There are a lot of options out there when it comes to buying a computer. You have your pick of operating systems, sizes, and even colors. So how do you know when you should buy a computer off the shelf or when you should buy a custom-built computer designed specifically for your needs?
Every computer sold on the market is a collection of components — drives, RAM, processors, etc. Computer manufacturers build what they think most people want to buy. And for the most part, they get it right. But what if you’re not like the majority of the people in the computer market? That’s when you might want a custom-built computer.
Jason Gillespie, the owner of Jnology Computer Repair recommends, “custom built computers over name brand computers because of the upgradability factor”. For more questions about having a custom desktop built stop by website. We’re located in Greenville, SC.
Advantages of custom-built computers.
- High Quality Parts — When you have a computer built for you, you can make sure you’re getting high-quality parts. Because you’re only getting the components you need, you can put your money towards the best quality, rather than spending it on features you don’t want. Because pre-built computer manufacturers often switch suppliers, you aren’t guaranteed what components you’ll get.
- Build Exactly What You Need — If you need a lot of graphic capability but aren’t storing large files, you need something much different than if you’re a photographer who keeps RAW files you’re working with on your desktop. Rather than buying something with most of what you need and some of what you don’t, you can get precisely what you want with a custom-built.
- Personal Service — If you’re buying your computer off the shelf at Best Buy, online, or anywhere else “big box”, you’ll be dealing with iffy customer service. When you hire a computer professional to build your machine, you have the opportunity to choose someone who will be there to answer questions and cares about your long-term satisfaction.
Building vs. Buying is something that’s personal. Whether or not you should build or buy depends on what you need your computer for and how you like to do business.
Get in Touch
If you’re in the market for a custom built computer and want to talk about components or ideas, feel free to give me a call at 864.881.1675 and we’ll talk.