November 25th, 2015, 07:52
I figure I have built at least a couple hundred PCs over the years though only about a dozen or so were for my own use.
It is hard to determine when a repair starts to become a rebuild.
I know I built at least 70-80 back in college when I worked for a department that was selling IBM equipment to the students.
Back then, every machine came in with NOTHING installed. All the other equipment was packed in its own box, even disk controllers, hard drives, graphics cards, etc..... So it really was building each and every machine to specification.
Because all the expansion slots were empty, there were slot covers for every slot.
I saved at least one slot cover for each machine I built because otherwise it was just so much scrap metal.
I have been using them for...