How much should I pay for someone to assemble my computer?
August 7, 2012 2:25 AM Subscribe
If I got someone else (in the UK) to assemble my computer from the various components I've bought, how much should I expect to pay?
posted by mr_silver to Computers & Internet (9 answers total)
My old computer is on its last legs and in need of replacing.
I've worked out all the components I want to buy (it's a mid tower ATX case with all the usual things including a HDD and SSD) but I don't have the time at the moment to assemble it - especially all the faffing about with testing, installing, turning on, finding it doesn't power up and the inevitable stripping it down to work out what the problem is.
As such, I'm thinking about paying a family member who is into computers to do it for me as I think he'd do a good job (if not as fast as someone who does it as their day job). I'd buy all the components, ship them to him and then pay for him to assemble the computer, install Windows and the drivers but nothing more (mainly to verify that everything works okay).
My experience of assembling computers is about 10 years out of date so I'm trying to understand how long this would take and how much I should think about paying.
I did some Google searches but lots of places appear to do free assembly and make up the money by charging slightly more for each component - which makes it difficult to understand what the true cost would be.
I'm based in the UK.