Computer Building Price Considerations
Naturally you want to get quality components for the best price when computer building, but is the place from which you're purchasing trustworthy? I haven't had any trouble at all with the purchases I've made to build My Super PC. It's always a good idea to use a credit card for every purchase and check carefully to ensure that what you received was what was ordered.
I tend to purchase retail packages of components. In general, this is because a retail package often comes with extras, the warranty is better, and it's a shrink-wrapped commodity, meaning it's highly unlikely it's been tampered with, substituted, used, or found to be marginal or defective through prior use. Although there are exceptions to the general rule that says to buy computer components in retail package form, they must bear these factors in mind. The alternative to buying the retail package is to buy the OEM version (or "white box" version as an OEM component like a hard drive is called).
Let's look at the core components of a computer in more detail. It's very important to build your computer with components of very high quality. Many lock-ups and blue-screens-of-death can be traced to insufficient power supplies, low quality RAM, and the like. In the pages that follow I describe each major component in detail.
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