uncle mark wrote:Fargo wrote:Does anyone have recomendations as to where to buy a low cost PC? I've built them in the past, but this time I'm thinking of getting prebuilt with my chosen components if I can find someone that sounds reliable.
Personally, I would never buy a prebuilt, but that's just me. I've been building for years, and not only do you get exactly what you want, there's a measure of satisfaction involved.
You could also have a local builder do it to your specs. You'll pay more, but again, you'll get exactly what you want, no more no less.
Hell, spec it out, send me the parts, and I'll throw it together for you. It's not like it's difficult or technical or anything.
Yeah, I've built one in the past and I'm not scared of it. But I've also seen places that will build them to your specs with prices that are compettive with newegg. So I figure if someone can build it for $10-$20 over what the parts cost me at newegg, I'd let them assemble it for me so I don;t have to deal with sending back any DOA motherboards or anything. As far as choosing my own components I just want a low cost system. The biggest thing is the motherboard. I like MSI and Gigabyte, and I've thought about trying Asus motherboard. Apart from there, I don't care what the other components are. So I'd buy a prebuilt system built with one of those motherboards. My preference is MSI.