Not sure if it's just that I'm used to the prices in the states or what, but I'm putting together a PC up here in Canada, and it's seeming...well, really expensive. (and yes, I did take in to account the exchange rate)
It probably has part to do with the fact that I have to buy a monitor also, as I don't have a spare one (anymore, since I moved).
Here's the comp's specs:
AMD ATHLON 64 2800+ PROCESSOR S754 1.8GHZ 512KB L2 CACHE RETAIL BOX 3YR. MFR. WARRANTY $186.98
GIGABYTE K8NS NFORCE3 250 ATHLON64 S754 ATX DDR AGP 5PCI SATA SOUND LAN MOTHERBOARD $98.77
INFINEON 512MB PC3200 DDR400 184PIN OEM $91.63
TSUNAMI GEMINI II GE-46 18IN 4X5.25 1X3.5 6X3.5INT USB AUDIO BLACK 400W $42.57
MAXTOR 200GB HARD DRIVE 7200RPM 8MB 8.5MS ATA133 W/ FDB QUIET OEM *3YR WARRANTY* $141.45
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 128MB AGP8X VGA DVI TV OUT OEM VIDEO CARD $128.80
VIEWSONIC E70 17IN 16VIS 0.27MM 1280X1024 MPRII $167.16
BENQ DW1620-BK DVD+-RW 16X4X16 DUAL LAYER +R 2.4X BLACK IDE OEM W/ SW $83.30
$940.66- subtotal CAD
$758.54- subtotal converted to american
$1,121.21—total price (with tax/shipping)
It's a really nice computer overall.....but am I getting gipped really bad here? The end price, 1,121.21 is with 7% GST and shipping all included.....So what'd'ya think?
The site I got these prices from was http://ncix.com/