PC builder forum?

  DrScott 11:44 07 Nov 2005

Following on from wolfie's message, what do people think about a PC builders forum? I notice a huge number of questions about building PCs and what components to get in the helprooms, and wonder if there is now a calling for a separate place?

I usually end up directing people to click here but would it be nice to have our own little haven?

  i.tech 16:41 07 Nov 2005

I agree - I think a pc builders forum would make accessing information specific to this topic much easier.

  ventanas 16:50 07 Nov 2005

I can't really see the point now, it's too expensive. You can buy much cheaper off the shelf, or have configured to order. Its going to set you back £250 or more for a retail copy of XP Pro now the OEM's have been barred.

  Forum Editor 17:02 07 Nov 2005

Building your own machine is certainly rewarding, but it's no longer the answer if cost-saving is your sole motivation. I doubt that a dedicated forum would be a success - once the initial flurry of interest had died down.

As I've mentioned elsewhere, we're going to take a breather for a while now, and let the forum settle - at least until the new year - before considering any further changes. Thanks for your idea however, it will stay in our 'for consideration' list, and you never know; it's a brave person who says 'never' to any suggestion.

  DrScott 18:58 07 Nov 2005

FE for putting it the 'consideration' list. For me building is not cheaper, though not nec that much more expensive. Furthermore, you do have a better idea of the quality of components and a better clue on how they all fit together. Plus for the ultra geeky of us, the chance to build a water cooled system!

I thought the OEM license could still be bought for a completely new machine?

Anway, I thought I'd make the suggestion since I've often found myself answering 'build' questions. Thank you for the consideration.

  Forum Editor 19:06 07 Nov 2005

at Microsoft about OEM licenses in a couple of days time. After that I should have the low-down on the current official situation, and you'll be the first to know here, in the forum. Check my blog on Thursday for an update.

  wolfie3000 18:14 08 Nov 2005

Following on from wolfie's message, what do people think about a PC builders forum?

Do you mean me as i didnt say that i wanted a games forum sorry if it wasnt in referance to me or i did make the suggestion and forgot.

My memories terrible.

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