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I have a dilema can anyone help me?

By dragon63116 ·
I have recently been thinking about building my own PC. I can't decide whether to use a computer kit or to buy all the components separately. What does anyone else think and what additional information can you give me? Or is it just a personal preferance?

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by Stillatit In reply to I have a dilema can anyon ...

If you insist on building you own for the purpose of knowing exactly what is in your machine, I suggest that you find a reputable local store that puts together a configuration you like, talk to the owner, and buy all the right pieces from him, including the OS and whatever software you need. If you are trying to build a dream machine, let him help you and steer you away from combinations what will not work.

The big problem many people have when they try to build their own machines is that they are trying to save a bunch of money. The reality is that there is not much labor cost in assembling a PC today, so there is not a lot to be saved this way. So to save money they start shopping for the individual parts at discount stores and wind up with a three-year-old motherboard, almost-obsolete drives, and at least one board which will not play well with everything else.

From a money-saving standpoint, you can usually buy a good pre-assembled machine for less than the cost of the parts sold separately.

Good luck.

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I have a dilema can anyone help me?

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I have a dilema can anyone help me?

by Q2Ggirl In reply to I have a dilema can anyon ...

I concur with the first guy. The whole point of building your own computer is:
1)It's cheaper.
2)You can design it to your own specifications.

Find a good dealer, make a list of preferences for video card, dvd speed, whatever and go from there. Of course if you aren't sure where to start, you can check out the PC kits to get an idea of what you want.

Good luck and have fun!

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