wich one the best, own assembly computer or built up computer?

Indonesia
November 1, 2009 8:17am CST
hi all, last year i have new PC from my bos, that a built up computer from good trademark, also have good prize. until now i already using that. and almost have no problem with my work (Designer Furniture). i work using software design like 3D animation. at home i have computer that i assemble part by part from motherboard until finished PC. between my PC and my bos PC the performance is same. but. . the different is i good prize than my bos (almost 40% cheaper). and until now i have no problem also with my PC. wich one the best? happy mylot.
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• India
2 Nov 09
Hello Masbay, I have joined My Lot only yesterday and this is going to be my first response. I chose to respond to this discussion because I myslef have an assembled PC at home the one that I am using right now and its performance is really good. As you have already mentioned, its very cost effective compared to the branded PCs. While choosing an assembled PC, you will have to be very much particular about the motherboard and Processor. I don't have any issues with my Pentium processor and motherboard till now and its more than two years old now. The only disadvantage I feel is that each and every assembled part will have a different warranty period. Like my LCD (Acer) display, I got 3 years of warranty whereas my LG (DVD Writer) had only 1 years of warranty whereas in a branded PC it covers everything for a year atleast. Having said that I will always prefer to go for an assembled PC.
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@marctiu (830)
• Philippines
2 Nov 09
You are indeed correct. The costing is really not that high and the quality may varied, but the important thing is to choose the compatibility of the processor and the motherboard and also the quality of them. I would prefer amd for a processor than intel because it is much cheaper. I also agree on the warranty thing there because my computer is also an assemble one and the warranty are different. I don't even remember when the warranty will expire.
• India
3 Nov 09
The same is here with me Marctiu. Even I don't remember when the warranty would expire. I will have to refer to my original bill that I made a purchase one of the retailers here.
@free_man (7337)
• United States
2 Nov 09
Hello Masbay and welcome to my lot. I think your computer is best cause you built it from the ground up and you know what you have put into it. I think if everyone would try to build their own computers then they will have a great experience and learn something. I think it is better to learn something new everyday then to not learn anything. I think yours is the best cause you did it yourself. And like you said it was cheaper then your bosses. Great job. Keep up the good work and enjoy the labors you did to make the computer you have.
@marctiu (830)
• Philippines
2 Nov 09
I agree. Building your own can be tricky, but you can learn something out of the effort you have put in to make that computer. I think that the price is also a matter. You really can buy cheaper if you assemble the computer for yourself and you can also match up the things you like and ask an advice from someone for compatibility. Have a nice day. And as Free_man said "keep up the good work and enjoy the labors you did to make that computer you have."
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@free_man (7337)
• United States
4 Nov 09
It can be tricky building your own computer but it is well worth the experience. I love learning new things and building a computer is a good thing to learn. It is well worth the time you put into it. I had never done anything with a computer until I got my first one then I got into learning new things how I can trick out my computer to run the way I want it too.
@dhysanne (451)
• Philippines
2 Nov 09
I also have a PC and I'm thankful that I chose the assembled PC. I made a list of the specifications I need. Canvass for the right store, and ask assistance to my cousin who is a computer technician. In that way, he can help me distinguish compatible parts of the computer. It is also cheaper than a built up branded computer and has the same performance.
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@marctiu (830)
• Philippines
2 Nov 09
That is correct. When you talk about the performance of the computer there is no need for a brand to achieve the best quality performance for a computer. I think that everything is best when you say into assembling a computer and the cost is low than having a branded one which is already assemble and you can't choose the parts that you really wanted.