Originally Posted by Godfather
A couple questions on building your own computer:
1) Are there any For Dummies-type guides out there that tell you everything you need to know to do it yourself? I know you have to take a lot of things into account like electricity, enough fans to keep it cool, making sure all the hardware is compatible, etc.
2) Is it really any cheaper than buying one? You can get a lower-end computer for a few hundred bucks. It doesn't seem like you can get the individual parts and the necessary tools for that amount of money.
1 - Honestly, I don't know because I never looked. Computer are very simple though. The hardest part is finding out what's compatible with the system you want to use...and dealing with the OS (if you really aren't Tech Savvy.)
2 - That depends on how lowgrade you want it. But generally speaking, it is cheaper to build your own. Not only do you get to choose your own parts, but you don't have to deal with a lot of unnecessary software that comes from the ready to builds.