What is everyone's opinion about buying a desktop or building your own?
My desktop has stopped working due to issues with the motherboard and I'm getting ready to build one myself. I have noticed a few systems that are not bought from a store on here and just wanting to weigh my options. I know building one gives you more control of what is going into your desktop.
I definitely recommend that you build your own. Overall it is more affordable than buying a pre-assembled one and you get more for your money. -Like you said, you can control what goes into the machine and you can buy more high end stuff for it. Pre build computers are more expensive because they are... well pre build.
Finally! Something I can answer with my experience!
Buying or building? This is a tough question for some, but let me enlighten you on some awesome information that could help you out. There is a major bonus with building a pc, but we will get to that shortly. But right now, ask yourself the following questions.
1.)What will I be using this computer for?
2.)Is it for gaming or office/graphics uses?
3.)Can I afford building over buying?
Once you have answered your questions you can begin. Let's say in this case you said you wanted to buy a pc. Now your local markets will have some cool looking computers, however most of them will be usable for your basic office uses and general gaming. Not major gaming. They will be cheaper in some cases, but it will be easy to buy a pc. Now with buying one, you are guaranteed an already installed OS but no OS disc. No OS disc means you cannot repair missing files unless on a recovery disk. So you are limited on what you can do as of fixing it. So everything is assembled already and good to go.
Now let's say in this case, you want to build your own PC. This is awesome for one major reason, being able to fix and repair on your own time and messing with your own parts. This allows you to have knowledge of what is going to be in your computer. There is one major downside to building a computer though. $$$. You see, you get what you pay for, and for performance you will be paying a hefty price. But it will be worth it. Being able to have a faster more powerful computer that not even stores sell you is amazing. Best part is, coming across computer parts is easy.
Now what do I prefer? Well, seeing as I am a web designer and a youtuber, I love performance. So I would build a PC, but I don't have the money so I bought a PC. But it may be different for you.
Now one last note before I link you to some good website, building a computer is nothing like stacking legos. Specific things require specific pieces. With that said, here are some sites to check out.
Good luck, and have fun!
you can build a pc for cheaper or have someoen build u one for cheaper, and it will Most certainly be alot better then buying one from the manufacturer.
Custom built pc's do work better.
Although if u don't wanna custom build i will Recommend a Gateway computer, Or a more premium brand sutch as Lenovo, Or Dell. Anybody Else hmmm...HP Maybe, but expect a mobo failure in about 4-5 Years, Although replacements are after market so it will last even longer after.
bottom line with custom building is u get to choose quality parts that literally last forever and have a much lower rate of failure.
Building a Desktop PC is better than Buying one, If you decide to build one, you can buy better hardware and build a machine, whereas while buying a Desktop Machine, they may have assemble an i7 and 8GB of RAM and then use an on-board Graphic which is meant for Gaming Purposes!
If you're a gamer, building your own machine is the best thing you can do, but if you won't use your machine for heavy games of stuff, buying a good one can be a good option.
Building one is always cheaper than buying one, i think that this is amazing.