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Post by Bom on 21/11/2012, 10:07 pm

Hello,

This is my first PC build, so please bear with me. I’ve been doing a lot of research, and I’ve put together some components which I believe will give me a pretty decent gaming computer.

Before I start, I should say that I’m not buying in USD even though components are considerably cheaper in America than they are in England. It wouldn’t be economical for me to pay tax (since there shall be multiple items) and shipping charges to have them sent here. For this reason, if you’d like to help, all items/prices you suggest must be in GBP.

I’ll quickly summarize what I’m trying to do and why. I am trying to build a computer from scratch for the first time, and I’m trying to build a specialised computer; a gaming one. I’m doing this for a few reasons. The main reason is that I’m really excited about the idea and think it’ll be a lot of fun. I’ve spent many, many hours researching and I’ve enjoyed every moment. This is something which I’m now very keen on. Ultimately, however, this computer is not going to be for my own use. I’m going to try and sell it after I’ve built it, since I have no real need for a new computer at the moment. I’ll talk about this idea at the end so you can help me with that part as well if you like. But now that my intention is to sell it, I need to keep a few things in mind, things including keeping the price as low as possible whilst ensuring that I have good-quality characteristics that people look for in a gaming PC, because at the end of the day that is what is going to get the sale.




The Computer;


Case (£35.95): http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-MARS-BLUE-GAMING-ATX-CASE-PC-COMPUTER-TOWER-LCD-TEMP-DISPLAY-CLEAR-SIDE-/140649224806?pt=UK_Computing_DesktopComponents_RL&hash=item20bf58da66

Mother Board & CPU Bundle (£229.99): http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/INTEL-Core-i5-3450-3-1Ghz-ASUS-P8Z77-V-LX-Motherboard-CPU-Bundle-/150912318963?pt=UK_Motherboards_CPUs&hash=item2323133df3

Graphics Card (£54.81): http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-Graphics-PCI-Express-CrossFireX-Technology/dp/B004XANOCO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1353516914&sr=8-1

RAM (£33.08): http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CML8GX3M2A1600C9B-Vengeance-Memory-1600MHz/dp/B0058J1Q7O/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1353532649&sr=8-2

Hard Drive (£45.75): http://www.amazon.co.uk/Seagate-Barracuda-500GB-Internal-Drive/dp/B005F306RY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1353533356&sr=8-1

Optical Drive (£16.95): http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-SH-222-Fixings-Software-Instructions/dp/B0079XBSAW/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_2?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1353533595&sr=1-2-fkmr1

= £416.93 in total – a very good price for parts all bought in the UK I believe


I’m considering upgrading the Graphics card to this:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-Graphics-Express-Eyefinity-Technology/dp/B007R1SQ1K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1353516966&sr=8-1
however it will be almost £30 more expensive which is a fairly hefty price tag, especially considering as many other gaming PCs on ebay (which is where I’ll probably be selling mine) don’t use graphics cards which are any better than the one already listed.

So, my first questions are fairly simple for those of you who are experienced in this area. Have I missed anything out which I’m going to need when building this PC? Should I replace anything, bearing in mind the price must remain low yet the specs must still sound appealing to a gamer who is potentially looking to buy a readymade PC?

I’d also like to ask how much you think that this computer, when built, could go for on ebay. Do you think I’ll profit, break even or lose?

Anything else you’d like to say will be much appreciated.

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Post by Drakan on 21/11/2012, 10:31 pm

Bom wrote:
1. Case (£35.95): http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-MARS-BLUE-GAMING-ATX-CASE-PC-COMPUTER-TOWER-LCD-TEMP-DISPLAY-CLEAR-SIDE-/140649224806?pt=UK_Computing_DesktopComponents_RL&hash=item20bf58da66

2. Mother Board & CPU Bundle (£229.99): http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/INTEL-Core-i5-3450-3-1Ghz-ASUS-P8Z77-V-LX-Motherboard-CPU-Bundle-/150912318963?pt=UK_Motherboards_CPUs&hash=item2323133df3

3. Graphics Card (£54.81): http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-Graphics-PCI-Express-CrossFireX-Technology/dp/B004XANOCO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1353516914&sr=8-1

4. RAM (£33.08): http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CML8GX3M2A1600C9B-Vengeance-Memory-1600MHz/dp/B0058J1Q7O/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1353532649&sr=8-2

5. Hard Drive (£45.75): http://www.amazon.co.uk/Seagate-Barracuda-500GB-Internal-Drive/dp/B005F306RY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1353533356&sr=8-1

6. Optical Drive (£16.95): http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-SH-222-Fixings-Software-Instructions/dp/B0079XBSAW/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_2?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1353533595&sr=1-2-fkmr1

= £416.93 in total – a very good price for parts all bought in the UK I believe


3.A. I’m considering upgrading the Graphics card to this:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-Graphics-Express-Eyefinity-Technology/dp/B007R1SQ1K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1353516966&sr=8-1
however it will be almost £30 more expensive which is a fairly hefty price tag, especially considering as many other gaming PCs on ebay (which is where I’ll probably be selling mine) don’t use graphics cards which are any better than the one already listed.

