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Did you build the computer you use or did you buy it?

  1. BraidedZero profile image90
    BraidedZeroposted 5 years ago

    Did you build the computer you use or did you buy it?

    If you had it custom built or bought through a store. Or whether you bought the parts and built it yourself.

  2. Andrew Shepard profile image60
    Andrew Shepardposted 5 years ago

    I bought the parts and assembled it, it costed me about 400$ so it's not flashy but If it brakes I can just build a new one really easy.

    1. BraidedZero profile image90
      BraidedZeroposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Buying the parts and building your own computer is a lot cheaper. So if you spent $400 on parts that means the computer on the market is about $550 to $700. So not bad at all.

  3. Crewman6 profile image73
    Crewman6posted 5 years ago

    I built my previous one from parts ordered.  It lasted 7 years and still going, but was becoming too obsolete.  So my family pooled their resources and bought my current one as a birthday gift.  It's pretty good, with any luck I'll be using it for at least another 7 years!

    1. BraidedZero profile image90
      BraidedZeroposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      If you take care of the computer and do the routine maintenance on it there is no reason why it couldn't last 12 years!! Just keep up with virus scanning software and defragment those hard drives.

    2. Crewman6 profile image73
      Crewman6posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      As far as I know, it's still running- I sold it on eBay once I was given the new one!

  4. profile image0
    Larry Wallposted 5 years ago

    My computer was a "going away" gift when I was asked to leave my job. I had just installed a new set of Dell Computers for all the employees with Wide Screen Monitors and SoundBars for speakers, high speed, lots of ram and mega size disk. The computers I were replacing were pushing eight years old. That is the one I am using now and it is almost 10 years old. After I left the company, the motherboard had a problem, one of the ram latches broke, so since it was under warranty dell fixed it without charge. I added ram and a second disk and second monitor. I then upgraded to Windows 7 from XP and it is working great. I could build my next one, but will probably buy it--if it goes bad there is someone else to blame.

    1. BraidedZero profile image90
      BraidedZeroposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah that is one of the main downsides to building it yourself. If it breaks you know you have to fix it, but honestly I love that. I mean each of the parts will be under warranty, so the part is free, I just have to do the labor.

    2. profile image0
      Larry Wallposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Warranties do not last forever. Some things, like power supplies have a 90 day warranty.

  5. Sheepsquatch profile image64
    Sheepsquatchposted 5 years ago

    Both. I built one tower a couple times over, and the other I bought.

  6. leakeem profile image80
    leakeemposted 5 years ago

    Bought as a set. It's cheaper and less tedious. And you can upgrade components later when you get the budget.

  7. Sparkle Chi profile image74
    Sparkle Chiposted 5 years ago

    Several of the computers that have been in my house over the years have been loving put together with my own hands. And then upgraded by my own hands.. and then repaired by my own hands.

    Of the current computers in my house, one was built by me, one was purchased used and upgraded by me, and one was a present bought for me. smile

  8. Tara McNair profile image60
    Tara McNairposted 5 years ago

    i bought the parts and built it myself... well mostly i really just kept replacing parts but what i have now is really a completely new computer the only thing that s left from the old one is the monitor i even changed the tower.....

 
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