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Re: Who Really Built Your Computer?
« Reply #50 on: November 29, 2016, 05:01:11 PM »
Just FYI.  You get a lot better customer support if you purchase from vendors as a business as opposed to retail and if you buy the good warranties.  Different phone numbers, different class of support personnel.  Buy directly from the vendor because Best Buy is not going to provide you with a 5 year 24/7 next business day warranty.  You'll only get that from the vendor.

I found that out when my former employer had a deal where employees could get a discount buying Dells via the business side of their sales.  The options were more limited (no big gaming rigs and things), but the customer service was amazing compared to their home sales.
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Re: Who Really Built Your Computer?
« Reply #51 on: November 29, 2016, 05:03:16 PM »
I just came across this great video...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIF43-0mDk4&t=1s

@Suppressed , yes it is a good vid, BUT, those are some pretty big-dog boxen they are constructing... gamer-level stuff... @bigheadfred should know that these represent high-end product, and there are cheaper, less expensive means...

Yes, good point.  But I meant it more to illustrate how to assemble components.

Still, most users won't need liquid cooling and the like.
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Re: Who Really Built Your Computer?
« Reply #52 on: November 30, 2016, 08:25:56 PM »
@Suppressed , yes it is a good vid, BUT, those are some pretty big-dog boxen they are constructing... gamer-level stuff... @bigheadfred should know that these represent high-end product, and there are cheaper, less expensive means...


Yes, good point.  But I meant it more to illustrate how to assemble components.

Still, most users won't need liquid cooling and the like.

I prefer liquid cooling in the hottest weather.

Thanks for the insight/info. @roamer_1

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Re: Who Really Built Your Computer?
« Reply #53 on: November 30, 2016, 09:16:48 PM »
Thanks for the insight/info.

Just start picking up old boxes from your neighbors or from garage sales... If they have a Vista, Win7, or Win10 key on them, they're worth parting out at the least... And in my experience, most can be resurrected easily - Normally just a virus infection, or a toasted hard drive...

It'll give you practice and a little depth... And maybe some money, while you learn.

When you get ready to build one, start a thread for it in tech... I'm sure folks will be happy to help you out...


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