Is it Cheaper to Buy or Build your Next PC?

Is it Cheaper to Buy or Build your Next PC?

(PRWEB) October 18, 2002

“This article details our search for a new computer to run our website on”, commented Mark Hamel, webmaster of “In the past we always built our work computers as it saved us at least $ 500 compared to the cost of buying a new computer.”

Included in the article, is a step by step look at preparing to build a 2 GHz or faster PC while trying to stay within a $ 1,000 budget (which does not include the cost of a new monitor). Then the cost of building a new computer is compared to buying the same computer from Dell.

Mr. Hamel concluded, “We wound up with a 2.53 GHz Pentium 4 with 512 MB of 333 MHz DDR RAM, and we were quite happy with the results, even though we were about 16 % over our original budget.”

For further information, please see the full article, Is it Cheaper to Build or Buy a New PC? at

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