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Easy As My PC : Step-By-Step DIY PC Building Guide So You Can Save $$$

at 2008.06.19
With 4 Comments

Some are put off with the thought of assembling their own PC. But custom building your PC can help you save some precious bucks which might go toward a better part or upgrade. That’s where Easy As My PC comes in, which offers a do-it-yourself step-by-step guide (and the parts) so that you can build yourself a killer gaming rig within hours.

Easy As MY PC has a lineup of 3 gaming computers and step-by-step guide. For this review, I compared the Gaming Kit Level 2 that they had to offer and a similarly configured one from Cyberpower and what you would save if you bought them off Newegg.com. For the sake of brevity, I did not factor in Monitor, keyboard and mouse prices.

Here are the specifications

VENDOR Easy As My PC Cyberpower Newegg(Custom)
       
PROCESSOR Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 3.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 3.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 3.0 GHz
RAM SLI CRUCIAL 4GB (4 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 800 CORSAIR 4GB (4 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 800 SLI CRUCIAL 4GB (4 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 800
GRAPHICS CARD EVGA GeForce 8800GT 512MB Major NVidia Brand GeForce 8800GT 512MB EVGA GeForce 8800GT 512MB
HARD DRIVE Western Digital 7,200 RPM 500GB (250GBx2) SATA-II RAID-0 with 2 Identical Hard Drives (500GB (250GBx2) SATA-II 7,200 RPM Western Digital 7,200 RPM 500GB (250GBx2) SATA-II
MOTHERBOARD EVGA nVidia nForce 680i SE SLI MSI P6N Diamond nForce 680i SLI EVGA nVidia nForce 680i SE SLI
OPTICAL DRIVE Sony 16X DVD-ROM Sony 16X DVD-ROM Sony 16X DVD-ROM
POWER SUPPLY Thermaltake SLI 750W ATX 12V Thermaltake ToughPower 750W Quad SLI Thermaltake SLI 750W ATX 12V
CASE Thermaltake Armor Series Black Aluminum / Steel Full Tower ATX (VA8000BWS) ($149.99) Thermaltake M9 VI1000BWS Mid-Tower 420W Case w/ Side-panel Window ($84.99) Thermaltake Armor Series Black Aluminum / Steel Full Tower ATX (VA8000BWS) ($149.99)
SOUND CARD Integrated/On-board Integrated/On-board Integrated/On-board
OPERATING SYSTEM Windows Vista Home Premium Windows Vista Home Premium Windows Vista Home Premium
     
GRAND TOTAL $ 1,424 $ 1,412 $ 1,343

WHAT DOES THE NUMBERS MEAN

You might be surprised to find that Cyberpower’s grand total price is lower than Easy As My PC. But that’s because Cyberpower offers a cheaper M9 VI1000BWS Thermaltake Case ($84.99) while both Easy As My PC and Newegg(for this review) offers the pricier Thermaltake Armor Series VA8000BWS ($144.99) Case. If Cyberpower had the Armor Series Case, it’s grand total would stand at $1,477. That’s just $65 dollars more than Easy As My PC and $134 pricier than Newegg’s . I also got an additional $65 worth of mail-in-rebates from Newegg. That brings the price even lower to $1,278 when I bought from Newegg.

THE VERDICT

If you are building a new PC but don’t have the know-how to assemble your own PC, then I would definitely suggest going with Cyberpower or a similar vendor. The $65 dollar is well worth over having to build your own PC. Besides, Cyberpower ships with a bunch of free softwares and you get tech support from one central place. Even if you do decide to custom build your PC, I would suggest going with Newegg and plunk down the extra $134 for a better graphics card or a dedicated sound board. Newegg occasionally has mail in rebates, so you might get a better deal than I did.

WHO EASY AS MY PC IS FOR

Easy As My PC is aiming towards a niche that doesn’t have the skills and knowledge to build their own PC. If you want the fun (and the pains) that comes with building your own PC, you should definitely head to Easy As My PC. They offer a range of  easy-to-read printed and online guides. No guide is more than 10 steps long and is generously illustrated with helpful photos and diagrams. View a sample guide on how to install RAM on your computer.

4 responses to “Easy As My PC : Step-By-Step DIY PC Building Guide So You Can Save $$$”

  1. Arithra says:

    who the f**k wrote these…If u find a PC this cheap in bangladesh, i would have bought it right away..but in Bangladesh, the prices are nearly doubled (1.5x to be exact) And isnt this site supposed to be all about bangladeshi stuffs?

  2. Hasan says:

    Not being a jerk but please do update your posts with time. Good Post.

  3. @ shamim

    :mrgreen: Hey, you’re welcome

  4. shamim says:

    thanks for the information 😉

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