Custom build computers have been growing in popularity in the last few years, but for those yet to come across the term- what exactly are they? Frankly, as the name suggests, they are essentially computers that are not purchased as a pre-built system (from computer hardware suppliers and brands). Rather, the user opts to purchase all of the components needed separately and assemble the parts themselves. Let’s take a look at a few of the benefits available for those who are braving the plunge of DIY tech.
It is widely considered that you increase your money saving possibilities when you opt for a custom build computer. If you are happy enough to buy the components you need, from brands that may not currently be so in the mainstream of tech, you may be able to save yourself some money while not skimping on the performance! Often, people get caught up in the brand image and find it difficult to break away and trust something that hasn’t had such a glossy marketing campaign, but it’s well worth giving it a try!
If you go for a custom built computer, you are opening up your opportunities to get creative in the tech world and design your computer or laptop according to your own specifications. There is definitely a great sense of achievement that comes with this kind of project, plus you’re allowing yourself to potentially learn new skills! The great thing is that you don’t even have to literally assemble the entire computer yourself. There are companies like inside tech who can allow you the chance to pick the components, make the design and then they can pick up the assembling part for you. (Yet if you do want to assemble it yourself- you can just buy the parts you want and get going!)
With custom built computers- it’s possible that you have the opportunity to expand the lifeline of your machine when things go wrong. This is because you can replace old components that no longer work and keep those ones that do. You won’t find yourself so easily needing to buy a whole new machine all together. This is because you have put yourself in a situation whereby you have gained the knowledge and skills to extend the performance of your current machine. This is a great benefit to be had considering all the tech purchases we usually have to keep replacing in our lifetime, from our TVs to our phones.
The best thing to do if you’ve decided that this is the way to go, is to work out which components that you are going to need; from your processor (CPU), to your memory or RAM and motherboard. If you already know this info and have an idea of your needs, design wise, then you’ll be ready to get started! Whether you wish to assemble the machine yourself or not, you can call in help to access the different components. Happy designing!