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PC*Base: Building a sub $400 PC

One thing I often hear from people when I talk about building a PC is expensive it is.  They tell me that Best Buy will sell them a PC cheaper than I can build one.  In some cases this is true, but the parts in cheap store-bought PC’s are usually sub-standard.  I’ve put together a list of products that you can buy from Microcenter that come out to less than $400.   If there isn’t a Microcenter near you, you can find similar (and sometimes better) deals at Newegg or TigerDirect.  I plan on updating this list over time as things get cheaper or parts go on sale, so remember to look back here if you want to build a cheap PC! Continue reading PC*Base: Building a sub $400 PC

PC*Base 6 – CPU's

The CPU (Central Processing Unit) is the brains of the operation.  Without getting too technical, the processor does just what the name says.  It processes all information it receives.  While this is one of the most important choices you will make when deciding to build a PC, there aren’t that many choices compared to everything else you could buy. Continue reading PC*Base 6 – CPU's

PC*Base #5 – Motherboards

The Motherboard is probably one of the most important choices you will make when buying PC parts. You plug all the parts into your motherboard, and the motherboard controls them all.  Back in the day these things were super complicated.  While they are more complex today as far as capabilities go, they have been made a lot simpler to use and assemble. Continue reading PC*Base #5 – Motherboards