Purchasing A Prebuilt Store Bought Computer
Advantages: This is the cheaper option of the two. If you just want a computer for home dabble on the internet, check your email, and have your kids write the occasional paper for school then this option will be fine for you.
Disadvantages: If you ever want to upgrade your computer it might not be possible to just add or replace certain components. It depends on the brand. Also, premade computers come with a bunch of DEMO’s and junk software that you will probably NEVER use. And unless you take it someone and pay them to remove the software, you will most likely never get the pre-installed software completely off of your PC.
Purchasing A Custom Built Computer
Advantages: If you aren’t sure which components you want in your PC you can tell your custom computer builder exactly what you want to use it for. Whether that be gaming, surfing the internet, editing videos, compiling and listening to music, putting together presentations, using it for work. If you already know how to build your own, you can choose whichever components you want.
Also, if you ever want to upgrade it in the future it will be easier to replace components because they were installed independently.
Disadvantages: Because a custom built computer doesn’t come premade from the manufacturer there is sometimes an issue with warranties. Each component will have its own separate warranty, so you would have to deal with a different company for support on each part of your custom built computer.
However, Crashmaster’s has solved the issue of dealing with warranties and going through multiple companies. Crashmasters gives a 3 Year Warranty on hardware at no extra cost for our custom built computers.