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Why Don't Prebuilts Let You Pick A Power Supply?

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#1 Ryan 3000

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Posted 21 August 2007 - 10:51 AM

I have built several computers using Dell and I have to say I'm a little annoyed that they don't let me pick my own power supply. We all know they pick the cheap-as-free option. How come I don't get input on this?
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Posted 21 August 2007 - 11:18 AM

You don't get to pick it, because they already have bought the massive quantities ahead of time to get the best price wholesale. Just like you don't get to pick a better case, or motherboard. Thats why it's called prebuilt. They will build it from 'their' stock, not your choice. Everything is pre arranged and how they can pre price it from their stock in house.

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Posted 21 August 2007 - 11:34 AM

Dell also uses proprietary parts that are non ATX and you will have to purchase replacement parts from them or do a serious work around.

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