Should I just opt to buy a new one for more money?


My current computer, which is a Gateway, is about 3 years old now and not very fast. I don't even have a NIC card to get High Speed Internet. I am wanting a faster processor and just an updated system all in all. I see a lot of advertisements for new computers and low prices, but I have heard that it is cheaper to build your own. I'm not sure if I should try to build one, I would of course need step by step instructions for I have never built one before, or should I just opt to buy a new one for more money?


This question was answered on February 7, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

It definately will benefit your bank account if you would build your own computer.

You can get the same quality as a dell or compaq All compaq and dell are popular from their names, but get in a computer and you will see a hard drive a motherboard some memory a sound card in a every computer on the planet Personally I will never buy a computer Ever since I was a kid I would take parts from one computer install on a motherboard I found in that trash bought some memory bought a hard drive and went to the salvation army and bought a monitor and built a computer from trash to be the most powerfull computer on the block.

You can go to and type in " How to build a computer" and find tons of sites that will give you step by step instructions on how to build your own computer.

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Posted by Felix of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on February 7, 2003