acsguitar wrote:Using Newegg is the way to go..I've built probably 10 computers via newegg...
its the way to go...as for buying software...well...yea I don't have issues with that
All of the prices I use are using Newegg, I just don't see the point of building your own computer when the price of pre-built computers are soooo cheap right now. Even if you do some basic upgrades to imrove the pre-built computers you're still ahead.
I think building your own computer used to be cheaper, however, it's not really the case anymore with the computer market where it is now.
I think that building your own computer is one of the best things you can do because it teaches you how things work and you will be able to fix most of your own problems and it just feels good knowing you built something.
Another thing to consider with building your own PC is that you won't have technical support or anything when something goes wrong. You can't just bring your computer into circuit city, best buy, frys, etc...
Well here is my point about building your own computer.
A: You get what you need no added junk
B: You get better parts!!! They don't break as easily.
C: You allow people like my, tech support, to have some peace of mind by actually learning about the tool you are using.
Ok now you've made me spec out a computer see what you have done!! Now these are straight off of neweggs sites. Just doing it quick. Could be done cheaper or more expensive
OS: Windows (find a copy not hard)
CPU: AMD X2 4200 $357
HDD: 400GB Western Digital Drive $180
Motherboard: Gigabyte 939 Socket board $61
RAM: 2 GB Patriot memory $152
Video Card: EVGA 7800gt 256mb $300
DVD/CD Burner: $40
Case and Powersupply: $50 500 wat powersupply and cheap case.
Ok so that PC is $1,140
its a bit overkill as well. Probably don't need a 400 gb drive, a 7800gt, or 2 gigs of top of the line ram.
You could probably drop 300 bucks off of this system and still have a slamming system.
Truthfully you could drop almost 200 bucks off of that processor and still have a sweet computer.
Anyways yea thats my bit of info