Computers! Did you buy yours or did you build it or do you use someone elses?

Building a Computer - I would love to build a computer
@shooie (4988)
United States
January 27, 2007 11:43pm CST
Did you build your computer from scratch or did you buy it from online or a store? I would like to build one from scratch. I think it would be fun and I could say hey I made this. I put it all together. I have wanted to build one for years.
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12 responses
@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
31 Mar 07
I actually had mine bought for me. I used to have a PC but my ex partner was well into Mac's I got a brand new Mac for one Christmas but when we split I had to pay the money back! I don't remember where they got it from, online I think. The only computer I have purchased myself was from a friend who built the PC from scratch!
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@shooie (4988)
• United States
1 Apr 07
do you like mac's or PC's better. I have never tried a Mac.
@emeraldisle (13146)
• United States
15 Mar 07
My first computer my brother built for us. We didn't have one until 2000. He sent it to us in the mail. Shocked us. It was great although had some issues. We finally upgraded a couple of years ago and bought them. By this time he'd moved down here and he upgraded his computer. He did not get a new monitor, mouse or keyboard with his manual upgrading but he did have a better video card and he spent more then we did for the whole computer with everything and we had a better DVD burner. He wasn't too happy at seeing that. He stated now he can't really afford to build his own because the parts are more expensive then buying the full thing where it used to be cheaper.
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@shooie (4988)
• United States
16 Mar 07
yes. the first computer I had I paid a lot for because I had a friend build it for me. I have bought a couple since then and each year they get cheaper and cheaper.
@nkife52 (207)
• Canada
29 Jan 07
I bought mine for pretty cheap, and then continued to upgrade it. It's pretty much a completely different computer now. That's one of the reasons I like PCs, because of their customizability. Also, if you know your way around a computer, it can be cheap and easy to build your own.
@shooie (4988)
• United States
29 Jan 07
yes I agree. I'm wanting to build one from the bottom up. I may try that in the next year or so.
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@missyd79 (3438)
• United States
29 Jan 07
i bought mine from Dell. it is a laptop. i do not think i could ever build one from scratch.
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@shooie (4988)
• United States
29 Jan 07
Dell is a good computer is what my laptop is as well.
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@Sailor (1161)
• United States
28 Jan 07
Well at some point I would like to have one buil for me, but the one I use now was/is being purchased from rent a center. This way I get free service for anything on this computer.
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@shooie (4988)
• United States
28 Jan 07
yes I did that once. It is easier than finding someone to repair them and not having to worry about them.
• Philippines
20 Apr 07
I bot 10 computers in a store, to put up a internet cafe! But it is ok if you build from a scratch, i think you can save a little money from the scratch??..
@shooie (4988)
• United States
20 Apr 07
I guess it really depends on what all you want in them.
• United States
20 Apr 07
I bought it from Staples. I'm not smart enough yet to make a computer by myself or even with a little help. That's why I just like to buy the whole computer put it together and get it hooked up and run it.
@shooie (4988)
• United States
20 Apr 07
most of the time it is cheaper to just buy a completed computer than it is to build them unless you know where to get discounted products...one day i will build one am sure
@caramello (4381)
• Australia
20 Apr 07
Our computor has been built from scratch but of course not by me but hubby. lol He also fixes others computors so could say he knows what he is doing. He sometimes goes to the "swap" store and buys parts cheaper but guess it won't be me who says "hey I made this!" lol
@shooie (4988)
• United States
20 Apr 07
lol... I want to build one at least once.
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• India
19 Apr 07
I brought it from the store.
@shooie (4988)
• United States
20 Apr 07
thats cool i bought my last one. i've been looking at the new ones omg so much they have on them now...told hubby i want one...lol
• United States
29 Jan 07
I use my sister's computer. She bought this one at Walmart.
@shooie (4988)
• United States
29 Jan 07
I had one from wal-mart was a good computer. I think I still have it in storage
@istanto (8572)
• Indonesia
28 Jan 07
I buy my computer in packages so I can reduce the prices I think you can built it from stratch but It will costly you more. that was your choice, your money. :D
@shooie (4988)
• United States
28 Jan 07
nods that is a good way to look at it. If you watch what you are doing you can build one pretty cheaply.
• India
28 Jan 07
y ai bot one from online store
@shooie (4988)
• United States
28 Jan 07
Cool we bought the two desktops and the laptop from the store. Now I want to build