A Custom-Built Computer Can Be a Good Deal

Pre built systems

Big-box stores have big names and aisles of computers for sale. They post tempting deals on pre-built computers but how does buying one of these computers compare to purchasing a custom-built one?

When you shop in a big-box store, you are one of the many people those salespeople are going to work with in a day. If you are lucky, you may get to speak with someone who actually knows about computers and is not just a salesperson.

Our specialists know computer users have different needs and as such you get individualised expert service. You deserve a computer that matches what you’re trying to do. You might need a system with 4 or more screens, work in a dusty environment, need the power for CAD or graphics programs or may be just help boost your productivity with general office usage.

It may be easier to walk into a big-box store and walk out with a desktop computer, but the big-box computer aims to appeal to everyone; it isn’t customised to your specific needs.

Problems with Pre-Built Computers

The computers sold for less in big-box stores have cut corners to bring down costs. They can use lower-quality parts or make it hard to upgrade at a later date with proprietary parts unique to that manufacturer.

You could end up saving money by paying for a system that has and old generation CPU or other low end components such as only 4 GB of RAM. Sure, the sticker price was lower (as they are trying to get rid of old stock!), but your computer won’t run as well. Today, you need a computer with at least 8 GB of RAM and depending on how you plan to use the computer, we might even suggest 16 GB.

The big-box stores sell computers from brand-name manufacturers pre-loaded with bloatware. The manufacturer keeps prices down by installing unwanted software in return for kickbacks. So, you paid less, but your computer runs slower from day one because it’s brimming with software you didn’t want. A customised computer comes only with what you need.

Our specialists can explain the benefits of the processing, power supply, and other parts. Picking every part of your computer, you can also count on high-quality parts that are easy to upgrade.

A Personal, Expert Relationship

Another sticking point for for big-box stores is the warranty. Their computer systems will most likely only come with a one year warranty and they will try to up-sell you on a third party extended warranty.

Also these warranties are not onsite, you will need to return the computer to the store and they will then send it back to the central repair centre. An issue that may have taken our experts 30 minutes to fix has you waiting a week. That is a big deal if you or your staff depend on that computer on a daily basis.

When you buy from computer specialists, you are working with an experienced  computer technician. You are building a relationship with someone who knows you and your computer and will endeavour to have your system returned as soon as possible. All our business computer systems come with a 3 year onsite warranty.

Whether you are looking for an entry-level or high-end business machine, we can customise the best computer for you.

Don’t settle for a standard, pre-built option made to the cheapest price! Contact our experts today to start putting together your purpose-built, personalised computer system. Call us now on 08 8326 4364 or support@dpcomputing.com.au.

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About David Perkovic

David founded DP Computing in 1993. With a Computer Science degree and over 25 years of IT experience David has advanced computer, server and networking skills. He has personally designed, setup and administered many Microsoft based networks and likes to share his knowledge via blog posts and Youtube videos.

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