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How long did it take you to assemble your very first PC?

#21Digital StormPosted 9/18/2013 12:58:59 PM
Dunno, that was like seventy-five plus builds ago. I probably set aside a few hours as I usually do, no real reason to rush things, it's not a contest and the only award is potentially busted equipment.
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#22maybecallsPosted 9/18/2013 1:02:55 PM
I've only built one. The one I'm using now. It took me about two and a half hours.
#23bear720Posted 9/18/2013 1:31:35 PM
About 3-4 hours. I had help though.
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#24TheFeshPincePosted 9/18/2013 1:37:53 PM
About 3 hours including installing Windows.
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#252Dhas_a_MIGRANEPosted 9/18/2013 1:40:34 PM
2-3 hours. I did a test build outside the case that added some time and I had a problem with my HDD and DVD drive both being plugged into SATA 3 which confused the BIOS when installing the OS.
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#26ZukkusPosted 9/18/2013 1:41:56 PM
Over a week, because the hard drive Newegg sent me was dead on arrival.
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#27PhilOnDezPosted 9/18/2013 1:42:02 PM
Ch3wy posted...
That's weird how everyone's time is longer when they're not trying to convince someone to avoid prebuilts.


I don't think anyone says the first time is fast, they just say "Spend the time to learn how to do it right the first time." Even then, how much is your time worth to be worth a $1-300 premium?

My first build took me about 8 hours from start to finish though all my parts didn't arrive at once, 4-5 would probably be a better estimate of total time spent. Installing the heatsink later took me about an hour and a half, I had to completely take it apart and put it back together, shy of mounting my drives.
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#28QuantumMechonisPosted 9/18/2013 1:44:14 PM
Somewhere around 3 to 4 hours, including taking time to do a little cable management, but not including installing Windows and such.
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#29pairenoidPosted 9/18/2013 1:44:32 PM
i still remember it took about ~3-4 hours
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#30johnny_payPosted 9/18/2013 1:45:49 PM
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