How many of you self-build?

February 21, 2007 2:44pm CST
hey im just wondering how many people here build their own computers? i personally have built the computer i am using at the moment and it is a very rewarding thing to do.You are able to build a pc exactly to suit your needs and you are generally able to save money compared to buying a readymade computer in a retail store. So how many of you build?
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• India
23 Feb 07
I get it build according according to my specs , i tell the board make and type, the CPU , based on the consideration of FSB , and data and address addressing capability
• Greece
23 Feb 07
Thanks for the replies guys! i really think more people should get involved in this as it is a very rewarding hobby or just as a means to save money.. people seem to be daunted by the idea of building a pc like if i ever tell anyone i built my own pc they are like wow omg you built your own pc but when i explain how easy it is they generally come around to the idea.. we should all encourage friends and neighbours to get involved and not rely so heavily on large pc manufacturers like dell etc.
@merkava (1225)
• Philippines
22 Feb 07
I assembled all my barebone pc's. It gives me the power to personalize the specifications I find ideal. Of course the budget plays a big part in it. I hate it when pre-built pc's charge a lot and most of the junk they put in there are overpriced and near obsolete. Building a pc from the bottom up makes me know the possible capabilities and limitations of the computer. It also helps me regulate my money if ever I need to upgrade.
@lameran (1148)
• Indonesia
22 Feb 07
I also build my own pcs, I do this exactly for the budget reason, because as you said, build it is can make us to get more economics on our expense, in my country usually the one that using branded computer are those giant company, since using branded company is makes them more efficient on maintenance (just calling the brand technition) and get more prestige when saw by the customer and the others, imho.
@ebo_bro (190)
• Philippines
22 Feb 07
I to assemble my computer and some of my friends too. You put more hearth when you build your own PC like before installing the fan and heatsink I make sure the heatsink is smooth and shiny for better heat transfer. And I make sure all screws and placed.
• Philippines
22 Feb 07
i also self build as much as possible. sometimes I buy a used set and re-modify it for my needs and sell the excess parts. hehehe
• United States
21 Feb 07
I self-build my computers and also my brother does his too. Self-Building a computer as you said is very rewarding and can also most of the time get a better computer then the same as a Retail sold computer for less or about the same price.