New family computer, building / buying?
My dad wants a new computer ( it will also be a 'family' computer that my mom and little bro would use ). They do the basic stuff on it (internet, word processing, some games). He bought quake 3 a while back but his computer couldn't play it so he wants one that can. My question is would it be cheaper to build a computer or build your own? I picked out some parts on newegg.. you think they would be alright? Am I missing anything besides a monitor?
Which of the 2 mobos would work out better?
We can't see your wishlist, you have to make it public first.
If you are looking for something for a family, I'd say go for a Dell. They have some good deals right now.
And if you get a Dell you can upgrade to Vista for $20 more.
Technically, either way, you can build it for cheaper than just buying, it just depends if you want to put the work in to make it and it doesn't seem like you're going to need anything fantastic.
Ya. Email yourself the wishlist, and then give us the link it gives you in the email. ;)
I, personally, would opt going for a dell as well. You may end up spending a little bit more but if you couple the PC with a decent warranty, that makes it even better. I've always built my own PC's until I recently had a "power issue" that cause my PC to randomly shutdown and not start up when switched on. Replaced the power supply, nope. Replaced the mobo, nope. Replaced the processor, nope. But I did buy myself essentially a new computer. It was at that point I said that I was finished and would never build again.
Yea I might end up getting the dell. I was just seeing if it would be better to build my own.
I'm trying to get this wishlist to work.
Ok.. I got it
hmm thanks i'll consider that Dell.. it looks like a good deal.