The age-old question: Should you buy a premade PC or build your own PC with your own two hands? Surprisingly, customizing your own desktop PC isn’t as hard as you think it is.
If you happen to be new to the PC master race, then welcome! We are here to give you sound advice as to why you will want to build your own PC instead of buying a prebuilt one.
You Get to Choose Your Products
You see, the best thing about building your own PC is having the freedom of choice. You get to select your own products and then mix and match from then on. Yes, it will require you to go through tons of research in order to save money but will make the purchase worth every penny.
Choosing which are the best CPU or best RAM options for gaming to go alongside your GPU, hard drive and cooler is all up to you; nobody can hold you back. Just make sure the hardware are compatible with each other or you’ll be wasting money for nothing.
On the contrary, prebuilt PCs are sold as is. You can’t request the seller to change specific parts at all. Once they ship it to you, that’s it. Sure, you can upgrade some components but only with what they offer and most times it is overpriced.
Building a PC is Cheaper
Depending on your budget, sticking to your own personal preferences is arguably cheaper than buying a premade desktop. If you know what you have and what to do with them, you’ll be able to put together a powerful PC without blowing a huge wad of cash.
You can save as much as US$300-US$500 on your total expenses building your own PC. That’s because you don’t have to pay for the service fee, the company/brand reputation and specific expensive parts in the already-built PC that you don’t like.
Yes, games constantly demand more and more resources as time goes by and before Cyberpunk 2077 hits the shelves, you should have the budget ready for the rainy PC season.
You WILL have to swap out parts soon and upgrading them is much simpler on a custom PC than a premade one.
We’ve owned two PCs before – one premade and one custom. Trust us, it’s just much better to upgrade parts with a custom PC. Premade ones could have issues when you’re prying out each part and swapping them for better ones. There may also be issues with compatibility between 3rd-party components and OEM components.
Oh, and you don’t need to pay a technician to just replace the parts if you can do it yourself.
Ever heard of bloatware? It’s those pesky 3rd party apps that are automatically attached in your hard drive, consuming large amounts of precious memory and space. You often see these in laptops with the brand’s own programs instituted inside the software whether you like it or not.
Same goes to desktop when you’re purchasing a prebuilt one. But when you have a custom PC? You can kiss those bloatware woes goodbye.
You Don’t Need Tech Support to Do It
You don’t need a tech because you ARE one. Besides, getting one will involve a chunk of money too, be it freelance support or support from an established company like ASUS or that Geek Squad guy from Best Buy.
But when you make your own PC? You will never have to run in on those problems at all! The only person you can truly trust here is yourself.
Don’t know where to start? Why not go to YouTube and watch videos of people assembling PCs. There are limitless videos out there for you to use as a reference.
Start Your Creation Now
It may look intimidating at first but trust us, you’ll feel handsomely rewarded when everything connects and works. You may not get it the first time but as long as you got steady hands and determination, you’ll work up a wonderful PC that you can call your baby.