MadManOriginal wrote:Absolutely agreed. Many PC components drop in price every couple months as the generation gets older and new competing parts come out. If you can't use it now, don't buy it yet as chances are that when you finally get around to using it, the same part will be cheaper or a new better part has come out at the original price point. If you can, buy the core (CPU, MOBO) and salvage what you can from your old system as a stopgap measure until you have enough cash to buy the other components. You can probably reuse your existing GPU, PSU, HDD, optical, case, sound card, and possibly RAM depending on the age of your system.If you have absolutely no parts to carry over then the easy answer is no, save up until you can at least get the core of a system (motherboard, CPU, memory, storage, case, PSU) but there are ways to work partial buying even then.
greenmystik wrote:In my opinion, no. Because newer parts become available and older parts tend to go down in price, you don't want to buy something until you can use it. Almost nothing seems to depreciate faster than computer components that you've purchased but not yet installed.I don't have all of the money I need to buy it all at once, so I wanted some feedback to see if it's smart to buy it in pieces. Is this a good idea?