Monday, August 23, 2010

Build it, don't pre build it

Everyone uses computers now a days, but a lot of people buy pre built PCs. However, you shouldn't buy a pre built PC, you should always build your own. When you build a PC, you know what is going into your computer and you spend the time putting it together. You make sure to get quality parts, unlike computer retailers who don't always use quality parts in their products. In addition, you feel the success of building the computer, the fact that you put it together with your own hands. Plus, you can build a PC with the same budget as buying a pre built one, and get much better parts. Not to mention if anything goes wrong, each part is covered under warranty, unlike a pre built computer were the whole thing has one warranty. Also that you don't have to worry too much about compatibility issues when it comes to building your own computer. If you buy a computer from a retailer they may have software and other things that prohibited your from adding certain hardware or software. Sometimes they even ask that you send it in so they can do the upgrade, and that can cost money you don't want to spend. It is always best to build your own, no matter how long it takes. This doesn't really pertain to Macs, unless of course you are building a Hackintosh. If it is time for you to upgrade to a new computer, I highly recommend you build it yourself. It is a good experience and you get much better parts for money. And if you don't know where to buy parts, you can always check out my post,
where you should be buying parts. Make sure to use sales to lower your cost if possible. And remember, it is always good to buy all the parts at once so when you build it and test it, you can see if you have any problems. Good luck and remember, it is best if it is built by you!

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1 comment:

  1. Dave -you are right. What better way to develop a thorough knowledge of computers than to build one yourself. By comparing your options on both on price and performance you can truly customize your experience.
    Years ago kids use to build televisions through a company called Heathkit (they sent you all the parts), and of course for the car affectiandos many young men use to tinker with and rebuild their own car engines. Reminds me of the scene in the movie MY Cousin Vinny where Marisa Tomei took the stand to tesiify about tire tracks, and positraction. Her knowledge came from working on cars with her father who was a mechanic.