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What is a barebone pc?

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I see a lot of barebone pcs on ncix, what are they?
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They tend to be a case a mobo and a cpu and you will need to buy the ram and power supply what comes in the bare-bones computer varies

Depends they vary but it tends just to be a a computer bar a few compontants that you need to buy.
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Is it cheaper to buy one ot yo builf your own pc?
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It can be but depends on the parts there offering in the kit.
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Is it cheaper to buy one ot yo builf your own pc?
Sometimes they're cheaper, but only marginally so. You could spend a little bit more and get much superior components a lot of the time.
    
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Is it cheaper to buy one ot yo builf your own pc?
Yes and no, Yes because you tend to get a bundle discount because your buying more than one thing at the time.

But its always better to buy the parts yourself and choose them yourself not what some manager has decided isnt selling very well (because they are pants e.c.t) and made it into a bare-bones pc

Most people who buy bare bones tend to be looking for a cheap computer for mini server's because it wont be under much load and the parts wont be relied on as much as a gamers pc
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I started with a Barebones kit from TD. Had Intel E5300 Dual Core Processor, 2GB PC5300 RAM, PowerUp! "Gamers" Case, PowerUp! 450w PSU, and Biostar P4900 Mobo. Paid $200 for it 3 years ago. Yeah it was all subpar stuff. But I was desperate after my Dell Pentium 4 died in a smoky blaze of glory. All in all, it was an upgrade for me. I have upgraded my way out of it as you can see. While I still don't have a Beastly rig like some of these others here i am damn proud of my system. If you are desperate a Barebones may be the way to go if money is limited. Like it is for me.
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Yes and no, Yes because you tend to get a bundle discount because your buying more than one thing at the time.

But its always better to buy the parts yourself and choose them yourself not what some manager has decided isnt selling very well (because they are pants e.c.t) and made it into a bare-bones pc

Most people who buy bare bones tend to be looking for a cheap computer for mini server's because it wont be under much load and the parts wont be relied on as much as a gamers pc
Sums it up pretty well. It's kind of like a super cheap OEM PC.

It's only cheaper because it's bundled, but the parts won't be of high quality.
    
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In the case of NCIX the PCs they put together with custom parts and resell for people as bundles are actually somewhat good in parts selection, price and performance. Same can't be said about Newegg & TigerDirect in the USA. In some cases, esp. with individual part price match at NCIX, you may be able to get a better deal by choosing individually.

You can trust me with my NCIX-related advice as I'm a common shopper there at the local stores in Vancouver area
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Yeah Barebone PCs usually come prebuilt with a CPU, mobo, case, and PSU, but trust me, i was trying to save up for one then found out it was cheaper to get all the parts separate and build the PC myself.
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