Building a pc is deceptively simple. Plus, in an increasingly digital age, learning computing skills can greatly benefit your future career prospects.
With more people learning coding skills now, getting ahead of the curve and involved with building computers is a smart move.
We look at four reasons why you should build your own computer.
It is Cost Effective
The cost of personal computers and laptops has become astonishingly high over the last decade. Even more so if you need a powerful computer for gaming. Building your own computer can dramatically reduce costs.
Starting with a computer kit such as a Raspberry Pi can help you create your computer for less money. In addition, starting with a kit will provide you with some of the essential hardware you need in one easy project.
It Facilitates Learning
Whether you already know how to code, or you are just starting on your digital development journey, building your own computer can greatly improve your skills and help facilitate your ongoing computing education.
Many computer kit companies such as OKdo run workshops or have video content to help you learn the skills you need to build a computer. If you are planning a career in software or computer development, learning these skills will be essential.
It gives you more Choice
When building your own computer, you will have complete ownership over which parts to use. With a store-bought computer system, you will not have the same level of choice and might end up with a computer that has parts not powerful enough to perform the way you want them to.
Choosing your own parts is all part of building a powerful computer that is tailor-made to your requirements. Which is ultimately the point of creating your own computer in the first place.
It allows you greater Control
When you buy a ready-made computer, you may need help from tech support to troubleshoot any problems that occur. When you build your own computer, you effectively become your own tech support.
As you know your computer inside out you will know how to tackle any issues or fix any faults that might pop up as you use your computer. If you have built the operating system your computer runs on as well, you will also be able to create and fix any updates easily should they happen.
Jason is the Marketing Manager at a local advertising company in Australia. He moved to Australia 10 years back for his passion for advertising. Jason recently joined BFA as a volunteer writer and contributes by sharing his valuable experience and knowledge.