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I am thinking about making my own computer and want to know what parts (CPU, Graphics Card, Motherboard, RAM, etc.) to buy?

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its all about what you want from it. Are you a core gamer or a video editor if not then keep it under 1500.

Also another important question. Do not bother looking up items and doing research less you have the cash on hand. Computer hardware changes so often that you must simply buy the best bang for your buck and have no regrets.

A common misconception is that it is cheaper the build your own computer then buy one. Yes that was once true but now it is more or less the same price to build as to buy. So unless you just want to say you build your own computer consider buying one.

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I have an old school Sony Vaio from 2005. It cost me $200 but I can always buy upgrade from Crucial . com for cheap! It has dual hard-drives and 1150Ram now.

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okay, thats what you have but what would you do with the new computer? would you be looking to play the latest games edit videos or just to dink around on facebook and the interwebs? and maybe do some school work on.
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It depends, I sell stuff on Craigeslist and Ebay. And I do Graphic arts on it too! But building your own is the way to go! Check out a magazine at Wal-Mart for better info! :)
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I suggest just buying a computer in that case keep it under 1000 you wont make use of anything more then that unless you really get into gaming or graphics rendering or video editing.

If you are dead set on building one still keep it under a grand.

spend about 150 on a motherboard, 200-300 on a cpu, about 200 on RAM you want about 6 gigs. a 600 watt power supply should do the trick a 30-60 dollar mid size computer case. 100-200 on a graphics card. and pick up a 1 tb HD that runs at 7200rpm. that should be more then enough for what you want.

Don't worry about specifics until you have cash in hand. like i said value of computer parts decrease rapidly so get the best bang for your buck with in a week or two of when you have the money and don't fret about the fact its worth a lot less 4 months down the line.
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What you buy will highly depend what you want to use the computer for. In case you need it for gaming, you might require high speed processors, graphic cards, RAM, Motherboard, strong mother board, and all the computer accessories that you can not make. Visit the site http://www.kitchentablecomputers.com/index.php for more details.

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