Reasons Why You Should Build Your Own PC

custom pc buildOn the fence about building your own PC or purchasing a prebuilt system? Building your own PC might seem daunting but it’s easier than you would think and as long as you follow the instructions, you’ll have a new custom PC in no time!


An entry level custom PC only costs around $300-$400 and depending on your needs, building a gaming PC could cost you anywhere between $600-$800. Even if this sounds expensive, in the world of computers it’s actually quite affordable! When you build your own PC, you’re also able to pick and choose the components that you want to use instead of opting for a pre-built system and spending hundreds of dollars on upgrades!

Easier to Upgrade Components

Custom PCs are extremely simple when it comes to the components that they utilize. If you want to upgrade any of the components in yours, replacing it for a new one is quick and easy. Typically its as easy as popping the current component out and place in the new piece. For those individuals that are avid gamers, upgrading your system every few years is recommended.

Superior Cooling Systems

The cooling systems that are part of a pre-built system aren’t always efficient enough for gamers and are typically crammed into a small space, making them less efficient. When building your own PC, there are more cooling system options available with the option to have several fans or even liquid cooling components. When you have a custom cooling system in your computer, the air flow through the system will be better and will save you more money in the long run.

Higher Quality Parts

Even with brands that are known for being high quality, that doesn’t mean they are built with high-quality parts. By building your own PC, you know exactly what parts are going into your computer and you’re able to pick the ones that you prefer.

Better Warranties

Most pre-built systems have a general one year warranty, which sounds awesome but they’re typically inconvenient and require you to go periods of time without your computer. By purchasing the various components for your PC separately, you’re able to have individual warranties on each part and when anything goes wrong, you can simply take the part out and send it out for repairs. Most individual components have 2+ year warranties, which is extremely convenient!

If you’re interested in a custom PC, but not ready to take the project on yourself, give Spartan Liquid Cooling a call today at (810) 772-7826 for your quote!

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When You Should Build Your Own PC

The decision to build your own PC or to purchase a pre-made PC (Dell, Apple, etc.) is a big one, but more often than not, building your own custom PC makes the most sense. If you’re stuck in between, here are a few signs you should build your own.

1. You have a need for high-end hardware but are on a budget

Depending on what your budget is and the hardware that you need, the cost can vary. But, in the world of computer hardware, you can build your own PC with the high-end hardware that you need for a more affordable price compared to purchasing a pre-made PC with this hardware already installed.

2. You’re interested in building computers

Whether you’re interested in building computers as part of your professional skill set or as a hobby, if you’re interested in the motion of computers parts and hardware, you should build your own PC! The process of building the computer, finding the right parts, and getting it to work is incredibly rewarding.

3. The configuration you want is hard to find

Since “off the shelf” PCs don’t have the customization options that building your own PC has, you will often have to overpay for a computer that has hardware you don’t need, just to get the configuration you do need. Building your own PC is your best option for getting the configuration you want without the extra hardware you don’t need.

4. You intend to modify the system after the initial build

If you know that you will be modifying your system beyond the initial build, building your own custom PC is your best option. You’ll have the extra space needed for some of these modifications and won’t have to worry about the specifications of the new hardware you’ll be using.

If you’re ready to build your own PC but want some assistance, give Spartan Liquid Cooling a call to learn more about our custom PC options at (810) 772-7826.