7. So, my first questions are fairly simple for those of you who are experienced in this area. Have I missed anything out which I’m going to need when building this PC? Should I replace anything, bearing in mind the price must remain low yet the specs must still sound appealing to a gamer who is potentially looking to buy a readymade PC?

8. I’d also like to ask how much you think that this computer, when built, could go for on ebay. Do you think I’ll profit, break even or lose?

1. Yes, It seems a good cost-effective, decent case.

2. Yes, Core i5 processor with the Asus Motherboard seems good, But since it will be gaming PC, I suggest that if possible you opt for Core i7 instead, But Core i5 Will also work, But won't be able to run SUPER intense games.

3. This depends on your CPU choice above, Are you going with the i5? Then moderate gaming will be a breeze with this Graphics card (GPU)

3A. If you're going with the i7, Then this graphics card would be your choice, for Higher-End gaming.

4. 8GB of memory with Corsair is good, If you're going with the i5, If you're going with the i7, I suggest you upgrade it to 12 GB at least or even 16 GB, but 16 would get too costly, I recommend you go to 12 GB RAM if you're going with the i7 CPU

5. 500Gb of HDD is good, But with the amount of computers in the market I suggest you get to 1TB,
So a HDD like this
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Seagate-ST31000524AS-Barracuda-7200rpm-Buffer/dp/B004HBAGSO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1353536674&sr=8-1 is good/ideal.
It is about a £12.00 increase in price for DOUBLE the HDD memory!

6. These Drives are good for the PC. Everything required is offered.

7. Well, Yes, How is your PC going to get power? You need to get a Power Supply for the computer, You will also need a CPU cooling system, Since it will be a gaming computer, I suggest you look for something such as liquid cooling. Any suggestions are above with my comments on the items. Smile

8. Well the i5 version would In my opinion got for around £600
If you go with the i7 version at about £750

Well, Good Luck with this! Very Happy
Best of Luck, If you need anything, Feel free to PM me!


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Post by attk master on 22/11/2012, 1:08 am

everything seems good, maybe consider getting an i7 processor as an i5 is generally 2 core and slower and the i7 with less cache as well depending on the model. and you will need a power supply as drakan mentioned, 400w+ 600w will be more than enough and will allow room for future upgrade of the RAM, CPU and graphics card especially.
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Post by Bom on 22/11/2012, 10:13 am

Hi guys, thanks very much for your in-put!!


2. Yes, Core i5 processor with the Asus Motherboard seems good, But since it will be gaming PC, I suggest that if possible you opt for Core i7 instead, But Core i5 Will also work, But won't be able to run SUPER intense games. I do realise that the i7 is better, however it is considerably more expensive. To get the motherboard and CPU bundle, it would cost me approximately £304 (some others are actually £340), which is around £74 more expensive than before. What’s more, as you say, it’ll mean that I’ll have to purchase a better Graphics card in order to take advantage of the i7 CPU, which will put on another £30, thus adding on a total of £100, something which I’m not particularly keen on doing unless you think that I won’t be able to sell the i5 with the cheaper Graphics card at all on ebay, in which case I’ll have change.

4. 8GB of memory with Corsair is good, If you're going with the i5, If you're going with the i7, I suggest you upgrade it to 12 GB at least or even 16 GB, but 16 would get too costly, I recommend you go to 12 GB RAM if you're going with the i7 CPU I honestly fail to see the point of 16BG; memory was a lot more important a few years ago but with the latest components in a PC 8GB is more than enough for gaming, and I think that it would just be an unnecessary £60-100 extra for both myself and the consumer.

5. 500Gb of HDD is good, But with the amount of computers in the market I suggest you get to 1TB,
So a HDD like this
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Seagate-ST31000524AS-Barracuda-7200rpm-Buffer/dp/B004HBAGSO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1353536674&sr=8-1 is good/ideal.
It is about a £12.00 increase in price for DOUBLE the HDD memory! Thanks for this, I’ll get that Hard Drive then.

