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post #11 of 23
What? No love for prebuilt...

*sniff

Good thing I don't have one
    
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post #12 of 23
The prebuild question is best answered with a question... DO YOU FEEL OMFORTABLE ENOUGH WITH BUILDING YOUR OWN SYSTEM?

I'm sensing apprehension, in which case you may want to consider a cutom prebuilt system.
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post #13 of 23
Well, if you take your time and ask on OCN if you have any questions, you shouldn't have any issue at all putting a comp together. Jsut leave everything at stock and you wont have to worry about stability either.
    
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post #14 of 23
It's not that hard to build your own. 90% of the time if not more a "custom" prebuilt system is over priced. There are plenty of people here willing to help if you have any questioned that need answered.
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post #15 of 23
just sort out the parts here then have somebody put them together for you, if you don't feel comfortable. Think the cost is between $50 - 80 around here for the service. Believe me, you'll save way more than that sorting the parts here. I'm doing a build for a friend and made a similar one on Dell's site. It was $1,500 custom vs. $2,800 Dell. I'd rather do a $1550 build w/ better parts than $2,800 for something half assed.
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post #16 of 23
lol, I have a prebuilt!!

Well, it depends on what you do.
I didn't buy my computer, since my mother and father bought it for me, actually my mother, but I guess I just cannot get rid of it.

Many people here are computer enthusiasts, so we say build your own computer.

If you just need it for simple stuff and have no hobby for overclocking or taking advantage of your computer parts, go prebuilt. They are not as bad as they seem. Look at my dell, and my older donated dells. lol

Building your computer is easy, it is like putting a puzzle together, though could be precautious.

There are many people who build systems for others, so maybe you can find someone here that would do it for you.

Prebuilt computers could also get on the expensive side, but it depends on what you do and what you "customize" onto it. Like Dell... expensive piece of ... but I still like my computer.
    
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post #17 of 23
even if you want a simple computer, it's better to go custom. Some of the budget builds i've seen people do on this site are crazy. Like $400 for a capable gaming computer! wow. Only computers i'd get prebuilt are Macs.
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post #18 of 23
Build your own.

Some Canadian Retailers (that I have no experience with):

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And a link to what appears to be several
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post #19 of 23
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post #20 of 23
I guess it is better for custom built, but you also have to think of the time spent doing so. We have to take in precaution that the rig built might not work due to some mysterious problem. If he is in a need of a computer and wants it working out of box, usually pre-built computers would be the better way.

But after I started building computers, not for myself, obviously seen, I kind of started to flame my computer, but still... that feeling of being with it, still lies.

Go for custom build, I guess. The cheapest I ever made, which comes with everything you need: computer system itself, speakers, monitor, and etcetera, only 500 dollars. The parts were not that bad either since they were not the cheapest.
    
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