Why would someone go out and buy a computer from a manufaturer like Dell or Gateway, when they could build a more powerful computer for less money? The answer, they do not know how to build it.
This may sound like a complicated process, but in all actuality, it is very simple.
This guide will help you build your very own computer.
I want to appologize in advance for the resolution of the pictures. I hope they are still easy to understand.
DISCLAIMER: I am not responsible for any damage done to hardware during installation.
I also do not want to be contacted about computer problems. Go to your local repair shop (NOT GEEK SQUAD OR FIREDOG) and get it fixed. If the computer that is having problems was the one that you built (or tried to) then I will help. I just don't want a bunch of people who are asking how to fix unrelated issues.
I hope you enjoy building your computer. I did. In fact I'm using the computer pictured right now.
For those of you who think this is too hard or don't have the time to build a custom PC, I have set up a website that will allow you to choose the parts you want and I will set it up and mail it to you. The address is *EDIT, This site is no longer available, sorry*
If you want to build a laptop computer, check out my Instructable on that