Are you debating whether to build your own computer or purchase one that has already been assembled?
It’s not as tough as you would imagine to build a computer. In fact, if you can read and write instructions and use a screwdriver, you’re probably ready to construct your own computer.
There are numerous reasons why building your own computer is a good idea. I’ve highlighted the top 14 advantages of building your own computer in this post in the hopes that you’ll notice how much better of a deal you’ll get when compared to buying a pre-built system.
1. Building a Gaming PC is Cost Efficient
You will spend less money if you build your own computer than if you buy a pre-built system from a store. You can also customise a computer to meet your individual requirements.
For around $300, you can build a basic PC for typical internet use. These internet-only setups are ideal for people who only wish to send emails, surf the web, and watch movies. There’s no reason to waste the ex’s money.
For as little as $300-$400, gamers can create a good entry-level gaming PC. For $600 or more, you can create a gaming PC that can handle most games at maximum settings on a 1080p monitor, which is a step up from an entry-level machine. Spending $800 or more (t) is recommended for gamers who wish to play on displays with greater resolutions and refresh rates, or who want to delve into virtual reality gaming.
Finally, as compared to a store-bought system, building your own computer can provide you with the same performance for a fraction of the price.
2. Building a PC Allows for Easier Upgrades
You’ll know exactly where each component in your system goes and how it’s installed when you design your own PC. Replacing parts is a straightforward operation if you find it isn’t operating as well as you’d like it to or if you want to update. It will be more difficult for people who want to upgrade components on pre-built store-bought devices. They may not be comfortable performing the upgrades themselves because they have never constructed their own computer, forcing them to spend more to have someone do it for them.
Upgrading parts on your custom-built gaming PC is inexpensive, and it’s usually as easy as removing the old component and replacing it with the new one. It’s also a good idea to update your system every few years if you’re a big player.
3. You Will Have a Superior Cooling System
One issue with pre-built PCs is that their cooling systems are not always enough for gamers. These machines are constructed on assembly lines, with components crowded into a small space, limiting airflow. They either don’t have enough fans or the wires are obstructing the ventilation, or both.
When building your own PC, you can choose a casing that provides cable management choices as well as slots for installing fans. Even for mid-range builds, you should be able to locate a case with two or three fans. You’ll have even more alternatives for fans and liquid cooling radiators if you create a high-end gaming PC. When your cooling system is running at maximum capacity, the airflow permits your components to survive longer, saving you time and money in the long run.
4. Building a PC Gives You a Skill You’ll Keep Forever
Building a PC provides you an advantage over individuals who have not built their own computer, whether you are a student or an adult in the workforce. I guarantee that if you put 100 people in a room and ask how many of them can build a computer, only a small proportion of them will raise their hand. We live in an era where computers may be found in businesses, homes, cars, and even our pockets. Understanding how these machines work is a vital life skill to have.
You can repair your computer yourself if it has issues. Perhaps your parents, friends, children, or other relatives are experiencing computer difficulties as well. They can call you over instead of paying thousands of dollars to replace it, and you can help diagnose and fix it yourself. Knowing how to construct and repair computers will serve you well for the rest of your life. These life talents can help you save time and money, giving you an advantage over others who lack those abilities.
5. Building a PC Gives You the Option for Higher Quality Parts
Although you may assume that a computer’s quality is determined by its logo or brand name, the components used in store-bought pre-built machines are not always of the highest quality. For components such as RAM, optical discs, hard drives, power supplies, and other components, these big-name manufacturers frequently use low-quality brands.
They choose cheaper parts because they are always hunting for the best deal, which optimises their earnings. If you build your own machine, you’ll know exactly what parts are going into it, allowing you to choose only high-quality components.
Check out our Top Components area to browse through our component buyer’s guides if you’re seeking for the best components for your next build.
6. No More Waiting for Tech Support… You ARE the Tech Support
When you buy a computer from a store, your technical support is confined to the retailer’s system. Frequently, this entails sitting on line for hours on end, only to discover that their tech agent is unable to diagnose your problem or offer a method to resolve it. That system is inconvenient and ultimately wastes your valuable time. You can skip this step if you build your own computer.
You can fix everything that breaks or doesn’t work properly on the machine you made yourself. That’s correct… you’re in charge of your own technical assistance.
Yes, when you construct your own computer and take on the burden of fixing any faults that develop during the process, you do take on additional responsibility. However, you will learn a lot about the inner workings of a computer in the process, and most people who build their own computer discover that any problems they encounter can be fixed with a short Google search.
And, because system builders already A) understand their computers better than most consumers, and B) know exactly how to find the answer to their question in a much faster and more efficient manner, they rarely have to spend hours on the phone with tech support to fix common problems.
7. Building a PC Eliminates Bloatware
What exactly is bloatware? If you have a retail computer, you probably have bloatware and aren’t even aware of it. Have you ever wondered why your computer is so sluggish? It’s not even a year old, and you haven’t put anything malicious on it. Bloatware is the answer, of course. Bloatware isn’t harmful or detrimental to your computer, but it does slow things down by taking up unneeded hard drive space.
