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How much is building a custom PC in money and time and what if any are the risks. And if I decide to build my own what is the bezt of the best that i should get.
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Well a top of the range one, would be about $800 - $1000

And they arent that hard to physically build either, its just like a jigsaw, put the piece were it fits

EDIT: look in the INTEL thread were people have a budget and ask to build a pc. You can build a conroe for a fairly decent price nowadays.
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And if it doesn't fit there, don't do a Homer Simpson and hammer it in.

Should all be fine
    
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Originally Posted by IcedEarth View Post
Well a top of the range one, would be about $800 - $1000

And they arent that hard to physically build either, its just like a jigsaw, put the piece were it fits
Umm... $1000 will get you a nice PC, but no where near top of the range. I could drop $8000 on parts, easy. (If you include monitors and cooling and such)
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Realistically, about $2000 you could shame some of the near $4000 prebuilt ones
    
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Putting together a PC is like building Lego.

Just alot more delicate and expensive.
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Plus, if anything goes wrong, you have an entire forum to back you up
    
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post #8 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Namrac View Post
Umm... $1000 will get you a nice PC, but no where near top of the range. I could drop $8000 on parts, easy. (If you include monitors and cooling and such)
Namrac is right. $1,000 gets you a budget computer, albeit a nice one.

$2,000 and you've got something, though you'll still be pinched at the graphics card or somewhere else. It's a matter of cutting the right corners.

It's not very difficult to build a PC, but building a PC can be difficult. What I mean is when you're done, you'll probably feel you did less work than you thought you would while at it's hardest, most frustrating moments, building a PC does indeed seem hard.

Some builds go off without a hitch, others require patient troubleshooting.
    
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post #9 of 20
if youre spending $8000 on a PC you have over spent.
depending on what you want it for the range can go from $300 to $10,000

but $1000 will give a great overall system.

P.S.
I built mine for $600 one year ago and it still plays games like a champ.
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post #10 of 20
I didnt mean top or the range as in THE BEAST i simply meant conroe, and maybe a mediocre gpu. You cant deny that it isnt top of the range compared to most builds.......
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