Re: Building a computer cheap
You can definitely get your money's worth building your own PC. And a budget under a $1000 will do you quite well. You might as well ignore everything about the old computer you have. You will want a new case and it isn't too expensive relative to everything else you would be buying.
How much storage space did you need?
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