When you go to get a new computer, what is the first thing you think about? Maybe it’s what brand should I get? Or how much am I willing to spend? Or maybe even does Wal-Mart have any good deals this week? I’m going to give you another option today for a new computer: a custom built computer.
I’ve been building computers for six years. At first, I thought that all I wanted to do was build gaming machines. Wrong! The gaming machine market is known in the channel as an enthusiast market, meaning that there aren’t many people out there that are willing to shell out the kind of money it takes to build a nice gaming machine. Moreover, those type of people are the type to try and build one themselves. Most of the computers I have built have been for business clients who wanted a solid stable machine, at a lower cost, that they knew would be upgradable in the future.
The big computer manufacturers have been accused historically of building more proprietary computers, that may not adhere to the rigid PC-building form factor that has been designed by the IEEE. In addition, you may be voiding your warranty by even trying to work on it or upgrade it.Finally, a lot of computers that are very basic don’t even have graphic card slots, which are probably the easiest way to squeeze more horse power out of your aging computer. Just think about what you do with your computer: watch movies, play games, surf the web. Most computer activities these days are multimedia, so having a new graphics card is a big plus, especially if you want to stay on the performance edge. Also, graphics cards aren’t that expensive. By leaving out a slot to install an optional graphics card, major computer manufacturers are limiting you to their weak onboard graphics cards and probably forcing a premature upgrade, which they would benefit from.
With a GetMorePC Custom built computer, you get an open architecture computer from the ground up. We follow industry standards and make sure the machine adheres to ATX form factor. In other words, you can upgrade the machine quite a bit before it’s time for a new one. Common upgrades are memory upgrades, CPU upgrades, adding a graphics card, swapping a hard drive for a bigger one, or even changing out the motherboard. With a motherboard change, you’ve pretty much got a new computer, since the motherboard supports the CPU, memory and other add-ons. Since we use open standards for our cases, you’ll be good to go, assuming you still like the look of your case!
I’ve got computers that I built six years ago that are still as quick as the day I built them. They’ve been upgraded as needed and they’ve been maintained, but they’re still essentially the same computer. The costs to keep the computers up-to-date have been minimal, but the value to the customer has been maximized. They are running business-grade software and will continue to do so until they are replaced. If this is different than your computer upgrade schedule, then give us a call and let us evaluate your current setup.