It might seem daunting to build your own PC, but the truth is it's actually quite easy.
It only requires buying parts, installing them into the right slots, and hooking them up with cables. It's almost like Lego, but a bit more fiddly, and you'll need a screwdriver for some parts.
There are a ton of videos and other online resources to help you along the way. But if you're still on the fence, here are very good reasons you should build your next computer from the ground up.
Buying the parts you need separately and assembling them yourself is only going to cost you a fraction of what it would cost you to buy a pre-built computer. With computers you buy in a store, you get the basic, what everyone needs kind of package deal. When you build your own PC, you can customize it with whatever programs you might want.
IT’S A SPECIAL SKILL DEVELOPMENT
Not everyone can say, “Hey, you like that PC? I build it.” A skill like this would lend a hand in other things that involve building or electronics, and it even opens a new door for a type of employment — a PC fixer-upper.
YOU ARE YOUR OWN TECH PERSON
Now you won’t have to wait to hear back from someone who claims to know what the problem is without looking at the computer; you can fix it yourself. Not only that, but you can replace the exact part that needs it, rather than ship your entire computer off to someone else and go without your PC for a week or two.
YOU’LL GET LONGER WARRANTIES
Store-bought computers typically come with a one-year warranty policy, and then after that, that’s it. When you build your own, however, the parts come with longer warranties — usually two or more years. It saves your money in the long run when replacing parts.
BUILDING YOUR OWN PC WILL HELP HONE THOSE PROBLEM-SOLVING SKILLS
You are more than likely going to encounter a problem or obstacle or two during the building process, and will have to learn how to get around them in your own creative way. It also offers you a chance to really dig down into research and learn all you can about the subject.
It’s a new thing for you to do — and to conquer; it will take time and patience, but it’s not impossible to do. Who knows? It could be your next favourite hobby.
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