Which is better for Gaming? Prebuilt or Custom PC.


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By: Kamren Fuard, Reporter

There are pros and cons for both prebuilt and custom pcs. One pro for buying a prebuilt is that it is convenient. You don’t have to be super tech savvy or spend hours trying to build a pc. Also, prebuilts are generally easier to fix because you have the manufacturer to help while if it was custom you have to try and troubleshoot by yourself. However, one con of buying a prebuilt is that they tend to be low quality. What I mean by this is they tend to use un-reliable/cheap PSUs (Power Supply’s), SSDs and HDDs (Storage), etc. Also, prebuilts tend to be overpriced. One pro for making your own pc is that you know everything that’s in your build so you can fix it yourself. Also, building a pc can be very fun and pcs are often referred to as adult Legos. Lastly, a con for making a pc is that a lot of the parts are very breakable. Also, it can be difficult figuring out how to build a pc. Overall, there are pros and cons to both but if you want a quick and easy way to game you should buy a prebuilt but if you think you can, building a pc is better than buying a prebuilt.




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