As above really... I'm considering building a PC over the next few months/year or so as an alternative to buying one "out of the box". The laptop is likely to be totally out of date by the time I finish Uni and it would be nice to have a suitable replacement for it. Portability is obviously not going to be an issue Looking around at various parts in shops, it would appear that building is a far cheaper alternative to buying direct, but is it worthwhile, or is it just more hassle than it's worth? I also quite like the idea of having a "custom" PC... maybe even chucking in a couple of neon's and splashing out on an exotic case... I'm aware that spec will come into it, but in general, is building cheaper? Your opinions would be greatly appreciated... K.