|Mr. Fixit's PC Upgrade and Repair
I know what you're thinking, but building a computer isn't all that difficult, in fact, I will show how simple it really is. Now, you don't have to be a computer
technician like myself, all you need is basic knowledge. "OK, What about the cost?". Well, that will depend on what you will be using the PC for. If you want
the PC for basic everyday usage like checking emails and the internet, you can build one for around $300 to $600. For the enthusiasts and those who also
play some games or do a lot of Video editing, then you can build a PC around $600 to $1,000. However, if you are a serious gamer who has to have a top
notch PC to play your games, then you're looking at over $1,000 to build the PC.
Yes, it would be easier to buy a PC for the same price or even for less, so why build a PC? When was the last time you bought your computer? Did you
notice all the extra software that was installed on the computer. Manufactures add a lot of extra software to the PCs they build. Some are their own software
and the others are software they were paid to add on to your computer, most of which are trial versions. Manufactures only give you the option to add more to
the mix. Many of the pre-installed programs you will never use and they just take up valuable resources that could be directed to the programs you do use.
When I build a PC for a client, they choose what software to install. The only thing I add is the Backup/Recovery Software and show the client how to use the
software. Clients have less problems with a custom built PC than a manufactured one. With a custom PC, only what you want goes into it.
Since most people are technologically challenged, it would be easier to build a PC from what we call 'Barebone Kits'. The kits vary from vendor to vendor, so
when you are shopping for a kit compare them to see which kit will give the most components for the dollar. A typical kit will have the Case, a Motherboard, a
CPU (matched to the motherboard), CPU Fan/Heatsink, System Memory, a graphics card, a Power Supply Unit, a Hard Drive, and an Optical drive.