One of Biggest Confusion on your first computer is to decide on building or buying a computer. It’s obvious that everyone will opt for buying a computer from a trusted manufacturer so that they don’t have to worry about the Warranty problems. But there are many advantages on building your computer.
Selecting Computer Components
All computers are a collection of components and by building a computer you have freedom of selecting those components. You can decide on the Processor type, Memory, Graphics Card to suit your needs.
In Pre Built computers, you need to select the pre configured computer and your chances of selecting the components is very less. So you might end up buying a computer which is more or less than your needs.
In Pre Built systems, the same Model Number can have different types of component like different brand, different configurations in it. This is due to the fact that computer manufacturers have multiple suppliers and use the components which are available to them during the built time. So there is less control over selecting the brand and the component specifications in the pre built computers.
In Building your computers, you can select the exact components like brand and the configuration of the components. You can also be verify whether the desired component is used before building your computer.
Another advantage of building computer is that you have the freedom of upgrading your computer by yourself whenever required. This lets you to skip some components when buying and to install them later when required.
But in pre built computer you need to contact the computer manufacturer for the upgrading your computer. Also you need to pay up for the price that is quoted for. There is no alternative to upgrade your system as opening your computer case may void warranty for the entire computer.
It is a common opinion that buying a computer is slightly cheaper than the building a computer. This due to the fact that computer manufacturers buy these in bulk and get a considerable discount in tose components. This translates into cheaper prices for your computer.
This is however does not hold true for higher configuration computers. High configuration computers are sold at lower rate than the normal computers. In this case, manufacturer may not buy in bulk and will not get discounts, which in turn translate into cheaper prices.
So if you are looking to buy a perfect gaming computer, investigate before building it yourself first.
Building your computer also gives the oppurtunity to learn ins and out of the computer building. You will learn how to research on various computer compenents and how to assemble them into a computer.
One clear advantage of buying a pre built computer is having a single warranty for your entire computer.
But in building your computer, you need to manage warranty for all the components that has been bought.
As you can see, both has its advantages and disadvantages. After reading this, you might have an idea about buying or building your computer.