I prefer to build my own system, because that way i not only have a say in what goes into the system, but also what size and type of case I want. I know that if I build the best possible hardware will be in my computer, and it also makes upgrading so much easier.
...but, there are times when buying might be the way to go. For example, if I rather not have a desktop or tower at all, I would just buy an iMac or Sony L-Series. I actually purchased a Sony Vaio L-Series last week because I wanted a touchscreen system to play around with Windows 8, and I didn't want a bulky tablet.
When it comes to a new desktop, do you build or buy?
- I build it myself. (Please explain why you do it.)
- I have someone else build it to my specs. (Why not do it yourself?)
- I buy it preconfigured, right off the shelf. (If youknew how,
would you build one yourself?)
- I buy it online, but customize the configuration. (If you
knew how, would you build one yourself?)
- Other. (What do you do?)