April 20, 2008 12:32pm CST
when we are buying a system we should see that assembled system is best or direct company made system is best why ? if it is assembled why ? if it is company
3 responses
@amitpuri (457)
• India
21 Apr 08
As according to me it depends what configuration one is looking for, if you want a cheaper computer, you can go for the assembled one as it depend upon you which additional and optional hardware or devices you want or not or otherwise you have to pay for them if you get it by the company.But what i think is that one should go for the company computer as it is giving the full assurance and warranty to their product which otherwise not given when we go for the assembled computers.Still if someone want to assemble can go for it but by buying quality hardware products to be assembled but still i will say go for the company products for better results and assurance.
@busta1 (1029)
• United States
21 Apr 08
well 1st of when you buy a computer you want to get the one thats right for you because i know you wanted want to get a computer that you dont really like at all as for the company i know that dell is one of the best and cheapest ..
@lexus54 (3576)
• Singapore
20 Apr 08
There are pros and cons to both options, and I don't think one can really say one is better over the other. It really depends on the person and circumstances. If a person who buys a PC is not very knowledgeable about PCs and their components, then buying a DIY system where one chooses the parts and then assembles them into a working PC may not be the recommended way to go. It really takes some knowledge of how components work together and how PCs should be configured, and how OS and other software are to be installed to enable a PC to be built properly, and not knowing how to do these will result in a non-working PC. But the advantage of a DIY system is that one can choose specific components and brands of say the motherboard, memory, hard disk, graphics card, DVD drive, etc. Experienced PC users can also over-clock their PCs to get more out of the performance, and DIY kind of PCs will allow them to leverage on this. The other advantage is that usually DIY PCs cost less for the same performance as a branded one. But the downside is that because different parts are purchased, each has their own warranty and dealers, and if one a problem with one component, he/she may have to bring the part back to the dealer for repair. The branded PCs (those readily assembled and sold by companies) like Dell, HP, Compaq, Fujitsu, etc. on the other hand are convenient for the PC user who knows little about the internal workings of PCs yet want a ready to go hassle-free PC on their desk once they bring it back from the shop. There is usually overall warranty for the whole unit. If he/she has a problem with any part of the PC, usually the unit can be brought back to the dealer for repair, rather than individual dealers for different components. The nice feeling about such PCs is that it is "branded" and comes with a brand name unlike one that a person assembles himself/herself. But branded ready-assembled PCs are not always great especially if the shop that sells these PCs do not allow upgrading of some parts, eg. if the DVD drive offered is only 8x write, and the shop doesn't have the option to offer a 16x write DVD drive at a slightly higher price, then the buyer will have to settle for a slower drive if he/she goes ahead to buy the PC. With DIY option, anything can be purchased. Also the chassis used may not provide much expansion possibilities, whereas for DIY, a larger chassis can always be purchased to cater for future expansion. So usually ready-assembled systems may have constraints and limitations. So a direct company made system is best suited for someone who is not so knowledgeable about PCs, who prefers a ready working PC after purchase, prefers an overall warranty for the product and as little hassle as possible when it comes to maintenance and repair. For the PC enthusiast who wants a PC assembled to his/her choice of components, and value for money performance for what he/she pays, a self-assembled DIY PC is probably the better option.