I’ve been an Apple user for a few years now, and recently switched from iPhone to the Samsung S4 (First impressions here). I’ve been running solely with a Macbook Pro as my primary computer, but I’ve been wondering what Windows 8 is really like. That, combined with wanting to catch back up on PC hardware, resulted in my building a new PC from scratch, and I put a focus on value components to see what you could get for under 1k, here in Canada.
Building a Custom PC vs Buying a Finished PC
Building a computer from scratch is the best value overall – it will be the best performance for the best price, particularly in the under $1,000 market. In the past, a complete system was often cheaper than the separate parts. It isn’t true anymore, particularly if you consider performance. What I noticed was that complete systems often had last generation technology – an older Intel Core i3 for example. Further, they cut corners on the power supply and motherboard.