On your computer, the manufacturer instals a variety of useless software that you never use or require. Why do people behave in this manner? Third-party programmes are frequently included in these add-ons, providing them with a new money stream. Bloatware in the form of trialware is another type of bloatware. Trialware in the form of antivirus and security software is very frequent. If you don’t renew your membership, you get to use particular software for a month or so and then it merely takes up space on your hard disc.
You won’t have to worry about any of these if you construct your own computer. Because you’ll be installing the software yourself, you won’t be installing any unnecessary programmes that will slow down your computer’s performance.
8. Building a PC Gives You Better Warranties
When you purchase a pre-built computer from a retailer, it normally comes with a one-year guarantee. These warranties usually cover the entire machine, which may seem convenient at first but might be inconvenient if something goes wrong. You must send your entire computer in for repair if one part breaks or malfunctions, leaving you without a computer in the meanwhile.
If you buy each component separately for a bespoke build, you’ll quickly notice that some items come with two or more years of warranty coverage, rather than just one. Some of the high-quality components come with warranties of up to five or seven years, and some even come with lifetime guarantees.
You can simply mail back the specific part if something goes wrong. While it’s true that diagnosing a system’s problem isn’t always easy, the fact that you constructed your own computer suggests that you can probably figure out what’s wrong with it.
When you buy your components separately and create your own system, however, you receive longer warranties (and thus better coverage).
9. Building a Computer Teaches You Responsibility
If you’re a kid or a teen who wants to construct a computer, the process will help you mature more quickly and teach you responsibility. PC parts are costly, and if you’re paying for them with your own money, you’ll quickly understand how valuable a dollar is. Perhaps your parents will assist you with some of the expenses. If that’s the case, you don’t want to throw their money away. Make sure you finish the project you started, even if you run into difficulties along the road.
You’ll also need to take good care of the computer once it’s built. So keep it away from liquids, dirt, and dust, as well as anything else that could harm it. A mistake with your newly built computer might cost you up to $1,000 if you’re not careful. You’ll also need to keep up with the computer’s maintenance over time, which includes any modifications or updates that will improve its performance. These characteristics will teach you about responsibility, which is not only important for children; many adults need to learn how to be responsible as well.
10. You Have Complete Control for Customization
As the builder of a PC, you have complete control. You can choose pieces for your machine based on how you want it to work. This also allows for future adjustments to be made with ease. Consider your personalised computer to be a living, breathing organism. You may only do light gaming and aren’t concerned with high-resolution visuals right now… you spend the majority of your time on the internet and watching videos.
You may, however, become a game enthusiast in a few years. Instead of purchasing a new computer, you may just replace a few parts on your current one to improve your gaming experience. Your graphics card, RAM, case, optical drive, power supply, processor, motherboard, mouse, monitor, keyboard, and speakers are all items that can be customised.
11. Building a PC Sharpens Your Problem-Solving Skills
Learning to solve problems quickly and effectively is a talent that may be applied to various areas of your life. You’ll run into some roadblocks and stumbling blocks during the computer-building process. There’s no need to be upset or worried when this happens; it’s an opportunity for you to put your problem-solving talents to the test. People’s reactions to misfortune reveal a lot about who they are as individuals. It’s easy to give up, but persevering through your difficulties makes the result more sweeter.
If you need assistance, don’t be embarrassed to ask for it. Inquire of professionals who have dealt with similar situations in the past for advice. I guarantee that no matter how complex or unpleasant your problem appears to be, there is a solution. You’ll have to put your research abilities to the test as well. Throughout the research process, you will come across additional important material that will widen your understanding and help you become more knowledgeable about the subject.
12. Building a PC Allows You to Choose Your Operating System
When you buy a computer from a store, you have to use the operating system that comes with it. Just because a firm releases a new operating system doesn’t guarantee it’s the greatest option available. These new systems are frequently riddled with bugs and other issues. Some people have the mentality of “if it ain’t broke, don’t repair it,” which means they don’t want to switch to a new operating system since they’re pleased with the one their machine is presently running on.
You don’t have any limitations with this problem if you build your own PC. You are not obligated to use the new Windows 10; instead, you can install any operating system you like. You won’t be forced to switch systems unless you want to, and you can easily go back if you don’t like the new software.
13. You Join an Elite Community When Building a PC
Don’t just create a computer with your eyes closed. To acquire some advice along the process, reach out to professionals and other peers. There are numerous online communities where people discuss their experiences creating various machines, and their knowledge is valuable. Even if you don’t wish to contribute to these blogs or forums, you should read some of them to avoid making some frequent rookie blunders.
If you run into a problem during the construction process, or even years later if one of your components fails, I’m confident that someone else has faced similar challenges. If you need assistance, use these message boards, comment sections, and other online forums. Because everyone in these communities has a common passion, they are unique. Maybe one day you’ll be able to help and advise a first-time builder.
14. Building a Computer is Fun
Throughout the process of creating your PC, you will have a great time. Sure, there may be a few setbacks or hiccups along the way, but those challenges add to the excitement. In general, constructing a computer is not a tough task. There are step-by-step guides available (including ours!) to assist you. All you need is attentiveness and the ability to follow directions exactly.
It’s possible that building computers will become your new hobby. In their leisure time, some people enjoy working on cars or making model train systems. It’s possible that developing computers is your calling. It’s a pleasant way to pass the time, and the end result is something useful that you can use on a regular basis for both business and play.