Building a computer

Singapore
February 24, 2007 10:45pm CST
How many of you guys have contemplated or have tried or have successfully built your own computer. I have :D Share you experiences here !
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7 responses
@lyfhome (84)
• China
25 Feb 07
i have successfully built my own computer, it's not a hard work, it's easy like you can drive your car. if you want, you can do it. my experience is that you need do it step by step.
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@KaMlBob (786)
• United States
1 Mar 07
I started building computers about 9 years ago, it started just by wanting one. I had a great dumpster (yes dumpster) that my friend Sharon and I use to 'dive' in behind a computer shop and we would retrieve nice video cards, cords, mobos, memory and nothing was ever wrong with any of it. Sharon taught me so much about building computers and got me started, it was interesting to me and fun. To this day I think I have built about 15 to 20 computers from nothing, starting with just the case and power supply. For friends or their kids, I also have been repairing computers; upgrades and I tutor on computers also. I took several classes, but they were all very bottom, basic entry level classes and I already knew what they were teaching and then some. The coolest thing about this is, NOW my friend, Sharon calls ME up and asks me for computer advice! I don't think she even realizes how much she taught me!
@Taskr36 (13926)
• United States
1 Mar 07
That is awesome. I never thought of checking a dumpster behind a computer store. So many people mark a computer broken when it may be a perfect machine with just a bad processor or power supply. I can only imagine how many great parts you must have dug up.
@Taskr36 (13926)
• United States
1 Mar 07
I've been building computers for years now. I've built them for friends and one for my wife. I like choosing my own parts because I can be confident in the quality, and computer parts carry much better warranties then branded PCs. I also like choosing my motherboards since they are much more upgradable than motherboards in branded PCs. The first build I did was actually an old broken Compaq that someone donated to me library. Since my manager didn't want it I took it home, disassembled it, and put the parts into a new case. The only thing it needed was a couple of new IDE cables.
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@KaMlBob (786)
• United States
1 Mar 07
Ditto! You're right!
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• United States
25 Feb 07
The computer I use now is one that I built and I must say it was a trying experience for me. I was learning as I went and did find myself losing patience on several occasions, but got through the experience a happier and smarter person. Would I do again? Most likely cause even though I found some points to be annoying, I did enjoy building my computer and think that as I become more experienced I will eventually feel comfortable enough to build custom computers for other people.
• Singapore
25 Feb 07
Rated Positive :D
• United States
26 Feb 07
I built a computer for my mom and went crazy with it. I got a shell from my school and needed a few parts. I put in a new hard drive, upgraded the ram and put a dvd burner on it. She was very pleased. Infact I kinda wanted to keep it myself. LOL.
• Philippines
26 Feb 07
I built both my computer at home and at work. I like these kinds of pcs because they have more flexibility than branded ones.
• Portugal
25 Feb 07
Today it's very easy to make your own computer. You just have to plug every part in the right place, turn it on, and it's working. But I remember the time when it wasn't so simple. You would have to know a lot, and a lot of hardware have compatibility issues! But things evolve and now it's just too easy.