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Old 01-02-2005, 07:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Is it cheaper or more expensive building your own computer?

Im pretty sure its cheaper but my mum keeps telling me its gonna cost me more lol

Time to ask the pro's
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Old 01-02-2005, 08:12 AM   #2 (permalink)
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If you build it yourself then you can find the cheapest prices on each part...as long as you know what your doing.
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Old 01-02-2005, 09:32 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Building it give you more for less. Besides what do moms know about computers.
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Its is cheaper but in the UK you have to pay VAT (as you should know). If you want to make it really cheap the import it from europe.
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Old 01-02-2005, 09:58 AM   #5 (permalink)
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hmm then you have to pay hefty delivery charges and possbily import tax.
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Old 01-02-2005, 12:19 PM   #6 (permalink)
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it seems like everyone is building computers these days... I started when I was 14

but these days 11 year olds are buying parts...
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Old 01-02-2005, 12:26 PM   #7 (permalink)
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It is alot cheaper to build your own pc. I also started when I was 14 (and i still am, lol)
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Old 01-02-2005, 12:33 PM   #8 (permalink)
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is it difficult?

ive never built a computer before and it seems fairly simple. Hardest bit for me would probaly be getting the OS installed i think and fiddling with the BIOS.
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gamingslave, where do you get the imports from ?
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Actually, if you want a "junker" you should probably buy a premade one because you can get some of those for dirt cheap. As for building a mediocre~hardcore computer, you'll want to build your own definitely. I built a computer that cost me about $1400 or so including a flat panel LCD. If you were to buy the same thing from a company, it'd cost you over $2500 or $3000.
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