Mirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7459 posts, RR: 60
Reply 2, posted (14 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2057 times:
I would if I knew how.
But I wouldn't even know where to start. Besides, if I made one minute mistake, I'd be screwed with no help and zero support. In fact, my brother's friend offered to hook me up with a killer system, but do you really just give someone $1500, let's say, and hope for the best? Tough call.
I appreciate your thought but how would I go about it? I am just assuming that liability would be a non issue if I did it myself, but that's a huge risk, right?
How easy is it to just build a computer??
Anyway, back to my original query: has anyone else heard of this? The prices to drop?
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Watewate From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 2284 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (14 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2043 times:
It's really not that hard to build a system on your own. If you're concerned, buy the motherboard, memory, cpu and the case all at one dealer. They'll put them together for you at NO cost. All the other components are a matter of snapping them in and hooking up cables. I noticed that most novice builders are worried about getting the motherboard and cpu together- and if you do as I say, you won't get your hands dirty and save a bundle at the same time.
Shipping is costly, and operating system is a waste of money if you own a system already.
You can easily save a couple hundred dollars if you build your own.
Mls515 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 3081 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (14 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2040 times:
>>>but do you really just give someone $1500, let's say, and hope for the best?
No. You give them $500 and hope for the best. If you already have a nice monitor, keyboard, mouse, etc all you really need is a new case, new motherboard, new processor, probably want new memory and maybe a few other things, it's hard to be certain of what you want or need.
The reason why the Gateways and Dells are more expensive is:
1. They offer support.
2. They actually have to pay for the software.
$500 would upgrade most people to a nice Athlon system right now and there'd be money left over to upgrade a few other things like memory or hard drive. The reason I'll never buy a system like a gateway or dell, other than because I know how to build one, is that the packages they offer aren't flexible enough. You get stuck with more than you need sometimes or else you get stuck with junk components.