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How many computers have you built?

By BorisandBailey ยท 34 replies
Apr 19, 2009
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  1. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,115   +9

    ive built quite a few let me see probably 9 or more 3 were nice top end systems the rest were low to mid end but i loved every minute of building them all even when stuff went wrong. the most expensive one i built was an old fx 57 system cost me more than 3k god that was a beast back in the day.
  2. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,115   +9

    so your saying i could give you all the parts to a brand new computer right now and you could have an after market hsf and all the audio and case wires and everything hooked up in 25min that sounds hard to believe. maybe the same computer over and over with the exact same parts. but i guess it might be possible its hard for me even after reading all the instructions on some of these newer hsf to get it all together in less than an hour.
  3. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,448   +145

    Parts aren't too hard, maybe an hour at most, but getting them in the right places and your computer to work is the though one for me :D.
  4. werepossum

    werepossum TS Rookie Posts: 31

    Doesn't seem too hard to believe to me. Computers are dead simple anymore. Most of those connectors are labeled at motherboard and at the connector, both for function and for polarity, HSFs really don't vary that much in mounting, and the cables and their connectors are visually differentiated enough that checking manuals is not required. I spend more than 25 minutes to be sure, but I seldom hurry (leads to cut hands/arms from sharp sheet metal!) I have assembled computers from strange parts in under half an hour when needed, and I've assembled many fewer computers in my life.
  5. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    I agree with you werepossum

    Gone are the days where it took half an hour (or more !) to replace a Hard Drive, deep down under plates of metal, with a millimeter of space :D

    To assemble a computer these days takes really close to zero knowledge (ie online guides and manuals have improved as well (just a tad :D)

    If we are talking about putting in posts, and easily placing the Motherboard; CPU; HeatSink; all the little wires ;) and plugging in the Power Supply connectors ! Um I could do it under candle light.

    How many computers? 10 million :D I give up, too many to think of
    I still replace Motherboards every few days. It's simple ;)
    (Note: Confirming all parts are compatible is the only issue)
  6. Justin

    Justin TS Rookie Posts: 942

    Yes, I could, can, did and will. When you have 600 of the exact same part for the exact same machines all boxed up next to you, muscle memory alone does 95% of the work.

    Assembling modern computers is not difficult nor time consuming. If you handed my a box of OEM parts for a random desktop rig, I could have it assembled and booted in under 25 minutes.
  7. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,115   +9

    i think my biggest problem is i try to route all wires and make the case look nice before i boot maybe why it takes so long.
  8. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,247   +448

    Cleanup and making sure you have good airflow are usually the slowest parts of assembling, klepto.
  9. Lanarkshire IT

    Lanarkshire IT TS Rookie Posts: 46

    hi there

    i used to be a tech for Packard Bell NEC and our target was 65 in an 8 hour shift although i probably managed around the 50 mark

  10. AndrestheBean

    AndrestheBean TS Rookie Posts: 207

    i have built let me think.......

    oh yeah 0 hahahahaha.....

    i want to build one though, just getting into computers.


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