7. Well, Yes, How is your PC going to get power? You need to get a Power Supply for the computer, You will also need a CPU cooling system, Since it will be a gaming computer, I suggest you look for something such as liquid cooling. Any suggestions are above with my comments on the items. You get given a fan with the intel CPU. I’m aware that I need power, but I was looking to see if there were any cases which came with power, since a lot of cases seem to come with many accessories. If I’m short of something when I order it, I can always order another component; ordering too much would be a problem because I’d be short on money.

8. Well the i5 version would In my opinion got for around £600
If you go with the i7 version at about £750 Alright thank you. Do you think that the i5 will sell easily or will it be difficult to find a buyer?

Thanks for your help guys, and if anyone else has any advice to add or if you guys could reply to this post, that would be much appreciated!!

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Post by Stitch on 22/11/2012, 10:57 am

I dont have the time to read through the previous comments but everything that has been said seems to be going in the right track.

After you have decided on what you will be building, and once it is built. Try and compete with the leading gaming pc seller on ebay.

Here is a link to their shop: http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/ochw/&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2754
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Post by Bom on 22/11/2012, 12:35 pm

^

I'll check that out, thank you.
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Post by Bom on 22/11/2012, 12:51 pm

stitch wrote:I dont have the time to read through the previous comments but everything that has been said seems to be going in the right track.

After you have decided on what you will be building, and once it is built. Try and compete with the leading gaming pc seller on ebay.

Here is a link to their shop: http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/ochw/&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2754

Looking through his computers I honestly can't see why they're valued so highly... His graphics cards are <£30 and his CPUs are <£40, however he advertises them as Quad core which I assume is one of the main selling points. It makes me wonder if I shouldn't switch to AMD to get that Quad core selling point, or will people realise that my computer's specs are considerably better than his for not a great difference of price?

One of his Computers is this;

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/OCHW-AMD-FX4100-4-0GHZ-QUAD-CORE-2TB-8GB-FAST-COMPUTER-GAMING-DESKTOP-PC-WIN-7-/400309093402?pt=UK_Computing_DesktopPCs&hash=item5d3448041a

Selling for £570. He seems to use the same Graphics card as me, his AMD CPU costs just £75 in comparison to mine which costs around £170 in total (I'm not sure if AMD are as good as Intel for that price, or is his AMD processor not as good as the Ivy Bridge i5 processor which I'm using? I'll research this now, although your opinion(s) would be appreciated) and his RAM is slower than mine. The only thing which is better is the 2TB Hard Drive which doesn't even effect gaming performance when you get to that kind of scale. Would it be safe to assume mine could sell for that/more or should I consider upgrading to a 16GB RAM with a Quad Core AMD processor to try and make the Computer sound better to potential buyers?

Any one else who'd like to answer these questions, I'd really appreciate it. I'm going to be giving out some reps as the thread goes on.
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Post by Bom on 22/11/2012, 4:34 pm

Apologies for yet another post by me on this topic, but I have some further questions which I can't seem to find answers to.

1. Can this 16GB of RAM: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CMSA16GX3M2A1333C9-Memory-1333MHz-So-Dimm/dp/B006ON5KZC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1353589490&sr=8-1 be used with the motherboard (& CPU Bundle) linked in the main post? They're both DDR3, and it says that the RAM is 204 pin, but I can't find how many pins are on the motherboard to see if they're compatable.

2. Intel is apparently a considerably better processor, however in comparison to AMD the prices are much more expensive, even when you compar the price of the dual-core intel i5 with Quad core AMD, the AMD processor is about half the price. Would the dual-core put buyers off purchasing my computer even if the dual-core intel processor is infact faster? Would I be better opting to go for cheaper quad-core AMD processors and whole new motherboard, or stick to my current plans?

3. Should I go for the cheaper 2nd generation sandy pride intel processors or stick with the latest 3rd generation ivory bridge processors?

4. How does this Power supply look? 600W should hopefully cover all needs for this build http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CMPSU-600CXV2UK-Builder-Series-Supply/dp/B0050AFU46/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1353599931&sr=8-1


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Post by Stitch on 22/11/2012, 5:49 pm

yeah i will be honest you have to pick out the rubbish from them as some prices are obsurd. Although I got my set up from them during the sales and it was near top of the range for only £320 Smile

Ebay is about finding the deals Wink

1. Most RAM cards are universal so I do not see any reason why they wouldnt fit Smile

2. Intel have always been better processors, however there is controversy that AMD is more suitable for gaming PC's, and therefore they are overlooked elsewhere. I love my set up and it is an 8Gb quad-core AMD.

