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Price Increase

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by ComputationalThinker101, 13 Nov 2018.

  1. ComputationalThinker101

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    Could someone help me out? I recently decided to uprgrade my old gaming computer as it is in need of urgent replacement and came across overclockers uk’s custom pc build configurator. I put in my desired spec, which was:
    - i5-8600k
    - Gigabyte B360 HD3
    - Phanteks Enthoo Pro M Glass Midi tower
    - 2 Corsair Vengeance 4GB 2666mhz RAM Sticks
    - Coolermaster Hyper 212X
    - MSI Armour 8GB RX 570 OC
    - A 80 Plus Bronze 500W Power Supply
    - WD Green 3D Nano 120GB SSD
    - 1TB Seagate Baracuda 7200RPM

    The configuration originally came to a grand total of £825.83 with all of the offers on the induvidual parts that I was including in the computer. However, only yesterday, I checked and it says it now costs £935.83, which all of the same offers still showing, completely the same as before. Can someone please explain to me why the price has gone up by £110 with no changes?
     
    Last edited: 13 Nov 2018
  2. VincentHanna

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    Because prices fluctuate?
     
  3. Avenged7Fold

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  4. Ayahuasca

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    Could you not computationally think up a reason why yourself?
     
  5. ComputationalThinker101

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    I’ll check it out, thanks.
     
  6. ComputationalThinker101

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    Do you know when they might go back down again?
     
  7. VincentHanna

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    Let me consult mystic meg, and i'll get back to you.
     
  8. Semple

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    He'd be buying lottery tickets if he had that information :).

    Unfortunately it's just a typical market, prices go up and down based on supply and demand.
     
  9. ComputationalThinker101

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    Ok, thanks
     
  10. ljt

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    The biggest price increase on that list of parts will be on the Intel 8600k.

    Intel have supply issues due to having to produce a lot more on their 14nm node than they anticipated, so supply is tight on CPU's like the 8 and 9 series. It's going to be well into next year before they sort that out I'm afraid.
     
  11. ComputationalThinker101

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    Shame, I was looking at trying to get a new computer for at least the new year. Thanks anyway though.
     
  12. KarolW92

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    Can you not just recycle some parts?
    I’m in the process of overhauling my current PC however I’m starting with the most crucial parts (MB,CPU and RAM)
     
  13. Mr G

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    Why not wait till black Friday like many of us?

    I'm on the look out for some deals, mainly CPU, RAM etc... Memory will be less than £100 for a 16GB kit, already seen these going for less than £97!
     
  14. Webzta

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    LOL
     
  15. Steveocee

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    The overclockers website is scripted!
    Add items to your basket and don't actually go to checkout then it adds a % on to each item you look at after that as a punishment for not buying them previously.
    Devious isn't it?
     
  16. pandem0nium

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    I5k on a board that doesn't allow overclocking is a bit of a waste.
     
  17. xavierzzz

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    agree