Buying PC Parts

Is It Cheaper To Build OR Buy A PC?

Whether you’d like to buy a PC or build your own will depend on a number of factors, such as how much time you have, what you’re happy to spend, and how customised you’d like your PC to be. When it comes to which is cheaper, it’s usually doable to get cheap parts individually and put them together yourself, but there are other things to consider with this method.

Often, the price of a prebuilt PC covers things like warranty, which includes services that aren’t available to you if something goes wrong with your DIY efforts. However, if you’re keen to tackle the rewarding task of building your own, it’s much simpler than it used to be.

Pros and cons

Once upon a time it took a true enthusiast to build a computer from scratch, but now companies like Computer Alliance provide components which are easy to install, customisable workstations, and expert advice to make the process smoother.

But even with modern convenience, the cheapest route isn’t for everyone. Although building offers unbeatable customisation, it does take a lot of dedication and patience.

On the other hand, if you choose to buy, many manufactured PCs include features that are difficult to buy separately. Design can also be a selling point, with an attractive chassis or cable management making prebuilt PCs a good option. So, although building can be cheaper, you may still want to buy if you’re interested in specific features.

How Computer Alliance can help

Whether you want to shop for parts on your own, or browse a vast selection of popular, modern PCs, Computer Alliance stock all necessary parts. We even have a desktop configurator on our site to help you figure out what you need!

For both prebuilt PCs and parts, we offer extended warranties and customise at no extra cost. So, if you’d like to buy, build, or talk to our experienced team for more guidance, just give us a call on 07 3421 3200 or visit our store in Mt Gravatt.

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