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post #11 of 24
Bit by bit, I still use the hard drives I got when I was using my socket A Athlon.
post #12 of 24
Build at first by buying all the "main" "core" parts at once (Saves on shipping.)

Then add on things one by one as technology advances. Or different kinds of technology are needed.
post #13 of 24
Blew my wad all at once. If I peice by peice , I would always feel behind , like It would be a constant struggle. just my .02c.
post #14 of 24
i buy new parts all the time. i usually upgrade 1 or 2 things at a time. if i were to build a whole new rig i would just buy all the parts at once but i have the money to do it.

Telling from your posts you probably do not. saving up and getting it all at once is better, that way you get the latest tech or at least the latest prices on older tech
   
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post #15 of 24
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Originally Posted by kkbob33 View Post
i buy new parts all the time. i usually upgrade 1 or 2 things at a time. if i were to build a whole new rig i would just buy all the parts at once but i have the money to do it.

Telling from your posts you probably do not. saving up and getting it all at once is better, that way you get the latest tech or at least the latest prices on older tech
It would be nice but I don't really mind, I'll get a fast pc anyway.
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post #16 of 24
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Originally Posted by Chris627 View Post
It would be nice but I don't really mind, I'll get a fast pc anyway.
alrighty then, bit by bit it is
   
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post #17 of 24
i built mine all at once, but ive upgraded slowly over the past 10 months. by getting it all together, you save ALOT with combo deals and combined shipping, my whole pc only had about $30 in shipping, getting it separately would cost alot more
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post #18 of 24
Wow, I'm surprised at the number of piece by piece. I did mine in three orders, in the same week.
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post #19 of 24
I went to Frys, opened up a Frys account and bought everything you see in my sig that same day lol.

That was last July, and I'm still trying to pay the stupid thing off. $1800 believe it or not.
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post #20 of 24
I always go bit by bit. All the parts seem to have a different technologically viable lifetime. Rarely is there a next-gen upgrade on every component at once. I just stick with whatever I have and when I start lagging behind in one area, that piece gets an upgrade. That being said, motherboard, CPU, and RAM usually all get purchased at one time.
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