Custom Built Computers

Written by Charles Peacock
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When you're in the market for a new computer, it's hard to resist the deals you can find at the electronics superstores. Many systems are discounted by hundreds of dollars, usually through mail-in rebates. If you want to get a computer that's going to keep you happy for years to come, however, it's best to avoid these kind of pre-packaged deals.

Building your own computer is the best way to ensure you are getting a system that is completely tailored to your needs. If you don't feel comfortable putting it together yourself, you can always get someone at a local computer shop to do it for you. They will sit down with you and help you decide what components you need, and what you don't need.

Advantages of Custom-Built Computers

Custom-built computers allow you to focus your budget on the things that are important to you. This can actually save you in the long run over the pre-built computers that you find at most retail shop. For instance, if you aren't interested in burning DVDs you can build a system that simply doesn't have this option--thereby saving yourself the cost of a DVD burner (which tends to come with most pre-built computers).

If you like to play computer games, you can request a high-end video card for your custom computer. If you simply bought a computer off the store shelf, you'd have to buy a video card separately--which might be quite a bit more expensive. In addition, custom-built computers tend to use higher quality parts than pre-fabricated computers.

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