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For all first time PC builders, this is your chance to enhance your knowledge.

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Computers have become a mainstream phenomenon, much attributed to the spread of the Internet. Most homes in Europe and North America now have some sort of Internet connection.

As more and more people use computers, the overall interest for them grows. Anyone who wants to learn more about computers and gain experience has several options, and one of the best is to build your own. It's a daunting thought for many, but it's no way near as impossible as first perceived. The DIY (Do It Yourself) market is the segment which has developed the most within the computer industry. The greatest advancements have been made concerning the usability and compatibility. Today's components are better than ever, the "home
user" is in the spotlight. We'd be lying if we told you that your first computer would be easy to build without proper help, but that's where our PC building Guide comes into play.

This guide will cover what hardware makes a computer, which components you'll need, and finally, how to build your very own computer. The aim of this guide is, in short, is to enable anyone to build a computer with very little prior knowledge.
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Not needed for us though.
    
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Would make a good Faq ... but not news IMO
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made me wonder about something though, if more people were edumicated and knew how to build their own computers, would that force prices of individual hardware pieces higher or lower? or would they stay the same?

i'd imagine higher, since there would be more demand for them, and since corporations wouldn't be buying them in bulk as much, but then you would just see other smaller corporations sprouting up with lower prices, it would be interesting none the less.

would have to be a pretty massive scale of people to learn to build their own computers and put the corporate computer building companies at a hardship.
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For all first time PC builders, this is your chance to enhance your knowledge.



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OH MAN, I remember my first build (how could I ever forget). It took me about 3 years and 6 builds/rebuilds to get fully comfortable inside a computer case. I read a guide like this in PC magazine before I ordered all my parts. It is easy now but there was definitely a learning curve.
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Would make a good Faq ... but not news IMO
But in FAQ, doesn't mean that it has to be an original article (written fully by the user) or not (just a linkk to another site)???
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made me wonder about something though, if more people were edumicated and knew how to build their own computers, would that force prices of individual hardware pieces higher or lower? or would they stay the same?

i'd imagine higher, since there would be more demand for them, and since corporations wouldn't be buying them in bulk as much, but then you would just see other smaller corporations sprouting up with lower prices, it would be interesting none the less.

would have to be a pretty massive scale of people to learn to build their own computers and put the corporate computer building companies at a hardship.
As long as there was enough supply, the prices should go down. Think of it like DVD's. When they first came out, there wasn't as much demand and not a lot of compitition, so prices were high. Now it's mainstream and everyone has it pretty much and there is a lot of compitition, so prices are low.

The more bulk they can produce something in, typically the more the cost goes down as long as there are ample supplies.
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