System Buying Guide
Peter Donnell / 4 years ago
Picking the system that is right for you can be tricky. Sure you can head down to your local retailer, or favourite online store and pick all the parts you need, put it together yourself and I’m sure you would be very happy with the results; so long as you’ve done your research. First-time builders can be put off by the task of building their own system, which is understandable as you may have a lot of research ahead of you. Finding parts that are compatible, both in terms of specifications and size, can be a tricky task. Finding components that are a good performance match can also be tricky. Have you got the right speed of RAM, is your CPU going to bottleneck the performance of your graphics card, will your CPU cooler handle overclocking and more. These are just some of the troubles you can face.
Learning about building your own PC is no bad thing, in fact, I fully encourage you to do so, it can be a lot of fun! However, if like many of us you work Monday to Friday, maybe you have kids to take care of, or other hobbies, finding the time to not only research a system, but to also build and maintain it can be tricky. Fortunately, there are countless other options out there. You can walk into a high street retailer and walk out with a new PC, but as many of you know, many high street stores don’t have the best reputation for selling good PC’s at the right price.
PC Specialist are quickly becoming one of the most popular system integrators in the UK and we’ve had a lot of great things to say about their systems in the past. Buying from a system integrator makes life a lot easier as you can pick the parts you want, have parts recommended to you, it comes pre-built and crazily enough, we’ve even seen some systems that are cheaper to buy from PC Specialist, than they would be to build them yourself! Time is money and so long as you have money, you can certainly save time by having a system built for you, but which one is right for you?
This guide is updated monthly. Last updated: 19th May 2015