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The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Building A Custom PC

Since IBM’s earliest PC computers, consumers have the option to compile their own computer systems from compatible components. People often refer to it as a clone market. In the early days, this offered significant savings for consumers who were willing to buy third-party parts from smaller producers. Many things have changed since then, but there are still significant advantages to making machines from parts rather than buying systems that have been built before.

The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Building A Custom PC

A System Is the Amount of Parts

All computer systems sold on the market are a collection of components that provide a functional computing system. Processors, memory, and drives are just a few of the parts that make up a computer and allow us to distinguish one system from another. Thus, the performance and quality of the system is determined by the parts used in its construction.

So what’s the difference between a shop that buys systems and machines made specifically from spare parts? There is almost no difference to a very significant difference based on the parts chosen for the engine. With this in mind, let’s examine some of the advantages and disadvantages of building a computer from parts rather than buying one.

Building Benefits

The most prominent advantage of building a computer from scratch is the selection of components. Most computer systems are pre-made with specifications and components that have been chosen for you. This can often cause consumers to make compromises on features because they may not have everything you want or may offer sub-standard components. By building computers from components, users can choose the part that best matches the computer system they want. Some vendors do allow you to adjust computer systems, but you are still limited to their choice of components.

Another thing that users might not realize with a previously created system is that two exact same computer models can have very different parts. The reason is related to suppliers, spare parts are available when the system is built and only luck. For example, Dell might switch between several memory suppliers because the one is cheaper than the other. Similarly, they can swap hard drive brands if they have certain supply problems. Buy all the parts with guaranteed part of what you will get on your PC.

advantages of building a computer

One of the less obvious advantages of building a computer from scratch is knowledge. By building a computer from scratch, users can learn and understand how these parts work together. This information becomes very valuable when solving computer problems. Knowledge of what components control various computer sub-systems means that users can fix their own hardware problems without having to deal with support groups or expensive repair bills.

Finally it costs. The stronger your desktop computer is, the more likely you will be to save money by building your own computer. This is because many premium components tend to bring high price increases by manufacturers as a means to increase profits. While many of the smaller companies that build high-end systems can build PCs from the exact parts you want, they have to increase prices to cover the costs of making them and supplier support after purchase.

How to Build a Computer

Now everything in the open, those who are interested in building their own desktop computers from parts can take the next step.

If you happen to have a device that is compatible with the Kindle, you can also get a copy of my Build Your Own Desktop PC ebook and use this as an offline reference when building a computer. Some aspects discuss problem solving and will install software that is not included in the e-mail course.

Previously, users did not have the ability to build their own notebook computers. Even this is changing today. Some companies now sell base systems called White Box Notebooks. It has basic components such as a chassis, screen, and motherboard that has been installed. Users can then choose items such as memory, drives, processors and sometimes graphics to complete their own laptop computers. In fact, we often sell basic laptop chassis to PC companies for badges later as their own systems after completing the installation of the components.

If you build your own PC from parts, make sure to do research on your part. There are various components available for consumers to choose from. It is impossible for sites like PC Hardware / Reviews to see every one of these. This list of items such as desktop CPUs, hard drives, solid state drives, DVDs, Blu-rays, and video cards is a good starting point.