If you’re in the market for a new gaming computer, one of the best decisions you can make is to forego buying a pre-built system and build your computer yourself. By building your own gaming computer, you will save yourself some money now and over the long run, and you will ultimately get a more powerful system.
Despite what you may think, building your own gaming computer is not nearly as hard as it seems. There is a ton of information available on the internet (eBooks, videos, blog posts, etc.) that will help you choose the right components and build your own system. And, in reality, the building process is as simple as plugging the right component into the right slot on the motherboard. In fact, if you can operate a screwdriver and read, then you can probably build a gaming computer.
By choosing to build your own computer, you will be able to have full control over the quality of components that go into your system. This means that you will be able to construct a computer of a high-quality nature. And, a computer of a high-quality nature will give you incredible performance and will allow you to play your favorite games on the highest graphics settings possible. This will significantly increase your gaming experience.
However, there are a few additional benefits that come with building your own gaming computer. In this article I will discuss three other reasons why it’s a good idea to build your next computer rather than to buy it pre-built.
1. You will gain the knowledge necessary to easily make upgrades in the future.
In the computer world, new technology is always being introduced and old technology is always becoming obsolete. This is tough on you as a consumer because it forces you to spend a ton of money on a new computer every few years.
However, if you know how to build your own computer, you have an advantage. Some of the components inside of your computer are slower to becoming obsolete. So, essentially, it’s crazy to replace your computer every few years when there are still a lot of good and worthwhile components inside of your current computer.
Therefore, with the knowledge of how to build your own computer you will only need to make certain upgrades when the time comes, rather than having to buy a whole new computer. This will save you a ton of money over the long run because you will not have to buy a new system every few years. You will only have to make certain upgrades.
One way to ensure that your computer can easily be upgraded in the future is to purchase a really solid computer case, motherboard, and power supply for your computer build. These components can stay relevant longer when compared to other components.
This is especially true for a computer case. You can buy a really good gaming computer case and have it last you for 5-10 years if you really wanted it to. This is due to the fact that a computer case really doesn’t have any electrical workings to it. It’s simply a shell to hold all of your components. So, it’s extremely likely that a case that does a good job of housing your components now, will also do a good job housing your components in the future.
2. You will experience increased performance in all other tasks for which your computer is used.
When you build a gaming computer with high quality components inside of it you are pretty much guaranteed to receive a high quality experience while you play your favorite games. However, gaming is not the only area where you will see a huge boost in performance.
Given the nature of the components needed to build a quality gaming computer, you will notice that these components are also excellent for the other daily tasks you are used to carrying out.
Along with an increase in gaming performance, you will also see a huge improvement in other computer-related tasks like internet browsing, word processing, image editing, video playback, file editing, video editing, programming, etc.
In general, gaming computers provide the following extra benefits:
- Faster at processing capabilities
- Better graphics-processing power
- A ton of storage space
- Boot up way faster
- Are able to transfer, modify, and copy files very quickly
Basically, since pretty much every PC gamer uses their computer for more than just gaming, there is an added benefit involved with building a system with high quality components inside of it.
3. With your new computer building skills, you can start your own business.
Since computers are somewhat of an intimidating technology, most people will never even consider building their own system. This is too bad as it is not as difficult as they think it is. However, this does present you–with your newly acquired computer-building skills–a unique opportunity.
You can find people who want a new computer and you can build it for them. Since building a gaming computer typically costs less than buying it pre-built (especially for really high-end systems) then you can charge a small markup price to build other people their own gaming computer.
It may be tough when you first start out, but if you can show enough people how much money you can save them by charging them a lower markup price than other pre-built computer assemblers charge, then you can gain enough customers to build a good reputation.
And, once you have built enough high-quality computers for enough people, you will soon have a thriving business.
There’s a Lot of Added Benefits that Come With Building Your Own Gaming Computer
As you can see, when you build your own gaming computer, there are some really cool benefits that come along with it. And, the three benefits listed above are just the start of it all.
So, if you’re looking for a new gaming computer, you should definitely consider the extra performance and added benefits that come with building it yourself. It won’t only save you a ton of money, but it could potentially lead you to a successful business.
Brent Hale runs EliteGamingComputers.com—a site dedicated to helping PC gamers get a really good gaming computer. He is an avid PC gamer who enjoys building high-end gaming rigs. So, if you need some help getting a new system, just head on over to Elite Gaming Computer and Brent will help you out.