Desktops: Build a New One or Buy a System?

United States
January 24, 2008 11:56pm CST
I am currently working with a laptop, but as we are looking to move into a Condo later on this year I am working on getting my wife and I a desktop that can be used as a more permanent system for us. The question is whether or not I should build one from separate parts of if a pre-made system is better. I don't have much time to tinker, but I would like a good system that I can upgrade when necessary and still have good parts in it now. Which way would you go about getting a new PC?
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@korn501 (135)
• United States
26 Jan 08
I would reccomend you build your own computer. I build my computer back in 2001 and it is still up to speed. I spent around 1100 bucks. Just try to get the newest and best price items online or at a local computer shop. I used pricewatch.com to get the most for my buck.
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@bikespot (484)
• Canada
25 Jan 08
I'm not completely sure if its cheaper , i would say yes. I'm going to build my own desktop soon , i rather build mine because then i know what i am getting and of course you can pick exactly what you want. Unless i see a good computer out there with a good price then i might buy it from the company , but other than that i think they cost to much. From what i am seeing i could build my pc cheaper than what the company sells it for. If you do build , do you know what to do? What goes where , and all that? If not you can find all this information on the web. It's not that hard, as long as you know some technical stuff. Good luck on the build/buy.
@lucgeta (925)
• France
27 Jan 08
The price advantage of building one has long gone. You could make a little cheaper and then spend the savings in one Microsoft OS overpriced for retail - OEM got it dirty cheap. So, building one is now restricted to high-performance systems, customizable and expandable. Systems sold in stores and not expandable anymore to save on components.