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Perks of Building Your Own Computer

Austin Winder Jun 19, 2019
There are few things as frustrating as working on a slow computer. Whether you are using it for work or for your own pursuits, a powerful computer can save you plenty of headaches and skyrocket your productivity.
The issue, of course, is that a top-end computer could put you out a lot of cash. And if you’re buying a fully-built computer, there’s not much you can do to change that price.

Even more, the parts included with pre-built computers might not fit your own needs.
That’s why it might be worth considering building your own rig. Many people shy away from the idea, but it’s the best way to get exactly what you need in a computer while saving money at the same time.

If you are still on the fence, here are a few of the top perks to building your own computer.

Affordability

We’ve already touched on the affordability, but this might put it into perspective: buying parts individually and building your own computer is generally cheaper than buying a pre-built computer with the exact same tech in it.
"Template" computers that come pre-built often have components that aren’t best-suited towards your own needs, as well.

If you’re not into video games, for example, you can probably get away with a less powerful graphics card. Choosing your own parts gives you control over your build, and also over your own wallet.

Easy to Upgrade and Maintain

When you take the time to learn and build your own personal computer from scratch, you enable yourself to maintain and make repairs when necessary. This saves from costly repair bills at your local PC repair shop.

When a new piece of hardware comes out you want, such as an upgraded graphics card, you will be able to install it without any issues.

Better Quality Components

This perk is very important. The ability to pick and choose which parts make up your computer gives you absolute control over what type of system you have.

You will not be wasting money on parts you don't want, do not need or are not high enough quality for your computer's intended uses.
The money you would have wasted on a "template" computer can be put to better use on high-quality parts that will make your computer unique and run better.

This perk is especially useful for those who need a gaming computer with certain specifications.

Better Part Warranties

Pre-built computers often come with a standard one-year warranty. Purchasing an additional year will cost you extra money and come with exclusions.

When you purchase your computer parts separately to build your own computer, you will realize that each part comes with its own standard warranty that is often longer than the typical warranties.
When your pre-built computer breaks down, you have to send in your whole computer to be fixed. This can leave you without a computer for weeks or longer.

When a part in your custom-built computer breaks, you can send in that single part and get a replacement much faster. Overall, better and longer warranties can save you a lot of money in the long run.

Educational Value

A great benefit of building your own PC is that you don't have to fully rely on tech support. You will be able to fix your own problems quickly and for less money.

Learning the ins and outs of building a computer can give you skills that you can take anywhere, including possible employment opportunities.

It Can Be Fun and Rewarding

The ability to build something yourself can be very fun and exciting. When you overcome the challenges presented in building your own PC that is better than a pre-built computer, you will get to enjoy the rewarding feeling of accomplishment.

The satisfaction you can get from building your own computer doesn't compare to buying a pre-built one.