been, this was my first notebook barebone build. I have put together many PCs in the past. I have to say it was straight forward, not hard at all. I prefered to put it together so i can choose the components and make sure everything is put together right. Using thermal paste on the CPU for example. If i go back i would definately build it again. If you are worried and/or have no experience setting up the bios and doing a fresh install then go for a preconfigured system.
7/18/04 at 3:35am