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To Build or To Buy—The Debate for PC Gaming Enthusiasts

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If you have the budget all sorted out, you’re probably wondering if you should build a PC or buy a pre-built one.

Building a PC is not as exhaustive as you might think. In fact, it is as easy as following a systematic guide, opening some screws and removing/replacing parts. The flexibility and scalability you get when you build your own PC can never match what you get when you purchase a pre-built one.

In addition to this, there are many other reasons why building a PC makes complete sense.

Here are a few reasons that will help you sort things out once and for all:

Building Costs Less

While higher end gaming PCs might cost you anywhere between $800–$2000 or even more, you can build a basic PC for browsing and internet usage for as low as $300.

For entry-level gaming, add another $100 to the budget and you will have a PC that handles older, but awesome games like a breeze. Add another $200 and you will get a PC that handles 1080p easily.

If you want an even better experience and higher refresh rates, you can expect to build an ideal PC within $800.

Unparalleled Scalability

Building your own PC is not just a project, it is an educational experience that lets you in on the intricate details and how each part affects your gaming experience.

This means, the next time you feel the PC isn’t performing as well, you’ll know what to replace and how. You won’t have the same convenience with pre-built PCs as they are often sealed off and replacements aren’t easy.

This ability to upgrade comes in handy when playing newer games. Upgrading after every year will allow you to play the latest installments of your favorite games without much hassle.

Spend your money on what’s important

As a gamer, we know that the most important part of our PC is our graphics card. If you’re focused solely on gaming, you can build a PC for just that, getting just enough of a CPU to power your awesome graphics card.

You also don’t have to get any cheap parts, often the pre-built PC’s cheap out on some parts to allow a profit. Just like building your own house, fixing your car etc – you know what you’re putting in your rig.

It’s A Community

There’s an entire global community of people who prefer building their own PCs instead of buying pre-built.

When you start off your first project, the research involved connects you with like-minded individuals, who serve as a source to identify the best practices, the best parts and much more.

Moreover, if you encounter a problem during the process, you can reach out to this community and share it. You will have immediate access to a wide variety of solutions. The feeling of being a part of something bigger and more important is priceless.

Wondering if you can build good gaming computers under $500? Or are you looking for a $350 gaming PC build? What about a $2,000 gaming rig?

We have you covered.

At PC Gaming Builds, we offer a wide variety of Gaming PC builds and complete information on how you can get started with your own project!

To Build or To Buy—The Debate for PC Gaming Enthusiasts was last modified: December 3rd, 2017 by Graham

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