As you can see, the advantages that come from building your own system are far and away better than the disadvantages. Even though you will have to diagnose your computer in the rare event that it stops working, you will still be covered by the warranties that come with the individual components should something go wrong.
So, it’s not like if your computer breaks down, you will be out all of the money you put into it. In fact, with your experience building your computer, you will probably be able to get to the bottom of the problem and have your computer back up and running much more quickly than if you were to send it in to a repair shop.
How to Choose Components that Will Give You the Edge
One of the biggest reasons why people are intimidated by the building process is because they’re not sure what components they should get. It’s completely understandable. There are literally thousands of different components to choose from and picking one that is high-quality and compatible with the rest of your parts can be confusing at first.
However, we have come up with an easy way to know if your list of components is good. And, there are plenty of quick and easy ways to find out if your parts are compatible, but we will get to that in just a moment; before we do, let’s list all of the parts you will need in order to build your own gaming computer.
Computer Part List
- Processor (CPU)
- Video Card
- Memory (RAM)
- Storage (Hard Drive or Solid State Drive)
- Power Supply
- Optical Drive (DVD or Blu-ray Drive)
When we’re talking about building a gaming computer, the components that will give you the biggest performance increase are the processor and the video card. However, that doesn’t mean that you should go cheap on the other components.
Some parts, like your motherboard and power supply, may not provide any noticeable difference to your gaming experience, but if these two components aren’t high-quality, they can put your entire build in danger. If either one malfunction, there’s a chance that they could take your whole build with them.
However, if you make sure your PSU and motherboard are well-built components, there is little to no chance that you will have any problems.
So, we believe that you should try to create balance when choosing your components. And, that means ensuring that all of your parts are a good quality.