My computers on its last legs so I have decided to replace it. Ive got about £1600 to play with but I cant decide wether to buy or build. I have looked at various pre built makes but im not entirely sure what all the technical stuff means.Ive also been told that I can probably build a better system more cheaply. I play alot of games, use the internet and do the usual home computing stuff. If anyones got any suggestions it may well help me to get the right system that will last me a while and save me some money.
It is very unlikely that you will save much, if anything, by building your own machine. You won't get the bulk discounts that assemblers do.
On the other hand buliding your own will teach you a lot and improve your confidence, once you have ironed out any problems.
I have done both and, for me, the choice is ususally down to how much time I have available, since I'm never one to take weeks of odd moments to put the machine together, I prefer to put it together over a day or two!
kellysbouncas, thank you, and Yes Holly do seem a very good option...
As for the price of a custom PC...well yes they do cost more than a mass production PC..not only do to buying power, but your paying for top components inside your PC...for me its worth the extra. At to be honest a home custom PC like the spec's i posted above with all the HD etc will cost about £1200..fitted for you. I think that is great value, if that is what you want
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