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What's a better option? Building a computer yourself, or paying someone to do the job?

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April 15, 2014 1:43:03 PM

So what is it? If I pay someone to do the job, I'm not risky. But the problem is that if I want someone to do it, I must buy the components from their page, but I'd have to choose others because they don't have all.

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April 15, 2014 1:48:43 PM

I honestly really recommend reading up and building it yourself, you learn more about the components, and it can later help you figure out what you want/need to upgrade, fix or replace.

sites such as logical increments, pcpartpicker, reddit.com/r/buildapc, this site, and a ton of others can help narrow parts down, youtube is GREAT with tutorials, linustechtips on there can help with a lot of tutorials to name one off the top of my head...

Save the money and put it back to the machine's budget or back in your wallet.
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April 15, 2014 1:53:06 PM

vagrantsoul said:
I honestly really recommend reading up and building it yourself, you learn more about the components, and it can later help you figure out what you want/need to upgrade, fix or replace.

sites such as logical increments, pcpartpicker, reddit.com/r/buildapc, this site, and a ton of others can help narrow parts down, youtube is GREAT with tutorials, linustechtips on there can help with a lot of tutorials to name one off the top of my head...

Save the money and put it back to the machine's budget or back in your wallet.


That's true, I'd be more skilled for future upgrades and stuff... It isn't actually laziness, it's the risk... I actually would love to do it myself, but what if I screw any component? I guess that isn't very probable, but possible.

I'd also save money, true... But it's just €30...

Thanks for your answer! I might go and build it myself.
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April 15, 2014 1:53:23 PM

You can build a computer yourself bro. Most computer shops are ony good for parts, but rip off customers for labor. All the parts only go in one way. just do some research for about a month, and find some friends at your IT department at work or school that can lead you down the right path. If you have a frys or microcenter nearby, go there and they will lead you down the path of being a member of the Custom PC Master-Race. DONT GO TO BESTBUY!
Start with a solid/clear budget and have clearer goals of what you want to do with your computer.
I would recommend starting with an AMD APU system. Get an A8 APU, a mid size chassis, a 500 watt mid range psu, a mid range fm3 mobo, a 1tb hdd and 8gb of 1866 DDR3 ram. This system will be simple to put and has a lot of room to grow and expand. It will cost about $500. It is an outstanding entry level system that can do anything.
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April 15, 2014 1:55:28 PM

JustANewUser said:
vagrantsoul said:
I honestly really recommend reading up and building it yourself, you learn more about the components, and it can later help you figure out what you want/need to upgrade, fix or replace.

sites such as logical increments, pcpartpicker, reddit.com/r/buildapc, this site, and a ton of others can help narrow parts down, youtube is GREAT with tutorials, linustechtips on there can help with a lot of tutorials to name one off the top of my head...

Save the money and put it back to the machine's budget or back in your wallet.


That's true, I'd be more skilled for future upgrades and stuff... It isn't actually laziness, it's the risk... I actually would love to do it myself, but what if I screw any component? I guess that isn't very probable, but possible.

I'd also save money, true... But it's just €30...

Thanks for your answer! I might go and build it myself.


Give a man a computer and he will game for 2 years, teach a man to build a computer and he will game for a lifetime.
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