Store build with free delivery vs self-build & dozens of components with courier fees?

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  1. Crewcut

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    Hi all,
    Coming from an Apple background into PC I've never done a home build. It kinda makes me nervous. But I'm wondering - do computer parts suppliers do free delivery? Because otherwise isn't freight on heaps of different parts going to add to the cost of a home build, chipping away at any savings you might make compared to just getting a shop with warranty to do it for you?
     
  2. macktheknife

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    If you're new to PC building then it's probably better to discuss a build directly with a trustworthy builder (eg Scorptec, PCCG)
     
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    You'd be better off with scorptec since PCCG doesn't have any presence in Sydney which could make warranty/service a problem in the future.
     
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    Thanks Mack.
     
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    if dozens of redditors and Geralt can do it so can you.

    pc building these days is pretty much Lego.
     
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    Cheers. If I get someone else to do it - it's probably due to a sense of urgency with certain projects I want to get underway.
     
  8. T1tan

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    it's easier than you think - you can't plug in the wrong thing to the wrong thing anymore or short out a cpu with the wrong manual jumper - it's like those square goes in square, circle goes in circle things now.

    You have a choice: go intel or amd. Then from there just set your price range and this forum can guide you through what you want. Building takes less than a day to the unintiated. Unless you drop something on the motherboard (and even then, maybe not) you won't be able to screw anything up. But you might just want a pre-packaged option, they're just as good.
     
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    Motherboard case headers can.
     

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