3. I cant advise you on intel as I personally prefer AMD

4. For a gaming PC you only really need 500w for optimal performance, however if you are attempting to build a "super-rig". then you should aim to increase your CPU to what you can afford, but bare in mind that over-spending on the CPU could lose you profits when selling the overall rig.
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Post by Bom on 22/11/2012, 7:27 pm

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Thanks. If anyone else could expand on the AMD/Intel problem, that would be great. I need to decide what potential buyers would rather have; a dual-core i5 ivy bridge processor or a quad-core AMD.
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Post by Drakan on 22/11/2012, 9:24 pm

Bom wrote:Hi guys, thanks very much for your in-put!!


4. 8GB of memory with Corsair is good, If you're going with the i5, If you're going with the i7, I suggest you upgrade it to 12 GB at least or even 16 GB, but 16 would get too costly, I recommend you go to 12 GB RAM if you're going with the i7 CPU I honestly fail to see the point of 16BG; memory was a lot more important a few years ago but with the latest components in a PC 8GB is more than enough for gaming, and I think that it would just be an unnecessary £60-100 extra for both myself and the consumer.

7. Well, Yes, How is your PC going to get power? You need to get a Power Supply for the computer, You will also need a CPU cooling system, Since it will be a gaming computer, I suggest you look for something such as liquid cooling. Any suggestions are above with my comments on the items. You get given a fan with the intel CPU. I’m aware that I need power, but I was looking to see if there were any cases which came with power, since a lot of cases seem to come with many accessories. If I’m short of something when I order it, I can always order another component; ordering too much would be a problem because I’d be short on money.

8. Well the i5 version would In my opinion got for around £600
If you go with the i7 version at about £750 Alright thank you. Do you think that the i5 will sell easily or will it be difficult to find a buyer?

Thanks for your help guys, and if anyone else has any advice to add or if you guys could reply to this post, that would be much appreciated!!


4. Bom, 16 GB is not really required, I suggest 12GB with the i7 Processor, But since you would like you would like to make a computer with a i5 processor, Stick with the 8GB ram. Smile

7. I see what you mean, But you might wanna do a bit more research on the components and their power requirements before you order a case that bundles with a power supply which will be able to ATLEAST provide the power to your computers main components at once, and a little extra is better as well, then it allows for a little room for customization for the buyer. To maximize profit.

8. i5, if you're going to make it, Don't just categorize it under the gaming section, it can also be easily fitted into the Entertainment category (To do vid editing/music editing/watching movies, etc.), under the current specs, you shouldn't have much of a hard time trying to find a buyer.

Bom wrote:

Selling for £570. He seems to use the same Graphics card as me, his AMD CPU costs just £75 in comparison to mine which costs around £170 in total (I'm not sure if AMD are as good as Intel for that price, or is his AMD processor not as good as the Ivy Bridge i5 processor which I'm using? I'll research this now, although your opinion(s) would be appreciated) and his RAM is slower than mine. The only thing which is better is the 2TB Hard Drive which doesn't even effect gaming performance when you get to that kind of scale. Would it be safe to assume mine could sell for that/more or should I consider upgrading to a 16GB RAM with a Quad Core AMD processor to try and make the Computer sound better to potential buyers?

Any one else who'd like to answer these questions, I'd really appreciate it. I'm going to be giving out some reps as the thread goes on.

Bom, AMD processors work well, But Intel, I find has more expertise in the market, and their processors are commonly found, and common knowledge will increase your potential buyer range. AMD's core range is hard to know off by looking at its sticker, unless you did your research or have knowledge, you won't be able to tell about the cores.

Here's a little neat info about the performance of the ivy bridge Core i5 processor : Click ME!
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Post by Bom on 22/11/2012, 10:00 pm

Alright thanks a lot. Do any of you have any idea on the sort of prices it might cost to post a Computer to somewhere else in the UK? There are a lot of people who offer free postage within the UK, but I was under the impression that it would be astronomically expensive? Or is there some postage service other than the Royal Mail who offer cheaper postage options (if Royal Mail's prices for posting things like Computers are high).
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Post by Drakan on 22/11/2012, 10:06 pm

Bom, I don't know, But Did you try UPS? http://www.ups.com/

Also For marketing, Try to also sell it on Amazon. The more places you put it up, The more people see it, and the more chance of it selling quickly.
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Post by Bom on 22/11/2012, 10:08 pm

Thank you. And finally, the 16GB of RAM mentioned above;

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CMSA16GX3M2A1333C9-Memory-1333MHz-So-Dimm/dp/B006ON5KZC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1353589490&sr=8-1

Says it is a "Mac" RAM. Does this mean it cannot be used in my non-mac PC?
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Post by Drakan on 22/11/2012, 10:10 pm

Bom wrote:Thank you. And finally, the 16GB of RAM mentioned above;

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CMSA16GX3M2A1333C9-Memory-1333MHz-So-Dimm/dp/B006ON5KZC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1353589490&sr=8-1

Says it is a "Mac" RAM. Does this mean it cannot be used in my non-mac PC?

