Many of you out there , probably realise that it is cheaper to build a PC than to buy a pre-build. But local IT experts shared that it is possible to save extra dollars when parts are bought online rather than buying from the infamous Sim Lim Square.
Here is a few tips how you can save money building your PC from online parts
Generally, buying PC parts from Singapore are generally more expensive than buying from US.
You can buy from Amazon to save a few dollars, but i know you’re gonna say “Warranty its not covered”.
But take note, with the few hundred dollars that you saved you can probably buy a replacement for it if ‘something happens’ BUT with the money you saved its worth it, in other words let’s try my luck. If it’s dead on arrival you can always send it back for a replacement.
My personal PC was bought in from Ebay and Amazon which saved over $800 and often do you hear a Ram,Hard disk & comes dead on arrival? Its been 3.5 years and i’m still using it. Outlives general extended warranty that you need to buy.
Also it is not recommended to import the chassis of the PC becauses due to the size and weight the shipping charges are expensive.
Price review below with a sample build:
NOTE: The Amazon graphics card is with 3 fans while the local shop have dual fans. At the same time, the price on Amazon is still cheaper despite getting a better graphics card.
A Example Gaming PC VR Ready Build (All in Singapore Dollars)
|Cheapest Shop In Sim Lim|
|Motherboard and processor||Asus Strix H270F Gaming + i5 7600K 3.8Ghz||$549.00|
|Graphics Card||Asus GTX1060 Strix Gaming 6GB Dual Fan||$449.00|
|Ram||G.SKILL TridentZ RGB Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600)||$329.00|
|SSD||Samsung 960 EVO M.2 NVM 250GB||$189.00|
|CPU Cooler||Cooler Master Hyper D92 – CPU Air Cooler with Dual 92mm||$69.00|
|Power Supply||Corsair RM650i Modular 650W Gold||$199.00|
||Asus GTX1060 Strix Gaming 6GB Triple Fan ROG||$447.99|
|Motherboard||Asus Strix H270F Gaming||$191.00|
||i5 7600K 3.8Ghz||$327.00|
||G.SKILL TridentZ RGB Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Desktop Memory Model||$300.99|
||Samsung 960 EVO M.2 NVM 250GB||$169.00|
|CPU Cooler||Cooler Master Hyper D92 – CPU Air Cooler with Dual 92mm||$53.99|
|Power Supply||EVGA SuperNOVA 650w Modular- GOLD||$149.99|
||Asus GTX1060 Strix Gaming 6GB Triple Fan ROG||$419.47|
|Motherboard||Asus Strix H270F Gaming||$176.36|
||i5 7600K 3.8Ghz||$257.40|
||G.SKILL TridentZ RGB Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Desktop Memory Model||$282.52|
||Samsung 960 EVO M.2 NVM 250GB||$159.35|
|CPU Cooler||Cooler Master Hyper D92 – CPU Air Cooler with Dual 92mm||$31.98|
|Power Supply||EVGA SuperNOVA 650w Modular- GOLD||$136.01|
Sometimes Amazon might charge you import fees for the items so the trick is to buy them in different orders with $400 or less. That way you will save tons of money and get your gaming PC.
If you buy a retail pre build PC for the same specs. It would be a minimum of $2000 dollars.
So tell us what you think in the comments below.