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Don’t Buy A Gaming PC – Build One

2018 is coming – fast. We’ve put together some New Year Resolutions that every gamer should consider. And we didn’t mention gyms or dieting because, no.

This is one for PC gamers (duh), but one that I’m personally going to follow when it comes time for me to upgrade my rig.  Buying an off-the-shelf PC guarantees that the parts will work together, and means you can be playing games almost immediately after taking delivery of that huge package.

But, the convenience of buying a ready-made monster costs money and the feeling of true ownership.

Money speaks for itself; a ready-made PC will cost on average 15-25% more than buying the parts yourself, which is significant as it could be the difference between a good graphics card and a great one.

A sense of ownership is harder to define, but every self-builder I have spoken to say they wouldn’t go back to buying pre-built rigs.  They spent hours pouring over every detail; the power supply, the motherboard, the graphics card, gradually piecing together their Frankensteins monster until they had the beast they wanted.

Then, they put it together, pressed the power button and held their breath.

I want that.  I deserve that.  And you do too.

For a great guide on how to build your own gaming computer, visit The Great Setup.

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Written by John Santina

I'm a 31-year-old gamer, clinging onto the gamepad despite real life responsibilities trying to pull me kicking and screaming away. I created GrownGaming to meet other adult gamers. Nice to meet you.

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