ROFL, Bom, That's notebook memory, Look at the second pic, OBV it won't even fit in the motherboard! XD
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Post by Bom on 22/11/2012, 10:16 pm

Drakan wrote:
Bom wrote:Thank you. And finally, the 16GB of RAM mentioned above;

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CMSA16GX3M2A1333C9-Memory-1333MHz-So-Dimm/dp/B006ON5KZC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1353589490&sr=8-1

Says it is a "Mac" RAM. Does this mean it cannot be used in my non-mac PC?

ROFL, Bom, That's notebook memory, Look at the second pic, OBV it won't even fit in the motherboard! XD

I know, which is why I was puzzled when I saw it in a PC on ebay ^.^

EDIT: What do you think of this: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CMX16GX3M4A1333C9-1333MHz-Memory-Module/dp/B0054KPK9C/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1353622396&sr=8-2

It's 4 sets of 4GB RAM. I think that's the same as one stick of 16GB? And I believe it can be put on my Motherboard
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Post by Drakan on 23/11/2012, 12:02 am

Bom wrote:
Drakan wrote:
Bom wrote:Thank you. And finally, the 16GB of RAM mentioned above;

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CMSA16GX3M2A1333C9-Memory-1333MHz-So-Dimm/dp/B006ON5KZC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1353589490&sr=8-1

Says it is a "Mac" RAM. Does this mean it cannot be used in my non-mac PC?

ROFL, Bom, That's notebook memory, Look at the second pic, OBV it won't even fit in the motherboard! XD

I know, which is why I was puzzled when I saw it in a PC on ebay ^.^

EDIT: What do you think of this: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CMX16GX3M4A1333C9-1333MHz-Memory-Module/dp/B0054KPK9C/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1353622396&sr=8-2

It's 4 sets of 4GB RAM. I think that's the same as one stick of 16GB? And I believe it can be put on my Motherboard

Yep, They would work, Your motherboard can store 4 sticks of RAM, and therefore those 4 sticks would, yes, Work with your motherboard.
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Post by attk master on 23/11/2012, 6:36 am

maybe consider AMD FX 8150 (8 core) bit slower speeds, or FX 4170 (4 core, only commercial CPU i know of with over 4ghz base speed)

they're under $160
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Post by wbm on 23/11/2012, 7:11 am

Hey Bom,

Please don't take this the wrong way, I'm just trying to bring up a point Smile

I totally understand what you said about researching and building a computer, it is a really fun experience and you learn a lot, but you mentioned wanting to sell the computer for a profit. The only thing I would say here is to be careful. You will most likely be 'competing' with computer shops who buy things wholesale, thus paying much less for components, meaning they can sell a whole computer for a lower price.

I'm not saying you shouldn't do it, I'm just pointing out something you may have overlooked. I'm sure the last thing you want is to sell it for less than you bought it all for ^_^
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Re: Building a Computer, Looking for General Help on Components & Price, +4 rep Reward

Post by Bom on 23/11/2012, 7:30 am

wbm wrote:Hey Bom,

Please don't take this the wrong way, I'm just trying to bring up a point Smile

I totally understand what you said about researching and building a computer, it is a really fun experience and you learn a lot, but you mentioned wanting to sell the computer for a profit. The only thing I would say here is to be careful. You will most likely be 'competing' with computer shops who buy things wholesale, thus paying much less for components, meaning they can sell a whole computer for a lower price.

I'm not saying you shouldn't do it, I'm just pointing out something you may have overlooked. I'm sure the last thing you want is to sell it for less than you bought it all for ^_^

Hi there,

This is a perfectly true point, and thank you for bringing it up. Whilst my final goal is to sell it, the main reason I'm doing this is not for the profit, but rather for the experience and the fun. It's something which I feel I really must do now, and I'd like to take advantage of my enthusiasm and just give it a shot. If I lose money, at least I've still learnt how to build a computer, had some fun and know that it's not the best market to get into on your own.

I'm also considering applying to do Engineering for a degree at University, and one thing which stands out on many applications/personal statements is the amount of extra-curicular and hobbies people do linked to working with engineering-related things, so I thought building a computer would be perfect for me in this respect.

Thanks for all your help guys, a "Thanks" has been given to Drakan (+3 reps as well as the others I've given him).
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