Micro Center has just opened it’s first store in Missouri, in Brentwood. I got an ad in the mail yesterday for it and I have to say at first glance I was nothing short of excited! Looks like a NewEgg.com or TigerDirect.com, but in a store! It’s huge with more than just a computer junkie’s dream of over 5000 available parts, but also includes thousands of books, and software titles. They have big name pre-built PC, Macs, and notebooks and they even have a huge knowledge bar where your able to talk face to face with experienced tech and figure out whats best for you new PC or how to fix your existing one. I did a bit of price comparison this morning and found that the price difference is unbelievable!
Intel Core i7-920: Newegg – $288.99 Micro Center – $199.99
OCZ DDR3 1600 6GB: Newegg – $114.99 (after rebate) Micro Center – $79.99 (after rebate)
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (ST320005N4A1AS-RK): Newegg – $199.99 Micro Center – $179.99
You do the math, that’s a savings of $144, an average savings of $48, just on those 3 items alone. I’ve built several machines from scratch, bought a ton of parts and accessories, and I always use TigerDirect or Newegg. Sorry guys, but there’s no question here where I will be shopping from now on. Not too mention where I may be spending my weekends, lol -Greg