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Now I understand why people kept on saying "just build it"

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2 years ago#1
Lately I've been wanting a gaming pc (i had one it died and now i want one back; also, my friend built it for me), So i started looking around a different boutique vendors trying to decide which gaming pc i could get for cheap....Well none of them were cheap even the smaller itx/mini atx models....

So i decided i could do better on my own....even if my pc hardware skills sucked *** (as software engineer... that's a little bad on my part). So between Saturday and Sunday, I built my very first gaming pc.

It was hard, but it was fun. After firing it up and testing out my machine I felt good about my self. I've come to realize why people just say build it.

It's cheaper, quicker (somewhat), more bang for your buck, and I don't know maybe you'll feel good about it.
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2 years ago#2
Yeah imagine that, people who put effort into things get more out of them.

Amazing how that works.
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2 years ago#3
DaKingO posted...
Lately I've been wanting a gaming pc (i had one it died and now i want one back; also, my friend built it for me), So i started looking around a different boutique vendors trying to decide which gaming pc i could get for cheap....Well none of them were cheap even the smaller itx/mini atx models....

So i decided i could do better on my own....even if my pc hardware skills sucked *** (as software engineer... that's a little bad on my part). So between Saturday and Sunday, I built my very first gaming pc.

It was hard, but it was fun. After firing it up and testing out my machine I felt good about my self. I've come to realize why people just say build it.

It's cheaper, quicker (somewhat), more bang for your buck, and I don't know maybe you'll feel good about it.


Not only that, but when you build your own, you also have more control over exactly what goes on it (no bloatware), and you gain experience in troubleshooting, making you more self-reliant in the future when something goes wrong. People who build their own are typically more capable of identifying and fixing their own problems.
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2 years ago#4
I'd rather pay someone $200 to do it for me, so that I can just get drunk and eat chicken fingers.
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2 years ago#5
Ch3wy posted...
I'd rather pay someone $200 to do it for me, so that I can just get drunk and eat chicken fingers.


Chickens don't have fingers! :P
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2 years ago#6
Agreed. The other thing people need to realize is how easy it actually is (aside from needing some patience and taking the time to understand the basics), and how much you will benefit from being able to upgrade and maintenance your own PC in the future. It does not only save you money directly, but saves you even more money in the future if you stick to PC gaming for the long term.
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2 years ago#7
KillerTruffle posted...
Ch3wy posted...
I'd rather pay someone $200 to do it for me, so that I can just get drunk and eat chicken fingers.


Chickens don't have fingers! :P


...what the hell did I eat?
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2 years ago#8
KillerTruffle posted...
Ch3wy posted...
I'd rather pay someone $200 to do it for me, so that I can just get drunk and eat chicken fingers.


Chickens don't have fingers! :P


They do if you fry them.
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2 years ago#9
Ch3wy posted...
KillerTruffle posted...
Ch3wy posted...
I'd rather pay someone $200 to do it for me, so that I can just get drunk and eat chicken fingers.


Chickens don't have fingers! :P


...what the hell did I eat?


You're a cannibal, sir. It's un-christian and you should stop it.
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2 years ago#10
DaKingO posted...
It was hard



I'm curious, what part did you find difficult?
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