The weak rand negatively affects many aspects of our lives in South Africa. One such aspect is the price we pay for imported goods, like PC parts.
This means PC builders and gamers must constantly be on the lookout for the best deals, as prices rise with time.
But what is a good deal on a new Intel Skylake i7 CPU? And do you know if you are being ripped off when buying an Nvidia GTX 980 Ti?
Take our quick quiz below to see if you have a grasp of the current price of PC components in South Africa.
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The Strix Edition GTX 980 Ti sells for around R12,800 in SA.Incorrect
The Strix Edition GTX 980 Ti sells for around R12,800 in SA.
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Believe it – it costs more than some second-hand cars.Incorrect
Believe it – it costs more than some second-hand cars.
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For just over R5,000, you can own Intel’s latest i7 CPU.Incorrect
For just over R5,000, you can own Intel’s latest i7 CPU.
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Did we mention it has eight cores?Incorrect
Did we mention it has eight cores?
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Another pricey piece of tech for the PC gamers out there.Incorrect
Another pricey piece of tech for the PC gamers out there.
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DDR4 is the latest in RAM tech – how much would you pay for a Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB DDR4-3000 kit?Correct
32GB may be a bit much, even for hardcore PC gamers.Incorrect
32GB may be a bit much, even for hardcore PC gamers.
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One of the cheaper components on display today.Incorrect
One of the cheaper components on display today.
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It’s time for a UHD screen – how much would you pay for a Samsung 28″ LED UHD 1ms monitor? (U28D590D)Correct
Perhaps buying a large-screen LED TV is a better option?Incorrect
Perhaps buying a large-screen LED TV is a better option?
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SNR up to 116db, according to the advert.Incorrect
SNR up to 116db, according to the advert.
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How cool does that skull look?Incorrect
How cool does that skull look?