After getting introduced to Overwatch, I was hooked. For those of you who are still on the fence if Overwatch is worth getting into, check out Reddit’s elaborated discussion on it. Personally, this is a simple enough game for anybody to pick up; competitive enough for you to put enough time and get good at it.
Like how Dahugebigbang puts across – “Pfft. I recently hit 200 hours, and it still feels like a new game.”
Overwatch is a multiplayer, team-based first-person-shooter developed by Blizzard, the creators of some of the most popular PC games on the planet. Players choose a hero from a roster of unique characters, and then join a team to battle against other players across a variety of game modes. The game features a graphical style that feels modern while still reminiscent of many venerable Blizzard titles, and performance is relatively easy on PC hardware considering how good the game looks.
I decided to build my first custom-built desktop during Cyber Monday. As an amateur, I had to do tons of prior research and this is the main guide I used from Reddit. Using pcpartpicker, here are the parts I decided to go with.
Let’s compare Amazon prices to Sim Lim. You will see the stark difference in prices
Sim Lim: SG$360
Amazon: US$219.99 = SG$ 317.47
Motherboard: MSI Z170A Gaming M7 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
Sim Lim: SG$460
Amazon: US$179.99 = SG$259.74
Sim Lim: SG$169 – Older version (Corsair 16GB Vengeance LPX 2400MHz CL14 D DDR4 Desktop PC RAM)
Amazon: US$93.99 = SG$135.64
Storage (Solid State Drive + Hard Drive)
Amazon: US$179.98 = SG$259.73
Video Card: ASUS GeForce 8GB Dual-Fan OC Edition 4K/VR Ready Dual HDMI DP 1.4 Gaming Graphics Card DUAL-GTX1070-O8G
Sim Lim: SG$690
Amazon: US$394.99 (with $20 rebate it turns out to be $374.99) = SG$541.16
Case: Phanteks Eclipse P400 ATX Casing
Sim Lim: SG$125
Amazon: US$69.99 = 101
Power Supply: EVGA 650 GQ, 80+ GOLD 650W, Semi Modular, EVGA ECO Mode, 5 Year Warranty, Power Supply 210-GQ-0650-V1
Sim Lim: SG$159
Amazon: US$69.99 = SG$101
Sim Lim: $2286
Now we observe that Amazon indeed provides a 25% discount, however, take note that the exchange rates and fees are not included in the calculation. Paypal and banks charges you transaction fees and offer pretty bad exchange rate; this purchase was done via our extension that charges NO fees and at the “Google” exchange rate.
The total savings that came out of it was roughly SG$108 (compared to Amazon currency converter which allows you to pay in Singapore dollars, like we do)
That’s 36 plates of chicken rice saved!
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