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Prebuilt PCs: Should you get one?

If you go back a few years, you will realise that the prebuilt gaming PCs were getting a lot of hate by the community simply because as per the community experts and the PC building enthusiasts, these PCs were for people who are too lazy to build anything on their own and settle for things that are not as good.

However, we are in 2019 and the landscape has changed drastically. True, some of the purists are still out there bashing the prebuilt systems that are available in the market, but the good news is that the same PCs that were infamous for being terrible are finally becoming something that you can buy and not have any regrets.

The reason is simple, companies are finally realizing that there is a huge chunk of people willing to buy a gaming PC but also having the ability to make some changes to it. This is the reason these PCs are in such high demand, and the best part is that people really do not have to worry about anything going wrong anymore.

With companies like iBUYPOWER, CyberPowerPC, Origins, and so many more giving you the ability to buy the best-prebuilt PCs to the market, 2019 is perhaps the best year to buy these gaming PCs. However, should you really buy them, in the first place? Well, we think that you should.

That is why we are going to discuss some of the reasons as to why you should buy prebuilding gaming PCs.

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Something for Everyone

One of the many reasons why we think that it is okay to buy a prebuilt gaming PC is that there is something for everyone. Now you might be wondering that you can literally get parts off the shelf and start building, however, for the young gamers who just getting into PC gaming, that whole experience is going to be an overwhelming one.

In such a situation, they can just go ahead, buy the PC that they want as long as it fits the budget, and buy it. They will have absolutely no issues with that PC whatsoever, and the overall experience will also be good.

It does not matter how much you are looking to spend. When you are buying a prebuilt, you are literally going to be flooded with so much to buy.

You Can Still Customize

A few years ago, buying a prebuilt meant saying goodbye to all the chances of upgrading or making any changes cosmetically because most of the parts that were used back in the day were proprietary. However, that is no longer the case.

Whenever you are buying a prebuilt, you have the option to customize it as much as you want. However, since almost all the websites are now using off the shelf parts, you can customize the PC later own, and make changes as per needs.

It is just like having a custom built PC, but only assembled by someone else.

Unified Warranty

This is, what I believe, the coup de grace from the prebuilt PCs to the ones that are built custom by users. Why? When you are building a PC on your own, the thing that you must know is that all the parts that you will buy will come with their own warranty from their respective manufacturers or OEMs. Which means that if your RAM is from G.Skill, it will carry their warranty as opposed to your Asus graphics card. This is not really a problem, but when it comes to claiming the warranty, you can often run into some issues.

However, such an issue does not exist with prebuilt. When you are buying a prebuilt PC, all the parts that are included in your PC will come under a standard warranty including parts and labor. If anything goes wrong, you just have to send the parts back to the place you bought it from and they will sort it for you.

Saves a Lot of Time

Another benefit of getting prebuilt, that I think is great for many people is that you can actually save a fair amount of time. Why? The reason behind that is rather simple when you are going with a prebuilt gaming PC, you do not have to worry about assembling anything. Everything will come assembled, and preloaded with the necessary software.

In order to play the games, you just have to turn the PC on, install the desired platform, download the game, and you would be good to go.


I think drawing a conclusion from what we just talked about is fairly simple and straightforward. The truth is that while prebuilt PCs were not as famous back in the day, but the good thing is that they have become a lot more common in the modern day, and age.

Just make sure that whenever you are buying a prebuilt gaming PC, you know what you are getting, and you are actually aware of the company you are choosing. Once that is done, you really will not have any issues.


Bill Wilson

Bill is a certified Microsoft Professional providing assistance to over 500 remotely connected employees and managing Windows 2008 to 2016 servers.