Do you like to assemble PC by youself or just pick one from a compuet store?

@windhair (498)
Germany
April 29, 2007 8:38am CST
Which way do you prefer? Build you own machine or pick one from the store, or a branded type from Dell or HP? Severa years ago, I like to build my own machine, where I learn some news about computer chips and othre compartments. It is time consuming to select the proper one, but it is real interesting thing to understand all the knowledge inside that cold box. But now, I do not have enough time read all this things, I begin to prefer the recommanded branded machines, which has tested good performance and nice service, yes, it is a little bit expensive , but it is worth.
8 responses
@darkness01 (1304)
29 Apr 07
I would never buy a pre-built branded pc such as dell or hp because they overcharge for their computers and the computers they sell for the price they sell them at are not as good as they should be. In the next few weeks i am going to ordering a pc that i personally decided what went into it. If you were to ask Dell or Hp for the pc i have made they would charge much much more than i am paying for it. There are many people though who do not have the knowledge, time or confidence to build a pc themselves and thats why companies such as Dell and HP can get away with overcharging for computers which can be built for a smaller price.
@windhair (498)
• Germany
29 Apr 07
Yes, that is how they find the profit. I only buy it when I find the time spend on the selection of compartments and testing is much more then what I can earn at these time. Or, I have enough spare time.
@laila675 (528)
• United Arab Emirates
9 May 07
since i'm not a professional in computers, it will be wise for me to have the assembled one. but i'm keen on learning about it, so that whenever there will be a problem with my PC it will be easy for me to fix it than to take to a shop and give me a high price for the service alone.
• India
8 May 07
yes i am agree and prefer to purchase a branded one than assembled one as in branded pc you also have a warrenty limit and you need not to worry about any problem related to your pc for some days
• India
30 Apr 07
I assemble my own desktop systems but when it comes to laptops i buy hem from stores. Latest addition has been a dell computer . The xps type, looks pretty slick and stylish.
• India
29 Apr 07
assembling pc is a easy task. just you need a little knowledge. adn operating system. assenbling is better in the sence that we can choose and can enjoy the perfect combination we want. second is that assembled ic more cheaper than branded.
• Indonesia
29 Apr 07
no, i never by redy set pc from such brabds they're prices are very expensive then i assemble myself
@salman87 (18)
• Bahrain
29 Apr 07
well i like to assemble it my self, because..by this way u get gud knowlede abt what are u uo to. and me my self i just made my new system.. and i purchased all the parts frm different shops..and asembled them.. because..i dont like the ready made PC`s ...coz most of them dont have the specs i want..so i prefer to assemble..it ur self.
@evlo173 (435)
• United States
29 Apr 07
I rather build a PC, so I can understand how to put together and know exactly what componets are in a PC.If one component breaks, I can replace it without replacing the whole PC.But, it takes time to build a PC, and there is no support calls.If I buy It from the store, and it breaks down within a month, theres a warranty on the product and support calls,and I can't choose what components goes into a store brought PC.Now that's expensive. Building a PC is less expensive.