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Old 10-09-2006, 03:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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after calculating the cost of a VDU an OS [namely windows XP]

is it still cheaper to build rather then buy =/

i wanna build purely as it makes the computer system more personal but ive run into the wall of costs

i mean these two units alone can cost £200 wouldnt it work out cheaper to buy from a retailer?

i know everyone will say no, but id just like soem facts and figures if you dont mind =P
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Old 10-09-2006, 03:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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No, it is cheaper to buy a pre built PC than a custom built one by your self. It is only cheaper when you start to move into performance PC's. (with Windows XP, you can do cheaper - just - if you go for a Linux OS like Ubuntu.)
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Old 10-09-2006, 03:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Their has been very few times in which I have not been able to build a comptuer cheaper then what I could buy.
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Old 10-09-2006, 04:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i see then what is the use in building "general PCs"?

if trifid is correct what would be the purpose?
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Old 10-09-2006, 04:34 PM   #5 (permalink)
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The experience of building one. There isn't much point but you do still get better parts. As soon as you add a graphics card it is cheaper to build compared to a equivalent pre built.
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