Build it or Buy it?

Computers have changed our way of life so much that we can’t deny the fact that this technology has become almost like a third arm, and to some the air they breathe. This device has made life easier, efficient, and convenient to its beneficiaries that work in offices, play games, design and so much more. Nowadays, when something isn’t automated or computerized we tend to critique its existence.

Knowing what you want from a computer is important when purchasing a new system. How much processing power will you need? Are you using it for design, word processing, entertainment, or gaming? Do you want a top of the line computer that uses all the latest technology available, or are you interested in a computer that just does the raw basics like skype, microsoft word, and web browsing? Do you want a desktop or laptop? The list of question goes on.

Having the opportunity to build my own desktop pc, I am able to share with you first hand the pro and cons of building your rig. Building a desktop allows you to be more creative and unique with your rig, allowing you to give it your personal touch. Also, expandability is a huge plus for future upgrades and fault testing. You can build a supercomputer if you wish, with all the high end parts once it’s compatible. Compatibility, to me is the only con there is when build your own rig. Other than that you can alway switch parts to upgrade your system or for personal preferences.

The question still remains can I buy a computer that is as powerful or better than a personally built rig? Yes you can. It might cost you a bit more for some options that will provide you with the power of a high end built computer.

1. Mac Pro

Apple has never failed at producing great craftsmanship and power packed computer systems. I choose this as number on our list because of its expandability after purchase. This system can always be upgraded but easily swapping out parts and components. It’s small and compact but the specs speaks out loud. See specs here: http://www.apple.com/mac-pro/specs/. This computer delivers in every category and is back by Apple care that provide you with great customer care if you ever need it.

2. IMac

This beauty also manufactured by Apple has set the standard high for all other manufacturers competing for dominance. This display produces gorgeous pictures and viewing angles and is a preferred choice for individuals that are into graphic design, animation, and other media related areas. This device is also power and upgradable thanks to Apple. See specs here: http://www.apple.com/imac/specs/.

3. Dell XPS 13

For a laptop that won’t break the bank the Dell XPS 13 delivers you an experience that of a $1000 laptop. I choose this laptop for the purpose of mobility. Not everyone will want to sit behind a desk and work, so this one’s for you guys. With its bezel -less display, lightweight but sturdy frame this laptop packs a punch. Also, Dell provides you with a great customer support team that are will and able to help you around the clock. See specs here: http://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/productdetails/xps-13-9350-laptop .

So it all comes down to you when deciding on whether to build or buy. Both have benefits and limits. Computers today are just getting that much more powerful but you just need to concentrate on what is best for you and your tasks.

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