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What should I do ?


mr-greenkey
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I dunno how many times you guys have been asked this question but no one has ever answered it for me and so I am asking now. Should I build my own PC or should I just get a pre-built one? I figured it's around £90 cheaper to build my own but I don't know how hard it is and I don't trust myself all that much so I suppose I have two questions - Should I build my own or get a pre-built one and, is building your own PC hard or delicate ?

Thankyou for any response :)

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mr-greenkey

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Yeah I did notice that it's missing some components but I think I'll contact novatech then to see if they can suggest any specific parts or if they have any more help for me because as you (or someone) said before I am a bit new and might spend too much or not get the right parts.

As far as I can tell it's just missing OS, GPU, DVD Drive, HDD and a keyboard and mouse which I can afford :)

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SparkyJack

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Spuds has made a valuable point with regard the additional cost of software primarily the operating system -and its attendant applications, which may possibly add a couple of hundred pounds to your expenditure,

So I would suggest that to get the machine built ands install a Linux system free to find your way around.

From a bare machine you will have to install from a DVD- so a purchase of a Linux magazine or as in my case a disc vis Amazon for £3 or so will get you started.

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mr-greenkey

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OK so again, I am suck back at square 1... should I just order one or should I make one because I don't know if the barebones I picked can fit 2 HDDs and everytime I add something to make it better or fix something someone's told me I've put wrong, something else comes up. So should I just order one off PC Specialist or Novatech or should I build my own :/ ?

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SparkyJack

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As I stated and Spuds[I think amplified]

There is plenty of help from Novatech and us on the forum

We all started from nothing[30 years ago in my case]

Just go and get a bare bones box a hard drive and disc player/burner for starters.

Run the graphics from the onboard graphics port.

Keep it simple

Then as confidence and wallet grows add the extras.

I suggest you tick this one as 'Solved' and order up the kit.

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mr-greenkey

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Okey doke. Buy the barebones that I want, HDD, DVD Drive and an OS and if I want to a GPU :)

Thanks everyone for all the help! I'll be sure to come to you guys if I ever need help again! :)

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johnnyrocker

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and good luck with your choice

johnny

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