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Advice On Buying a New PC
When there are so many companies and so many PCs out there to choose from it can be a bit of a hassle deciding what is best for you to purchase. As far as pricing goes the systems that are based off technology that is at least a year old will offer the best price points and where you can get a really good deal. You can find the best of these deals online more likely than at Fry’s or Best Buy as these types of companies concentrate more on the latest systems than anything else. Dell and HP are actually a really good source for these types of PCs as they have overstock and returns by the shipload. If you must go buy a system in a major seller just look for things like upgrade ability and current features such as, is the system a Dual Core Or a Quad Core? If you buy off the shelf and can afford it, buy the best, as the worst is usually only a few dollars cheaper than the best at this level of buying.
If you are someone who is going to build your PC from scratch as a hobby adventure or personal victory your best bet for parts is seriously in the e-tailor or online marketplace. The really good thing nowadays is that most parts work together fairly well on the whole in comparison to the early days of the PC industry. If you are one of these people the main thing you need to pay attention to is parts specifications, as this dictates the parameters of what will or wont work together well and will be the thing that makes or breaks you on build day. If you do your homework and do a little online reading you can gather enough information to get the basic parts for your system build and with online tutorials in the rise its getting easier and easier to custom build your own PC. When buying parts for a personal build the golden rule is that the middle of the road parts offers the best performance versus price ratio. It really comes down to personality, as the people who just want to skip any hassle and get to work will probably just buy a PC at a retail market or online giant. The other people are a bit of a different animal and they like the hassle and eventual outcome of building something a bit more personal. Either way there are deal to be had if you don’t need the price tag that comes with the latest thing.
Elric Phares 2010