Custom-built or Pre-built Computer

In the olden days of computers, before they became a commodity, they were all custom-built. Individual parts were ordered like the CPU, RAM and motherboard and then the computer was assembled. In today’s age computers are offered for purchase as pre-built or custom-built due to powerful computer components now being comparatively inexpensive and the manufacturing process being a lot more sophisticated.

How do you make the decision on what is best for you?

First and foremost you will need to consider what your computer will be used for. This is probably the most important consideration you will have. If you are going to lightly use your computer for things such as browsing the web, word processing, listening to music and/or some photo editing then a pre-built off the shelf type of computer will almost certainly be the best option for you. However if you are planning to work with professional graphics and/or video, high-end game playing or require high CPU usage then it is in all probability that you will require a custom-built computer to ensure that your computer can functions in the way that you need it to.

If you fall into the category of people who are not knowledgeable in the technical side of computers, and you require more power than a basic pre-built computer, then it would be advisable for you to purchase a more expensive pre-built computer from one of the many computer retailers in Cyprus. The more expensive computer will more than likely come with faster CPU’s and higher end graphics capability. However if you are technically knowledgeable then you will be the sort of person that would best suit shopping from the custom-built computer market.

What does Custom-Built Really Mean?

Custom-built can mean one of two things. Firstly, for some of the well known brands like Dell and HP they will supply basic computer hardware as the base which you can then specify which components you would like adding and upgrading if any. Secondly there are companies in Cyprus that offer true customisation which basically means you state exactly what you want from the type and size of the case to all hardware that is placed inside such as the CPU, RAM, Power Supply, size of the hard drive amongst many other components. You have a complete choice in the complete creation of your computer.

Your Last Considerations

Only spend the amount of money that is required to get the job done unless you know that you will require more power in the near future. Even for this eventuality only spend as much as is required to purchase a computer that will have the specifications to get you through the following year.

You can have your computer the way you want to have it effortlessly in today’s market whether it is a pre-built or custom-built computer. The choice and selection is almost endless. The most important thing to remember no matter your choice on pre-built or custom-built always remember to only buy what you need.