Stop buying computers, start building

Kolby Spomer
A&E Editor

Last month, or last decade if you like jokes, I built myself a PC.

I’d been meaning to do this for quite some time, and finally had the money to do it, so I pulled the trigger and slapped together one certified Spomer Badboy. That isn’t really the point of this article though, I’m not here to brag about how handy I am. Rather, I want to convince you to stop buying laptops and just build a PC.

Now I get the appeal of a laptop. It’s cheaper, it is portable, and… it’s cheaper. If you don’t have around $500 to $800, a laptop at $150 sounds very appealing. That’s a small brain move though, because you aren’t thinking about the future at all. That cheap, sad boy is gonna last you around a year tops before it starts performing like a potato.

A PC, however. will last you probably three years until you have to upgrade a part. Speaking of which, that is another bonus. Instead of shelling out $150 every year, you’ll be spending like $150 total over a 3-year span. If you’ve made it this far, you probably want a PC.

The problem lingering, however, is that you’re scared to build the thing. It’s not that complicated. Like at all. I’m a pretty big bozo and I was able to do it with the guidance of YouTube videos and common sense, so I’m sure you can handle it yourself. It’s kinda like putting together a very expensive puzzle, except if you touch a certain piece in a certain place you could break it.

I guess it doesn’t really matter to me if you build a PC instead of buying a laptop, I just think you’d probably like to save some money.

Photo courtesy of Flickr.

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