Why should I buy
a custom built computer?
get what you pay for. "Why not buy a mass-produced system?" You
might say, "Mass-produced systems are cheaper and they come with everything
needed in a computer" . In a sense this is true. For years we have heard
people say, "All I need a computer for is to browse the internet and
to check emails" . For this purpose, most new computer systems will do.
Then one day they
go down to their local discount retailer and purchase the latest and greatest
game to hit the shelves. Only to find out that this game will not run well,
or even at all, on the computer they just bought a month or two ago.
of first-time computer consumers make this same mistake. The reason mass-produced
systems are cheaper, is because the manufacturers cut corners. Not to say
that the system isn't built to quality standards, but whose standards? The
manufacturers standards may not be the same as the latest industry standards/or
specifications. Many mass-produced systems are based on that particular manufacturers'
own proprietary motherboard, case, power supplies, etc. In other words, the
hardware used is usually sub-standard to save costs.
This doesn't make for
a truly high-quality system or an easily upgradeable one. Major components,
such as the motherboard, cannot be upgraded or replaced by just simply going
down to your local computer store or buying it online. No, this has to be
purchased only from the manufacturer, and it will typically be higher than
what you could get from a hardware reseller, if it is available at all. Not
only that, but it will be the same sub-standard part originally installed
in the computer.
You might be asking yourself, "Don't they use the same
parts as a custom built system would?" In a manner of speaking, Yes.
They use a motherboard, a hard drive, a video card, and all the other hardware
components necessary to build a computer. The hardware used though, is most
likely sub-par. Take for instance the video card. Video cards come in all
different flavors, from the top of the line NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT to, say, an
3Dfx VooDoo (which in it's day, 6 years ago or so, was top of the line). Most
of the time the video cards used in mass-produced systems are stripped versions
(OEM) of the original card. Another manufacturer cost-saver, and therefore another
sub-par piece of hardware delivered to the masses.
Other things to consider
are the motherboards. Motherboard chipsets are another important component
to the computer system. The latest chipsets implement the ability to use the
latest hardware. Hard drive standards are also changing. New hard drives are
based on the Serial-ATA specification, instead of the older ATA or Ultra ATA
The key point of a custom built computer is the ability to upgrade
and change it to whatever suits your style. Not only that, but for inexperienced
users, it can grow with them. 100% of the parts used in a custom built computer
can be bought from any computer hardware reseller, retailer, or computer store,
on-line or locally. Motherboards, processors, video cards, hard drives, etc.,
can be upgraded and replaced as seen fit. There is also a higher level of
support. A mass of reference materials and forums can be found on-line, to
help you as you grow.
So, is it worth it to buy a mass-produced computer for
a couple of hundred dollars less than a custom built one? In our opinion,
NO! That's why we custom build computers.
We can't stand to see people being taken advantage of, especially those who are inexperienced when it comes to
computers. We are a company who believes in providing consumers with a well-rounded,
quality computer product. We only build computers to last the duration.
If you're into buying a whole new computer every six months to a year, a custom built
computer may not be for you. If you want a computer that can be easily upgraded
to the latest hardware, then a custom built computer is exactly what you need.
Nascent Computing would be honored to build your next computer system.
of our custom built computers come with a full one-year on-site service and
support warranty. The same warranty as you would receive with any mass-produced
computer. Get your money's worth. Buy a Nascent Custom Built Machine. You
won't regret it.
Not yet convinced? Keep reading...
(The truth the
big boys don't want you to know!)
computers are made based on focus groups and cost-benefit analysis. Most of
these computers are shipped with software that you will never use. Why? Because
by including other companies' products on their computers, the computer makers
get a "kickback"! As much as 25% of the cost and performance of
a name-brand computer is often wasted on "features" that few people
actually use, why pay for this waste? The quality and performance of today's
computers should be judged by much more than just megahertz and brand names.
Most retail computer salespeople, however, are not trained to explain or understand
computers, they are trained to sell computers. Although the reliability of
name-brand computers has been increasing, the quality of support has plummeted!
Recent surveys show that it's not unusual for the average computer problem
to take several calls and hours on hold to resolve (Source:
over $150 extra for "on-site" support doesn't guarantee someone
will be there anytime soon. In short, an "off-the-shelf" computer
is built and sold for their bottom line, not yours! A custom-built computer,
on the other hand, can be as basic or as complex as you want it to be. You
choose the options, you choose the software, all based on what you want and
what you need. You don't pay for a massive advertising campaign with blue
aliens, talking cows, or teenagers that say "dude"; you don't pay
for years of overpriced internet access; and you don't pay for tech support
that will leave you on hold for hours on end. You only pay for the computer
you need, and sales and support that cares about you!
components installed in a hand-built computer must meet Industry Standard
Architecture standards. This means that all of the parts in your computer
will be top-shelf and easily exchangeable or upgradeable when necessary. Buying
a custom-built computer is usually no more expensive than buying one with
a brand name and has certain benefits. Custom-Built Computers are always more
simple and less expensive to upgrade or repair down the road. This is because
the parts are all separately installed and therefore easier and cheaper to
replace. Also, customers receive original distribution diskettes (CD format)
of installed software, which means no having to take home your new computer
and make backups of the installed software yourself! Finally, when you buy
a custom-built computer, you get exactly what you want and need. Why pay for
hardware and software that you may never use?
you need assistance with your home or business computer, Nascent Computing
is ready to help. Please take a moment to look over the various other services
we provide, or join the growing online community at our Forum.
If you have any questions, or need immediate service contact
Nascent Computing today!