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View Poll Results: Ever assembled a PC from scratch???
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Ever assembled a PC from scratch???

Meaning that you bought all the needed parts and but it all together (so that the PC actually works )

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Yes, works better than this piece of crap I use at work
 
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Re: It It It It It.....

Kind of.

Had a motherboard and shell already, gutted it and then added graphics card, processor and HD as upgrades.....does that count

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I could never buy a "ready-to-use" PC from a shop (like Compaq, Dell etc...) You get it MUCH cheaper when you build it yourself, the parts are easily upgradeable (not like some compaq PCs) and you get just what you want!

My brother was stupid enough to buy a Fujitsu/Siemens (or what ever) PC (without display) for 600 ... went to see it the other day and came to a conclusion that I could of build the same PC for ~400 !!! with 600 I could of get him even a display!
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Kind of.

Had a motherboard and shell already, gutted it and then added graphics card, processor and HD as upgrades.....does that count

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No. I've meant to a couple of times, but both times found that I could get just as good a deal by building a customer-specified computer from Mesh. I've found them very good value, and they use top quality components too.
I still think I might build me own next time though, just for the experience.
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Yes, I built my main home PC from scratch.

It's not exactly rocket science, but I'm not convinced that it is that much cheaper if you take software costs into consideration (c'mon when was the last time you paid for an operating system??? )


(or am I paying too much for the components? )
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Did my first one when I was 15 I think - did a few in following years - then I got a laptop - harder to build them - easier to break tho
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Re: It It It It It.....

used to assemble all my own pc's - but not worth it any more. You cant beat Dell's prices so why bother?

Last 2 machines I bought:

Dell Pentium 3GHz
512MB RAM
40GB HDD
17" TFT flat screen

Price? 199 + Vat each (inc delivery).
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Re: It It It It It.....

I built my home PC, but I doubt it was any cheaper than a similar bought machine. The difference is I got to specify everything in it. What I could have bought for similar money would have been close, but for exactly the sama spec I would have had to pay a premium.

Not sure if I would bother again, but it was nice to prove I could.

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Re: It It It It It.....

Answering the question... Yes, many. I could do that with my eyes closed. This weekend fitted a new hd, new cables and one new case fan.
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Current Homebuilt

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My case looks better than yours.
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My case looks better than yours.
Prove it ... Probably some tarted up monstrosity, just like some Alfas we see on the road
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