A recent article by PCWorld encourages gamers to consider buying a rig instead building one. This is mainly due to the current exorbitant prices of video cards and memory. PC builders acquire parts in bulk with a much deeper discount which they can pass along to consumers. Buyers can therefore save hundreds of dollars by buying pre-built systems. You lose the fun and freedom of building one, but you will be rewarded by a few hundred dollars, which you can spend on other things.
Amazon just raised their Prime monthly subscription from $10.99 to $12.99. The price for a yearly subscription remains at $99 per year. Prime Student went up by a dollar from $5.49 to $6.49. The yearly subscription for Prime Student remains at $49. Amazon Prime offers 2 day shipping and access to Prime Video, Prime Music, Prime Reading, Prime Photos and special discounts at Whole Foods.