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What do you guys think would be a better time to buy a new PC?

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Planning on buy a new gaming PC (prebuilt), based off previous years do you think 4th of July would have better discounts or on Amazon prime day? 

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you chose the wrong to forum to ask about prebuilts xd i can guarantee there will be at least one person trying to convince you to build your own

btw i think prime day will have better deals but i don't think ive ever seen discounts on built systems

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Historically, fourth of july has not been a notably good time for PC part costs.

 

In fact, traditional holidays rarely have any kind of discount for things like graphics cards, CPU, ram, etc.

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The best time of the year for deals on prebuilts(please don't) and computer components in general is Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Out of July 4th and Amazon Prime Day? July 4th is more likely to have prebuilt manufacturers selling them for discounts over prime day, but I doubt it will be anything substantial if at all. Amazon doesn't really sell gaming PCs from the big prebuilt manufacturers they are mostly off brands besides like proprietary prebuilts like HP and Dell, which I wouldn't recommend especially if you want to upgrade the computer later on.

Personally I wouldn't do any prebuilt, I'd wait for BF and CM and buy the parts to build it myself that would be the best way if you are looking for price to performance or discounts, prebuilts even on sale are generally very overpriced.

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3 minutes ago, ki8aras said:

you chose the wrong to forum to ask about prebuilts xd i can guarantee there will be at least one person trying to convince you to build your own

btw i think prime day will have better deals but i don't think ive ever seen discounts on built systems

 

I understand, but I've built my PC twice now and I'm much more financially stable atm so I rather comfortably purchase a prebuilt PC in general 

 

Edit: Unless there's a place where I can pick all the parts and they simply put the PC together without any hassle from my end 

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1 hour ago, Slugster said:

I understand, but I've built my PC twice now and I'm much more financially stable atm so I rather comfortably purchase a prebuilt PC in general 

 

Edit: Unless there's a place where I can pick all the parts and they simply put the PC together without any hassle from my end 

If you can build a Lego set, you can build a PC. There's at most 20 pieces. I got an ex to build one and it only took her an hour.

1 hour ago, ki8aras said:

if youre in europe, caseking.de does system assembly

Why would you think he's in Europe if the 4th of July is a holiday?

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4 hours ago, ki8aras said:

if youre in europe, caseking.de does system assembly

Only in America one would even think Independence Day as shopping spree time.

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3 hours ago, dizmo said:

If you can build a Lego set, you can build a PC. There's at most 20 pieces. I got an ex to build one and it only took her an hour.

Why would you think he's in Europe if the 4th of July is a holiday?

I totally agree with you on this with this analogy. Building your own computer is so easy and the OP has built two already. 

 

PCPartPicker is a great website to use when building your own computer as it checks for compatibility issues. I've used PCPartPicker to build my first build and the build I am currently writing to you now on. Now in terms of sales if you want to go the prebuilt route (I personally would not recommend), I'd watch the sales on different websites that offer them from time to time to see the offerings through a couple weeks or the year. 

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15 hours ago, CommanderAlex said:

I totally agree with you on this with this analogy. Building your own computer is so easy and the OP has built two already. 

 

PCPartPicker is a great website to use when building your own computer as it checks for compatibility issues. I've used PCPartPicker to build my first build and the build I am currently writing to you now on. Now in terms of sales if you want to go the prebuilt route (I personally would not recommend), I'd watch the sales on different websites that offer them from time to time to see the offerings through a couple weeks or the year. 

 

18 hours ago, dizmo said:

If you can build a Lego set, you can build a PC. There's at most 20 pieces. I got an ex to build one and it only took her an hour.

Why would you think he's in Europe if the 4th of July is a holiday?

Op said that he knows how to build PCs....he just doesn’t care enough and doesn’t mind spending a bit more 

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