buy a package or buy only spareparts?

Philippines
August 26, 2011 10:30pm CST
This is regarding my Computer TOWER or CPU tower. I have some funds now in terms of buying a new motherboard and processor and have it assembled to a technician, but the motherboard is not literally NEW because my RAMS, PS, and otherstuff isn't new either. On the other hand, i can already asked mom funds, which is not heavy now to buy a completely NEW package (w/out the monitor). we have two monitors here btw. If i choose the new one, my old casing (CPU tower) will be left behind for months as i save another money for it's new motherboard and it's processor parts. Guess, there's no problem saving for the additional.
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13 responses
@mspitot (3834)
• Philippines
29 Aug 11
I suggest you buy a new set of computer and you can also seel the old one that you have.
• Philippines
31 Aug 11
Hello mspitot, I am still thinking about that though. probably i am not sure yet as of this month or the next month rather. but thanks for the suggestion
@mspitot (3834)
• Philippines
31 Aug 11
Hmmm......you are really budgeting your money. That's good.
@saphrina (31740)
• South Africa
27 Aug 11
Hi sweetie. Rather buy the whole new pc, without monitor. It's cheaper than keep on replacing new parts all the time.
• Philippines
28 Aug 11
Hello Saphie, we still have two monitors stuck at home. the original plan was to buy a new monitor but now changed into buying a new Computer instead, and it's in whole package. but am still intrigue when it comes to replacing my PC at least just the mother board and processor. still can't make up my mind. have a nice day.
@saphrina (31740)
• South Africa
28 Aug 11
Okay, do this then. Get the whole new package first with LED screen, it will be cheaper , but try to get AMD, then. Then later, if you are still set on fixing your pc, you can, but i would say, save up and buy another pc with a screen. I know it's easier said than done, but go look online at the prices of AMD. They are affordable and it's good qaulity.
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
31 Aug 11
i already have told you that if i could only be there, i could help you think and decide better. and i can even help you assemble the unit. that's for no additional charges, except for the two way plane ticket.
• Philippines
31 Aug 11
Hello Neildc, am so glad you are expert in computers, I wish i can assemble it myself, how ever i feel not sure if i can put it right, so am letting the technician handle it. besides, i really can't wait for november or december
@Memnon (2173)
27 Aug 11
I can't speak for the Philippines, but I purchased a bare bones kit from a UK company, and bought everything else as separates to assemble myself. Provided that your new parts are compatible with newer moitherboards - and a new board will fit in your existing case, you should be fine to gradually upgrade.
• Philippines
28 Aug 11
Hello Memnon, Yeah i agree with you, the case is still intact together with it's fans, power supply, and RAms (4 of them). If i get to buy and make the motherboard and procesor to work then there should no other problems regarding that upgrade. besides,it's my PC anyways. have a nice day.
@o0jopak0o (6408)
• Philippines
27 Aug 11
Iif you already have a monitor, use your old cpu casing then just buy a new motherboard, ram, processor, video card and others. A good monitor would be about 10k php and the cpu casing about 1k php to 5k php. You can have a mid high to very high gaming computer for about 20-30k php.
• Philippines
28 Aug 11
Hello Jopak, DAMN! If i had money i wouldn't mind listening to your suggestions but those are pretty expensive and am struggling whether i should go cheaper than 6k or the brand new (w/out monitor) that is exactly different coz it's gonna take me a while to save. have a nice day.
• Philippines
27 Aug 11
hi LK, It is better to buy a new whole CPU rather than the parts just make sure if you are going to buy a brand new one they have warranty at least two years warranty happy mylotting
• Philippines
27 Aug 11
My opinion is that you should ask the technician to look into your old CPU to see if it's better to replace some of the parts. I would suggest that you would buy the parts that would be costly to maintain and keep the parts that can still be of use. Buying the parts would be better because you get to choose the best parts to be used in your computer which can make your computer faster than buying a new CPU that has no guarantee of a good performance.
• Philippines
28 Aug 11
Hello JustinBeltran, the only parts that are better replaced is the motherboard and processor. besides, it's my Computer and if i make this decision, then it would require my own money instead of some one elses. my monitors and other cpu parts are still intact, i don't want them to go to waste. have a nice day.
@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
27 Aug 11
Hi LetranKnight Well, I would suggest to consult the technician about the remaining age of the equipment that you already have. By this I mean, are they still available in the market today and if so are they affordable. The reason this needs importance is that you are investing an amount in maintaining the oldies. If the costs of mainenance is high or even the availability is limited, I would suggest to get it done and then sell it off to someone who is willing to buy out the older PC. (You can contact the places where they teach Hardware or even the shops that deal with second hand pcs as they make use of the functional parts). But if that is an emotional sentiment attached, I would surely say to go ahead and get it repaired - Even mine is here just because of this "sentiment"
• Philippines
28 Aug 11
Hello thesids, I have consulted to a technician on that computer shop regarding a pruchase of a new motherboard and processor. he said he can't conclude unless he sees this problem by himself if i bring the old CPU to him together with the damage motherboard and processor, he believes it might still work. it's a risk though, but it's my money too. have a nice day.
• India
27 Aug 11
If your old computer is still working fine means then sell it and get some amount and build a new pc, It you are making changes with you old pc itself then the upgrading will have no impact on the pc visually or in performance.If you are using a newer cpu then it would require higher heat fans so it is better to get a newer cabinet which has higher cooling environment.
• Philippines
28 Aug 11
Hello Macedon, I don't know selling it can be a good idea because the only parts that is likely a bit new is the power supply which my brother bought for me back in 2009 when my PC's old PS finally gave in and i didn't even knew about it. my CPU tower is still in good condition, with my keyboard, and mouse.
@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
27 Aug 11
I would prefer to buy a new package that has already been out together and everything is new in it. There is less chance of things going wrong and much less work because putting the spare parts together would be quite a job I would imagine. When it comes to electrical items I almost always prefer to buy new because I’ve been caught out before.
• Philippines
28 Aug 11
Hello Paula, I agree with you, but if i do that i will have to wait till October or November before i can buy something that new. if i had the money my friend, believe me, i would buy every thing that is only not new but probably the most advance available on that computer shop to boot. have a nice day.
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@ybong007 (6659)
• Philippines
27 Aug 11
It's now easy to own a brand new CPU nowadays but for practical reasons I think it would be better if you'll buy the lacking parts since you said that there are parts in your old PC that's still working. You can opt to buy brand new if you could dispose or sell some of the parts that are in good condition. It's a waste of money if you buy brand new and you'll let your old PC rot in one corner.
• Philippines
28 Aug 11
Hello ybong, yeah, it's really nice and cool to buy Central Processing now a days compare to the last time. the lacking parts may be replaced but definitely not new since my other parts aren't new as well. i still have some other parts that i would like to put it to good use. but am still struggling. have a nice day.
@jaiho2009 (39019)
• Philippines
27 Aug 11
dear LK, I suggest that you buy a whole set (by parts) at least you can upgrade it easily after sometime. Good to know you were able to save for a new pc... have a great weekend sis, jaiho®
• Philippines
28 Aug 11
Hello Jaiho-sis, If am going to buy new i guess i needed to make sure that i can purchase something that is completely new with the monitor, because the one that i've been eyeing has no monitor added to the package. am saving a lot lately my friend. have a nice day.
6 Sep 11
I suggest you to buy a new package since you have a much money to spend.