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Why Should You Get a Custom Gaming PC vs Buying a Prebuilt PC?

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Why Should You Get a Custom Gaming PC? 

Advantages and Disadvantages of Buying a Prebuilt Gaming Machine 

You’re in the market for a gaming machine and don’t have an extensive budget. While you may be able to find an off-the-shelf prebuilt gaming machine with most of the features you want with a price tag that’s in your budget, this easy buy can come with its own set of disadvantages.

With a big-name prebuilt gaming system, you most likely will not be able to ensure the use of name-brand parts and thus guarantee the quality of the actual components in your gaming system. This means more failures, issues and ultimately more frequent replacements, which will negate the cost savings that you originally thought you were getting with a big-name prebuilt gaming system. Plus, not being able to configure your system without limits means you will probably be making some compromises in performance and won’t be able to be certain that your money is being used for the specific purpose you intend to utilize the system for.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Building a Custom Gaming PC 

Having zero boundaries with a custom gaming PC is a huge advantage over prebuilt options, but it also might mean browsing through seemingly endless options, weighing the pros and cons. Since AVADirect is structured around offering unique system builds, specific to the tastes of those who configure them online, you’re not forced to browse through countless options. You desire it? You configure it with AVADirect – it’s really that simple.

custom gaming pcBuilding your own gaming PC at home means getting all the customization you want, but it can be an expensive, time-consuming inconvenience for many gamers. Get the best bang-for-your-buck with the convenience, expert knowledge, and commitment to building the best configurations one system at-a-time at AVADirect. Most system builders have a target audience. Our audience is everyone. We’re for the enthusiasts who have growing families and prefer to spend their time with them, not building testing and tweaking systems until they’re satisfied. We’re for the consumer that wants to feel their investment in high-quality parts is best left to the professionals at AVADirect. We’re for the people who are OCD about every aspect of their system, and want their custom-built PC to be quality controlled and checked by a team of OCD enthusiasts.

Where Should I Buy a Custom Gaming PC? 

In addition to the ways that AVADirect’s services mitigate the disadvantages of building your own custom gaming PC, you also get services that are often extra cost elsewhere, and especially difficult or time-consuming for a first-time custom PC builder to do themselves. These include premium wire-management, pre-software installation, and copious amounts of component choices. Our competitors claim that the will also build with any parts they don’t offer, but what they don’t tell you is that they charge a significant premium to do so. We do not, as it’s a part of our business model, therefore there’s no extra charge outside of the cost of the component itself!

x299 intel custom pcThe most-frequent statement we make to those interested in our products is we allow them to “Customize, not compromise.” Anyone who looks to big-name brands has to compromise something when purchasing a custom gaming PC. We believe you do not have to compromise a single aspect of your system, and that’s why we offer more component options than any system integrator in the world. Also, we build with name-brand components that are available to anyone off-the-shelf. Unlike big-name brands, which use OEM parts manufactured cheap, and set to fail, as they are designed to allow big-name brands to turn a higher profit. Along with this, using name brand and non-OEM components makes it substantially easier for the end user to upgrade in the future.

How Much Should I Spend on a Gaming PC? 

You can easily pay upwards of $5,000 and higher for a gaming PC that is full of top-of-the-line technologies and innovative features. But before you start configuring a custom gaming PC, determine a budget based on your wallet but also your expectations for gaming performance.

Specify exactly the components you need in your system and create a custom computer unique to you at AVADirect. Our customers only pay for what they need. The basic styles of gaming systems offered by AVADirect usually range between $1,000-$1,500, and those cater to gamers who play games at or are satisfied with mid-range level gaming performance. For those who prefer a gaming experience that is unlimited, high-end gaming systems range around $2,500-$3,500, which also includes all those fancy aesthetics that feed your ocular sweet tooth.

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