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Hi, I am basically wondering which would be cheaper? Buying the parts all at once, or buying them seperately overtime? (Don't worry I can stand seeing them everyday and not being able to use them lol)
post #2 of 26
Never buy over time. The $$$ half life of PC parts is short, and is never an investment. Things of this sort, including houses, etc are always a liability.

Buy it all at once. Or within a short timeframe.
 
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What do you mean the $$$ half life of PC Parts is short?

I cannot stand waiting to save up. I want to build my PC as soon as possible!
post #4 of 26
Buy them all at once.
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Buy all at once
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Yea I would but, ya see I was wondering which would be cheaper?
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Originally Posted by iNovaΒ View Post

Yea I would but, ya see I was wondering which would be cheaper?

It would cost the same if you buy the same parts

Unless you buy older parts

Trust me save up it always works better that way then a pile of parts laying around you cant use
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What do you mean the $$$ half life of PC Parts is short?

I cannot stand waiting to save up. I want to build my PC as soon as possible!

If by buy parts over time you mean buy the core part of the build (RAM, motherboard, CPU, GPU, case, at least 1 hard drive, and PSU) and then add in additional drives, peripherals, monitors, crossfire/SLI GPUs, whatever, then sure. But if you buy a motherboard this month, and then a GPU the next or something to that extent, then:

1) You've just wasted money because the parts will surely be on sale or permanently drop in price within that time frame
2) You're outside a 30-day return window for RMAs from the store
3) You'll have a pile of parts that you can't do anything with because you have two whole components

I understand the impatience, but I personally really regret building my rig when I did and with the knowledge I have now. I essentially wasted $50 on a GPU/wasted a potential performance increase, I bought a crap PSU, I should have bought an 83x0... Give it some time and save up, and while you're doing so, read and ask questions. It'll just be that much more satisfying when you build it.
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post #9 of 26
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Can't I just buy the things that don't change as much first, then the major things?

Also, what are the risks of Buying Overtime?

What are the risks of Buying all at once?
post #10 of 26
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Also, I am lucky when it comes to buying stuff (knock on wood) as nothing I bought or has been shipped to me broke yet or has worn out from me storing it, I will also be moving in April, thats the only place I am moving my Parts if I buy them overtime.... Even then I tend to take extremely good care of the things I value the most, so they won't just be thrown in the trunk of a Car and be moved, I will be carrying them personally, except the case of course, cause thats harder to damage.

EDIT: They will be stored in my room, not just some storage basement, so no worries on storage if I buy them overtime.
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