Do you have to be an expert to decide to make your own computer? Non. On the other hand, you have to want to save money, want a more powerful machine better adapted to your needs, have the possibility to repair more easily, have the free choice of system and software installed. If these few advantages seduce you, here are the keys to achieving them.
In reality, you don’t really make your computer but you build it, you assemble your parts or even without going so far you can even choose the components without having to put your hands in the Beast. Details and explanations.
Of course, there is the economic side. In the vast majority of cases, a computer assembled by you will cost less to purchase than a branded computer assembled by the manufacturer. This is because you only put into your computer what you really need. A small hard drive but a very powerful processor? This is perfectly compatible but we rarely find this type of configuration. Of course, there is the economic side. In the vast majority of cases, a computer assembled by you will cost less to purchase than a branded computer assembled by the manufacturer. This is because you only put into your computer what you really need. A small hard drive but a very powerful processor? This is perfectly compatible but we rarely find this type of configuration. You also save yourself marketing costs and you know what is in your computer when it is rather difficult to know in detail the model of this or that component of a pre-assembled computer. An assembled PC will also have the advantage of being able to disassemble much more easily than a branded computer where everything is made “to measure” to fit in the case. The repair will be easier for a professional and even for you if you have decided to assemble it with your own hands. You will then be able to easily locate a fault and change a defective component. The same is true for scalability since you can change an obsolete component very easily. We don’t forget to mention the warranty for certain parts, which is much longer than the two-year warranty usually offered for a computer.
Finally, you will get a computer with a blank operating system of any software, which is far from being the case with purchased machines all made. The manufacturers insert a bunch of advertising software (bloatware) or utilities which, for the most part, will not be of any use to you and will slow down the machine.
The greatest disadvantages are in the choice of components and assembly. If you don’t want to get involved, online or in-store component vendors will offer to do the assembly work for you for a modest fee or even free of charge. They can even install the operating system of your choice (usually Windows) for you. This facilitates the work, but it also deprives us of a learning phase that allows us to become familiar with the components of the computer. A useful prerequisite if you need to repair or modify your PC configuration to make it evolve in the future. This is the problem of choice, there are also solutions. In addition to the advice given in-store, the forum’s volunteer members offer you free guidance in the choice of components, by opening a topic on the hardware forums or pre-purchase tips. On the other hand, they offer you some examples of configurations already below. These were established in November 2018.
Now you have all the keys in hand. If you still doubt your choices as to the use you want to make of your future machine, do not hesitate to ask the community of internet users who participate in our self-help forums on computer equipment or in the pre-purchase advice forums.