BareBone Kits(why isn't more people buying them?)
Why aren't there more people buying barebone kits that cost 50-200 dollars and just add up a monitor and a processor, to get a whole computer. Isn't it cheaper that way. Companies like Dell, Gateway, IBm, Compaq and HP, sell u their cheapest Pc at around $300, while if you build a PC on the same specs as their cheapest computer u would spend much less.
And its not that The barebone kits come with cheap parts neither, the thing is they get them in wholesale so they spend much less on them.
As for me I will never buy a computer(except a laptop) at one of them Big companies anymore. The only Positive about it is the warranty as i've really taken full advantage of it. But besides that they sell you bullsh*t overpriced computers.
So why aren't more people buying them?
Don't you know, computers are made and put together by 12 foot tall techno-artisans with magic powers and PHDs, us mere mortals cannot possible fathom putting together a "com poo tar".
Seriously though, we live in a convenience society, if it doesn't come complete, boxed and ready, there is no way its going to be as popular. People want things to work from the get go, with no effort on their part. Building a computer is just too complicated (or at least perceived to be) for the majority of general public.
Because the average person can't assemble a computer.
Hell I don't think I could assemble one either.
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While I believe I could assemble one, particularly if I had instructions; the effort is disheartening to the average user.
Home Computer users have gone from the rare "Technophile" to the houses of people's grandparents - who oddly enough may not understand their own television's "complex menu system."
Dude, you could do it easily. I built my first computer from scratch with no prior knowledge. The way the parts are made these days, assembling them is practically idiot-proof. And we both know you are way smarter than me.
Originally Posted by coolerimmortal
I helped a friend make a comp from scratch, and it's in general pretty damn easy.
Except the motherboard part. Plugging in all the little logic gate chips... eh heh heh
Also, some computers you simply CANNOT buy the parts to make it from scratch, such as any computer you want OS X to run on effectively and without bugs [The OS goes hand in hand with specific parts, and gets pretty buggy if you try and run it on a windows box, no matter what teh die-hard hackees say]
but people who are lazy like to make excuses, and some rich people dont care.
Originally Posted by Ishman
You can easily get OS X running on a custom-built system as long as you know how to choose the parts.
For example, don't go out and buy a CPU that does not have SSE3 on a non-Intel chipset.
You are stupid.
The people who cannot build their own systems are more likely to spend the least possible on a computer. System builders like Dell have a very aggressive pricing.
I am in the business; it's hard to compete against them.
Last edited by Jyuu; 04-18-2007 at 07:07 PM.
^why dont u read the post before starting to call people stupid.listen to what i said: if you a buy a barebone bundle with specific specs, it will cost way less money than than the computer with the same specs that is being sold by Dell.
Barebones are half-built computers so it's much easier to build one there rather than to start one from scratch. Usually all they need to get started is a hard drive, a monitor or a cpu.