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post #11 of 19
And if you wouldn't have to deal with the ugly deal cases and all of the random preloaded crap software
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post #12 of 19
After having owned alot of Dell machines (and Gateway back in the day I had a 486) I think that building is a better way to go about things for the long term.

The only draw back is that the first build is VERY TIME CONSUMING. Asssembling the parts, CHOOSING the parts, which components are compatible with others (like knowing an Intel 945P chipset doesn't work with Conroe for example)...

I'd say you won't save money by building it, but you'll end up with higher quality for a similar price.

OR, there are retaillers who will charge X$ to build it for you, so you just choose the parts... I know NCIX and Anitec in canada offer this service for roughly 50 bucks.
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post #13 of 19
Please move this to another section. It's not news...

DIY saves money but you need to know how to it .. Ie: If you misinstall a heatsink like I did and mess up your motherboard, be prepared to buy a new one...
post #14 of 19
WWHHHHHEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!is all i can say to building computers, it fun, and if you know your way around computer components, it should be pretty reliable......WWWHHHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!
post #15 of 19
Remember overclocking voids warranty.............But who cares
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post #16 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Selmer2
Remember overclocking voids warranty.............But who cares

Yeah, it does. Just don't tell them that you did, they won't realise.
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post #17 of 19
And with DIY you get a larger choice of parts if you are allowed customization. so you can get a slightly better/worse cpu/gpu graphics card to save a few bucks or whatever. you're not limited to the options you are given by the company.
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post #18 of 19
I had a Dell once

I wanted to upgrade and I started reading about building my own. After my knowledge base had gotten fairly good I opened up the Dell to find cheap parts and an un-upradeable MoBo and CPU. I paid $1600 for that Dell, when I totaled the parts myself I discovered they were worth about $600 (monitor included).

That was the last time that I ever purchased a PC.

Build it: but be careful, it is addicting!
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post #19 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by dannyyboii
Ahh...I see. Thanks guys. If there's anything else I should be aware of, please post ^^
Not trying to bust your gonads but check which section you are posting in next time, there are rules about posting in the news section and some people mightflame you about it (which is not my intention, just helping ).
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