How to Save Your Money by Building Your Own Computer

How to Save Your Money by Building Your Own Computer

It’s easy to save a large amount of money by building your own desktop computer, the higher the specifications you need, the more money you can save. Be it a high-end gaming machine or just one for household accounts and word processing, it’s easy to make your own. Most computers use exactly the same components, the only difference being the performance of each component and the price. There are many suppliers of computer components online, I have always found the best and they have won awards for their services.

The first thing to do is take a good manual on how to do it, there are plenty around but go for one with a money back guarantee & email support if you can. Read this manual thoroughly so you understand what you have to do and so you can compile a component list. It’s possible to build one without prior knowledge, I did it myself, and it’s not as difficult as the computer supplier wants you to believe.

Once you have your component list online & look for every offer or final part of the line that the supplier has to offer, don’t worry about this like a car, when new models come out the dealer always sells older models at a discount. Parts will still be covered by the supplier’s guarantee, only newer components are a little faster or leaner have replaced them and Geeks will want the latest kit, which benefits us. I have been in a position where I have purchased parts & in a few weeks the price has been trimmed because an updated line has been released. This happens all the time in the computer industry and is deliberately done to attract people who are ‘pursuing technology’ and must have the latest & best of all.

Once you have everything on the list, place it on a clear table, take the precautionary handling measures listed on the component, and check each part manually to make sure they look the same. Then it’s just a simple task to slowly assemble all the parts in the exact sequence that was determined manually and carefully develop until the hardware is fully assembled. At this point the computer was finished from the hardware point of view, but now it requires operating system software; loading into it, again the manual will take you through it step by step until the operating system is loaded and all drivers are installed. You then need to decide what additional software you want to install, anti-virus, word processing, spreadsheets, games, etc. You don’t need to buy all this because there are free options for things like anti-virus and office suites that are available online, which are fully functional and do the same thing with branded software, as well as other free software. The whole process should take no more than one day, one and a half days after you shop for all components.