Building your own PC can be a good option, but only for a very few. We’re talking about people who already have experience building and assembling electronic components and know gaming PCs in and out. If you’re not in that category, then you shouldn’t build your PC unless you’re ready and willing to make some costly mistakes. Building your PC is not even always a good option from a financial standpoint. If you are still considering the idea, here are some reasons why you should think twice before building your gaming PC.
You Won’t Necessarily Make Savings
The idea that you’re automatically going to make huge savings by building a PC on your own is a myth. You might be able to save a few hundred dollars if you’re lucky, but you’ll have to pay in many other ways on the back end.
First of all, you don’t know what will happen while you’re building the machine. If you break something, then you’ll have to cover the costs which can be significant. Most people make savings by spending more money on very specific components while going cheap virtually everywhere else. These cheaper parts are often prone to breakage and will need to be replaced. That’s when they don’t cause damage to the whole machine over time. This is something we often see when people decide to go for cheap or suboptimal power supplies or cooling systems, for instance.
Not only that, but we assume that you have a very busy life and time is money. So, while you may not see the time you spend building the machine as an expense, it actually is at the end of the day.
They Can be a Huge Headache
Troubleshooting a self-built PC is one of the most frustrating things that you could ever experience. People are often unaware of how difficult it can be to know what’s wrong with a machine with no OS. You don’t know if you picked the wrong components or if there’s a problem at the physical level. And, in many cases, you may have to go see an expert to fix things for you if you’re a novice.
You Don’t Have to Build a PC to get the Parts You Want
If you want an RTX 3050 card but don’t want to pay for the bloated overpriced processors these cards are usually coupled with, don’t fret; you’re still not obligated to build a PC yourself. You could get a custom gaming setup from a reputable manufacturer instead. You’ll be guaranteed to get top-quality parts and they will be installed perfectly. Not only that, but you’ll be able to get a warranty to cover your whole PC, which is not something that you can get with a self-build.
Building a gaming PC, or any PC for that matter, is a very serious project and it’s definitely not for everyone. Unless you’re confident in your skills and truly understand computers, then we suggest that you go for a prebuilt PC instead.