Build or buy Gaming PC? I could really do with some advice

By torrenter
Apr 6, 2010
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  1. I had posted a long time back that I was looking to build a new PC:

    http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic83119.html

    However, I put the whole idea off due to finance and other priorities. I wish to now do this for real, but I have little knowledge. I'm an amateur. And I'm not sure how much I should spend. My budget is £1,200 and I'd prefer to buy the parts separately and put it all together. But how much money will this save me? Realistically. Is the learning curve steep?

    I'm also aware that the following companies/websites sell pre-built machines but there's so much choice it kills my brain. My last PC had a Pentium 4, 3.4GHz. Tech has developed so much since then. I just don't know where to start.

    alienware.co.uk
    meshcomputers.com
    scan.co.uk
    overclockers.co.uk
    novatech.co.uk
    microdirect.co.uk
    cyberpowersystem.co.uk
    cclonline.com
    pcspecialist.co.uk
    slayerpc.com
    kobaltcomputers.co.uk
    easypc-uk.com
    arbico.co.uk
    advancetec.co.uk
    yoyotech.co.uk
  2. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] I'm a TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,316   +116

    Realistically, it would save you very much money at that price point, well worth it.
    Since everything plugs right in, if it doesn't fit in that slot you're doing it wrong, so its fairly easy to build a computer now...it shouldn't take more than a couple hours at most. Again, well worth it.
  3. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,364   +9

    build your own rig its easy and u get what u want without paying for name brand pc's it is not a daunting task to build a pc there are a lot of videos and forums u can read to help u on ur way.
  4. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,280   +23

    There's a sticky in the General Hardware forum that'll help you with the build process.

    You can save around one-third of what you'd otherwise spend on a pre-built PC, by building your own.
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