ (Future Shop)

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Base Features
Processor Type Intel Core i7-4770K
Processor Speed 3.5 GHz
Processor Cores 4
RAM 16 GB
Hard Drive Capacity 2 TB; 128 GB SSD
Hard Drive Speed (Revolutions Per Minute) 7200 RPM
Optical Drive Blu-ray Drive Combo
Graphics Card NVIDIA GTX770
Pre-loaded Operating System Windows 8
Graphics
Dedicated Video Memory Yes
Shared Video Memory Not Applicable
Video Memory 2 GB
TV Tuner No
Display
Built-in Monitor No
HDCP Compliant No
Screen Size/Type Not Applicable
Native Screen Resolution Not Applicable
Touchscreen Display Not Applicable
Audio
Sound Card ALC887-VD2
Audio Output High Definition 8-Channel Audio
Speakers No
Speaker Wattage Not Applicable
Integrated Microphone No
Microphone Input 1 x Front; 1 x Back
Line-In Input 1 x Back
Line Out 1 x Front; 1 x Back
Digital Input Information Not Available
Digital Output 1 x S/PDIF Back
Networking
Ethernet Port 10/100/1000
Integrated WiFi 802.11AC
Integrated Bluetooth Yes - 4.0
Inputs & Outputs
Webcam No
Keyboard Wired Chiclet Keyboard
Mouse Wired Mouse
Remote No
Modem No
USB Ports 2 x USB 2.0 Front; 2 x USB 2.0 Back; 2 x USB 3.0 Front; 4 x USB 3.0 Back
FireWire (IEEE 1394) No
Card Reader 16-in-1: CF; Micro Drive; MS; MS Duo; MS Pro; MS Pro Duo; SD; MMC; MMC4.0; RS-MMC; RS-MMC4.0; SDHC
E-SATA No
VGA Output 1 Back
DVI Output 1 Back
HDMI Output 1 Back
Component Output No
S-Video Output No
Composite Output No
Other Input or Output Ports 1 x PS/2 Back
Computing Features
Processor Cache Information Not Available
System Bus Information Not Available
Available Hard Drive Bays 3 Internal 3.5 Inch (1 Available)
Available Optical Bays 2 Internal 5.25 Inch (1 Available)
Available PCIe Slots 1 x PCIe x16; 1 x PCIe x1; 1 x PCIe x8 (Share with x16); 1 x PCIe x4
Available PCI Slots Info Not Available
Available AGP Slots Information Not Available
Available Memory Slots 4 Memory Slots (2 Available)
Removable Storage No
Power Supply 500 W
Energy Star Qualified No
Software
Operating System Language Bilingual
Loaded Software Adobe Reader; Intel Rapid Storage Technology; Bupdater; SKYPE (Windows 8); Freshpaint (Windows 8); Windows 8 Games; ASUS@Vibe; ASUS AI-SUITE II; ASUS WebStorage; ASUS MX_Suite (Non-Touch Version); ASUS AI Charger II; ASUS Game First 2
Product Features
Colour Black
Width 21.6 cm
Height 48 cm
Depth 54.4 cm
Width (Inches) 8.5 Inches
Height (Inches) 18.9 Inches
Depth (Inches) 21.4 Inches
Weight 14.4 kg
Warranty Labour 1 Year(s)
Warranty Parts 1 Year(s)

CyberPowerPC Zeus Thunder: 2300$ (Walmart)

Spoiler:
Base Features  
Processor Type - Intel Core i7-3820
Processor Speed - 3.6 GHz  
Processor Cores - 4
RAM - 16 GB PC3-10666 (1333MHz DDR3)
Hard Drive Capacity - 2TB
Hard Drive Speed (Revolutions Per Minute) - 7200 RPM
Optical Drive - 12x Blu-Ray Player & DVDRW Combo
Graphics Card - NVIDIA GeForce GTX680
Pre-loaded Operating System - Windows 8 64-Bit Edition
Graphics  
Dedicated Video Memory - Yes
Shared Video Memory - Not Applicable
Video Memory - 2 GB
TV Tuner - No
Display  
Built-in Monitor - Not Applicable
HDCP Compliant - Not Applicable
Screen Size/Type - Not Applicable
Native Screen Resolution - Not Applicable
Audio  
Sound Card - Realtek ALC892
Audio Output - High Definition Audio
Speakers - No
Speaker Wattage - Not Applicable
Integrated Microphone - No
Microphone Input - Front & Back
Line-In Input - Back
Line Out - Front & Back
Digital Input - No
Digital Output - No
Networking  
Ethernet Port - 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet
Integrated WiFi - No
Integrated Bluetooth - No
Inputs & Outputs  
Webcam - No
Keyboard - Full-Size
Mouse - Optical
Remote - No
Modem - Not Applicable
USB Ports - 4 x USB 3.0 ( 2 Front; 2 Rear ); 10 x USB 2.0 (2 Front; 8 Rear )
FireWire (IEEE 1394) - No
Card Reader - No
E-SATA - No
VGA Output - No
DVI Output - Yes
HDMI Output - Yes
Component Output - No
S-Video Output - No
Composite Output - No
Computing Features  
Processor Cache - 10 MB L3
System Bus - DMI 5 GT/s
Available Hard Drive Bays - 6 Internal 3.5 Inch (4 Available)
Available Optical Bays - 4 External 5.25 Inch (1 Available)
Available PCIe Slots - 3 PCI Express X16 Slot (1 Available); 2 PCI Express X 1 ( Available)
Available PCI Slots - 1 PCI Slots (Available)
Available AGP Slots - 0
Available Memory Slots - 8 Total (4 Available)
Removable Storage - No
Power Supply - 800 Watt
Energy Star Qualified - No
Software  
Operating System Language - English

I realise CyberPowerPC is a brand name and all but I can't see how having a worse processor and graphics card still makes the Zeus over 600$ more?

Can anyone tell me why the Zeus is so much more?

Thanks.
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Re: Wtf Can someone explain this please...

Post by MerchTilIDie on 6/11/2013, 2:24 am

It's simply the fact of walmart knowing that they can sell it. Amateurs will pretty much always have walmart as their first go to, and they won't be checking specs, they'll look for what costs more because to them that means it's better. Asus is super reliable from my past experiences.

I'm currently rocking an alienware aurora. Was originally planning on building a gaming PC, which would've saved me a good bit of money and also could've gotten better specs, but I know I don't have the time for it.
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Re: Wtf Can someone explain this please...

Post by Rrezz on 6/11/2013, 2:35 am

Alright thanks.

Figured it was some stupid thing like that lol.
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Re: Wtf Can someone explain this please...

Post by Dual_Shock on 21/11/2013, 8:43 am

Both are over priced junk. Call me old fashion, or just call me cheap. Building one is the way to go.
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