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Barebones Computers

Updated on March 15, 2011

Barebones Computer

Build a Barebones Computer

If you need a new computer for whatever reason, you my want to consider getting a barebones computer.

First of all, what is a barebones computer?

A Barebones Computer can be various combinations of a partly assembled desktop computer. This could be a case with only a motherboard installed, or a completely assembled computer with no operating system. Or anything in between.

Most barebones computers that you see for sale have a case, motherboard and processor installed. This makes it fairly easy to complete the assembly job. Memory and drives are easy to install. In fact the most time spent completing your computer will be installing the operating system and other software.

You may already have a few parts from your current computer such as video card, sound card etc. You can add the parts first and upgrade to newer parts later.

The first thing to do is make a list of parts that you already have to put in your barebones project. This includes software as well.

Then go check out what's available on ebay, amazon, etc. There are many good merchant websites that carry barebone computers. Just do a search for barebones computers for sale a search engine such as google, yahoo ore Microsoft.

Find the best system that will work with what parts you have, or what other parts you intend to purchase.

I hope this information has been helpful. Enjoy and have fun building your barebones computer.


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