6 Reasons to Get a Custom-Built PC Rather than “Out of the Box”
When it’s time to get a new computer, most people start searching big box stores like Best Buy or comparing brands online. They often end up choosing the one that best meets their needs and price range even if it doesn’t have all the features they want.
Have you ever thought about having a custom computer built that matches what you want exactly?
It’s something gamers often do so they can get the graphics and processing power to enjoy all types of games without lagging or freezing issues, but you don’t have to be a gamer to benefit from computer that’s custom built just for you.
Pro Tech Guy specializes in custom computer builds so customers can have quality computers with all the features they desire. We do:
Standard Desktop Builds (for home or office)
Custom Gaming Builds
Tiny Desktop PC Builds (energy saving)
The average amount of time people keep their computers before replacing them has increased from an average of 4 years just a few years ago to 5 or 6 years now.
People want to get the most mileage out of a PC purchase, but if it doesn’t have quality components, they could be suffering with a sluggish computer those last few years before replacement that isn’t serving them well and is quickly adding onto the original price tag in repair costs.
If you’ve dreamed of having a computer that has both the memory and storage capacity you’re looking for and one that doesn’t have parts that wear out in just a couple of years, read on to learn the advantages of owning a custom-built PC.
Benefits of Having Your Next Computer Custom Built
Have you ever had to settle for a computer that wasn’t exactly what you wanted just because it was the best match you could find at the store? Did you think that custom-built meant you had to figure out how to put a computer together yourself?
There’s no reason to settle when you can have a PC built from the motherboard up for you… and you don’t have to do it yourself! IT experts can help you both choose the parts that match the types of features you want, put them all together for you, and provide local support when you need it.
Here are the reasons to consider a custom PC.
When you’re purchasing a pre-built computer, you don’t have any control over the quality of the parts that the manufacturer used. Many times in consumer computers, in order to offer cheap prices the manufacturer is using cheap parts that will mean you have to pay repair costs in the near future.
1 out of every 49 motherboards failed in 2018.
When you get a custom-built PC, you can ensure quality parts are being used that have low failure rates and can mix and match components that get high marks from different manufacturers to ensure the longest lifespan with the least amount of problems.
Fewer Upgrade Costs
While some people may think building a custom PC is more expensive, it often costs less than a pre-built machine when you factor in upgrade costs. If you need more memory or a better graphics card in an out of the box computer, that’s an additional cost down the road for the upgrades.
With a custom-built PC, you can choose exactly the features and capacity you want, meaning there is less chance that you’ll need to do any upgrades in the future.
Local Support & Service
If something goes wrong with your Dell or HP out of the box computer and you want manufacturer support, often you’ll be stuck on the phone for hours waiting for technical support or have to mail your computer to a centralized service location, being without it for weeks.
When you have a custom build done locally by a trusted computer shop, you have local support and service when you need it by the team that actually put the PC together for you, meaning less frustration and faster service.
No “Bloatware” Installed
Most of the pre-built computers you get at the store will come with a bunch of pre-installed programs, or bloatware, that are really just advertisements to get you to purchase the program after a trial. These can slow down your system and add intrusive programs you never asked for.
With a custom-build computer, you can designate the exact software that you want pre-installed or have it completely free of any additional software so you can add it yourself.
If you’re worried that you’ll be without the manufacturer’s warranty if you get a custom-built computer, you can rest easy. Most parts manufacturers have their own warranties on their products, which are typically in the range of 2-3 years, so you’re still covered by warranties. You also avoid having to send your entire PC for a warranty repair to just fix a single part.
Better Performance & Reliability
Because your PC is being put together with precision and individual attention to each component, you get a better performing computer than you would just buying off the shelf. Your IT pro has a lot more control to choose the best and more reliable parts because they’re not tied to any third-party parts contracts like many major computer manufacturers are.
What Does Your Dream Computer Look Like?
Pro Tech Guy can make your dream computer a reality. Whether it’s the ultimate gaming rig or a work/home PC that gives you the flexibility and power you need.
Give us a call today to discuss your custom computer build at 508-364-8189 or reach out online.