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Cost Benefits of Do-It-Yourself

 I’ll be the first to admit I’m guilty as anyone when it comes to hiring someone else or paying a service for something as opposed to fixing it myself. I think that falls into one of the benefits of apartment/rental living is that when something breaks, you call your landlord and tell him/her that he needs to get it repaired ASAP. Those who have their own house of course, don’t have this luxury. Still, there are places I like to test my own hands-on waters to help save money and have fun in the process!

One such area is electronics. I’ve been building my own computers for just over 5 years, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I’ve saved hundreds of dollars purchasing my own parts piece by piece and building it up from scratch. The process is actually surprisingly easy and fun if you take the necessary precautions (static is a huge danger to motherboards and the like, for example).

If you want to build your own PC but don’t want to have to research each individual component, there are options available for you here, as well! You can buy computer kits that have all the components you’ll need, just not yet assembled. Everything from standard, low-end units to high performance gaming computers.

I’ve really started looking into the do it yourself mentality and hope to expand my proficiency in a variety of areas. I’m hoping to build my next laptop myself, and I’ve started dabbling in other areas as well. The more you are able to do on your own, the larger your potential for saving is.

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