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Should You Build or Buy a Gaming PC? What’s Best in 2019?

If your ROG special edition is getting old or you need more power and speed for ascension in gaming, you must be confused about whether to buy a PC or build one. Let us simply accept the fact that Xbox and PlayStation have their whip hand but a gaming PC is a real beast. That satisfying sound of the mechanical keyboard, the anger-filled click on the mouse and a beast in front of you is what takes your gaming experience to the next level.

It isn’t really difficult to decide between the two if you know your requirements. Earlier, building a PC was a tedious job, you had to play with the connector wires to swap a single plug. Also, the components were not easily available. But now, it has become so easy to upgrade your PC, you can simply swap the components like legos.

Building your PC

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Well, nothing can be as good as handpicking every component for your PC and building it from scratch. You also have the comfort of waiting for the best deals and sales on your special components so that you can build an amazing PC in the defined budget. And of course, thrifty shoppers can also save some money by using refurbished products.

Though there are many pre-built PCs available in the market, none of them could provide you with the exact same components which you want in your dream PC and this is where building a PC comes in. Building a PC will give you the freedom to innovate and create a masterpiece which you can proudly display on your battle station.

Though building your PC can give you a sense of satisfaction which is hard to get when you buy a PC, it has its downsides. It requires immense dedication and sometimes it can be stressful, exhausting, and time-consuming. Building a PC for the first time will be very exhilarating, but it will also be tiring at the same time.

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Buying your PC

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Well, this time, when you are paying for your PC, you are not just paying for the components, you are paying for the warranty service, and support as well. When you buy a PC, you become assured that this beast has been tested by the professionals and it will give you seamless entertainment and amazing experience.

You even get the luxury to enjoy some ‘manufacturer-specific’ features and software which would not have been accessible to you otherwise. Additionally, pre-built PCs generally offer better performance for the same specifications as they are designed well. The unique in-house chassis which are used in these kinds of PCs are not available in the market.

In addition to all these things, you do not have to take care of cable management, which is one of the most tedious tasks while building your PC. Though, if you buy a pre-built PC, you will surely miss a very adventurous job of building one.

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Which one do we recommend?

As mentioned earlier, it is your call. If you are an adventurous person and want to get your hands dirty, building a PC of your own will give you the thrill which you want. But if you want to play safe and you don’t mind spending a little bit more for warranty service and customer support, pre-built PCs suit your requirements better. You can even consider buying a pre-built PC and then customizing it according to your requirements later on.

Do let us know what more would you like to know about gaming and gaming PCs in the comments section.

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