Motherboard Prices Going Up

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PCWizards

It really doesn't surprise me. Prices on individual "build-your-own" components have risen sharply in the past two years. We used to build a lot of systems both for ourselves and our clients. Now you can get a decent unit for around $400 that is comparable in specs to a low to mid-range custom build. RAM has practically doubled. I've also noticed accesories such as speakers, wireless keyboards/mice, etc. nearly triple in cost. Most of our business is now migrating users to Windows 7 boxes. Finding great deals starting at $350. It's sad to see prices for do-it-yourselfers get out of hand.

 

 

Greg Hostiuck

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gr3atl10n

its all because of Apples retal price fixing. Duh.

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drcrazyrich

l ld say its cuz of low ram prices but they dont really cross over tht way

but what about the board retailers already have in stock that paid the lower price ?

ah well as l ve looked at prices over the yrs we re paying less for stuff then 3 yrs ago and way better stuff too !! just look at videocards under $200 gets u some thing faster than 2 8800gt s

gotta like that :)

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Eoraptor

Yeah, this is what happens when the Chinese start getting uppity. Damned rare earths.

I think I paid... $86 for the Shuttle MN31/n that is still in daily use in my desktop box? despite being a microATX board, it had pretty much everything you could want on a motherboard except RAID (including dual VGA headers and dual channel memory) back in 2003. If I wanted a board, micro or full, with comparably advanced features today, I'd be easily looking north of $220US

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Fecal Face

Psh, who needs a PCB?

I say get rid of the PCB to cut the prices. Sounds like a good idea to me.

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SilverSurferNHS

You guys really need a proof reader.

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SilverSurferNHS

I'm not a paid columnist, article writer or editor. Go "facepalm" yourself.

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EchoFive

You also forgot a comma after writer. 

http://lolpics.se/pics/482.jpg

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SilverSurferNHS

It's not required. Go back to school.

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EchoFive

While the comma is not required, in this case it would be reccomended to clarify the ambiguity created by the noun phrase, "aritcle writer."  

http://blog.apastyle.org/apastyle/2010/02/lists-part-2-commas-and-semicolons.html

Do you realize how dumb you make yourself look?

I guess you could be going by the British style guide. LMFAO

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SilverSurferNHS

I look dumb?

You're insecure enough about it, that you looked it up and said it your self, "not required" (regardless of whether or not its recommended in its context, which isn't that confusing of a list that it would need a "recommended" clarification through a pause). Then proceed to insult me. How much lower will you go to disprove someone of something so petty if you're willing to try and outright insult them, after trying underhandedly multiple previous times?

So go ahead and be petty, make fun of this as well. Your pretty good at that (you must think you're witty).

By the way, it was a missing word and not a grammar or spelling issue i had with the article ("not").

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COMMANDER_COOK

Actually, yeah it is.

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SilverSurferNHS

Both of you need a grammar lesson, look it up.

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johnnyathm1

lol

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johnnyathm1

lol

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pastorbob

Motherboard prices have held fairly stable for the last couple of years. With everything else on the rise it isn't really surprising that they are following suit. With the recent increases in gasoline prices I suspect we will continue to see tech items go up throughout this year.

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