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

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2 years ago#21
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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2 years ago#22
I've only built one. The one I'm using now. It took me about two and a half hours.
2 years ago#23
About 3-4 hours. I had help though.
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2 years ago#24
About 3 hours including installing Windows.
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2 years ago#25
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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2 years ago#26
Over a week, because the hard drive Newegg sent me was dead on arrival.
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2 years ago#27
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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2 years ago#28
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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2 years ago#29
i still remember it took about ~3-4 hours
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2 years ago#30
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