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So I'm buying parts for a computer that will cost about $1000 in total. I'm not good with saving money so I thought if I bought one at a time it'll be easier. The parts range from $200 to about $50 Should I buy the cheaper ones first? Also each week I make about $200.

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Jay:
Save enough money to at least buy enough parts for a working computer.

By this I mean you may have on-board graphics, only a smaller SSD, only 1/2 you RAM etc. But you can put it all together and use it. This might cost you $500?. Keep your eventual build in mind and buy things that are going to work in your final build. So the base machine might only need a 300w power supply, but buy a 500w because it's going to have to run a GPU in the future etc.

Then as money allow, get a GPU, a 2nd large HDD, more RAM, better monitor, better speakers etc to build up to the game machine you want in stages.

Buying parts and sitting on them is a bad idea for several reasons. As well as the warranty issues others have mentions, computer parts usually come down in price, or the specs get better for a new model at the same price. Be annoying if you buy a GPU, sit on it for 3 months, then find it's selling cheaper because there is a new model released. Now it's cost you $100 just to have those parts sitting on the shelf. If you had saved and waited, you might get a better price, or a higher spec unit when it comes time to build.

Andy L:
Warranties and return periods end, prices in general drop over time missing new releases, once buying a part you limit compatible ones, buying in parts cannot see the relative costs to the total to optimize it,

If you can't save money now, your whole life becomes a paycheck to paycheck. Learn how to hold only money to reach a goal.
You can make a list with pcpartpicker.com and watch for special sales that are worth grabbing.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are coming up later this month.

pdl756:
Right, and by the time you buy enough parts to assemble it and test it the warranty is no good and then you find out the motherboard is DOA. Not a good idea. Learn some self control and save your money and buy them all at once.
briangervais81:
that's a horrendous way to build a computer, learn to say money, or get credit

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