Re: How long does it take you to build a computer?
1) From the time you decide to do it, how long does it take for you to put a computer together to the point it's operational, fully or otherwise?
IDK, I've yet to be in a situation where all the parts were there... hold on... I built my dad one a while back... that was simple as, since it wasn't a heck of a lot of bells and whistles, such as fancy fans, extra GPUs, etc, and that took me something like an hour, or maybe less. As for my current one, the actual build time probably totaled around 1-3 hours, because I'm sort of a perfectionist and worry about things, so I was fairly meticulous with what I was doing, and took my time; I also was having to learn some new things, since I had never previously dealt with some component types, such as PCI-E.
2) How long did it take for you to learn how to build your first computer?
No clue, was many years ago, and these things happened in stages. I didn't from scratch (I had built many, but not from "scratch", as I often avoided CPUs/heatsinks) build my own PC until about a year ago, and this was a slow process, because I needed to order the parts individually as and when funds became available. I had previously done plenty of things relating to hardware, so I was by NO means a newbie to hardware stuff. Oh, actually.. hold on.. when I was about 17 or so, I took apart and reassembled a PC for the first time, but the only thing I didn't interfere with, was the CPU and heatsink. Aaaah, the innocent days.