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Is Building a Custom Gaming PC Worth It?

Embarking on the quest to create the ultimate gaming setup, you're likely to hit a crossroads: Should you build a custom gaming PC, or pick up an out-of-the-box gaming computer that’s ready to go?

The decision can seem daunting, and hinges on a number of factors including personalisation and performance.

But here’s why we think custom PC builds often come out on top.

  1. Custom vs. Standard Pre-Built Gaming PCs
  2. Build costs
  3. Mods and Upgrades
  4. Performance
  5. Aesthetics
  6. Superior components


  1. Custom vs. Standard Pre-Built Gaming PCs

First things first – at its core, the debate between custom and out-of-the-box gaming PCs centres around convenience vs. control.

Are you simply after a ready-made solution, where choices are somewhat limited by manufacturer selection, and where you’ll have to make a few sacrifices along the way?

Or do you dream of a completely bespoke machine where you get to call the shots and every piece is perfectly aligned with your gaming vision?

A custom gaming PC allows you unparalleled freedom to prioritise and invest in the hardware that truly matters to you, so that your rig meet all of your gaming and performance expectations.

Here are some of the most compelling reasons to look at custom building your next gaming PC.


  1. Build Costs

The common myth is that custom PCs are inherently more expensive than standard, pre-built machines.

However, the truth is a bit more nuanced.

Building your own gaming rig allows you to select your own individual components, potentially leading to savings without compromising on quality.

That's because this approach ensures that you're investing in parts that offer the best performance for your budget, while also avoiding unnecessary, or non-essential features.

This means that every dollar spent contributes directly to your gaming experience.

The ability to upgrade components individually can also result in long-term savings, as you're not required to overhaul the entire system to meet new performance standards – you can simply swap out the part you need.

So custom building a gaming PC can see you end up with a top-tier system at a fraction of the cost of a comparable out-of-the-box machine.


  1. Modding, Upgradability and Future-Proofing

One of the most compelling reasons to opt for a custom PC build is the ease of future upgrades.

Unlike standard gaming PCs systems, which might use proprietary components or have restrictive set ups, custom PCs are designed with future modding in mind.

This means as new games demand more power - or you just want to add the latest tech - you can swap parts in and out easily, ensuring your system stays on the cutting edge of gaming technology without needing to purchase a whole new machine.

This not only extends the lifespan of your gaming rig but gives you the freedom to update and upgrade as you see fit.


  1. Maximising Performance

Performance is where custom PCs really surpass their out-of-the-box counterparts.

By selecting each component based on your gaming needs, you can create a machine that's perfectly optimised for the types of games you play.

Whether it's choosing a GPU that excels in high-fidelity graphics or a CPU that can handle complex game mechanics, a custom build ensures your PC is not just powerful but also perfectly tailored to your gaming style.


  1. Quality, Handpicked Components

When you build your own PC, you're in direct control of the quality of every component.

This scrutiny ensures that each part, from the motherboard to the smallest fan, meets your standards, and that you can select high-quality components known for reliability and performance.

Plus, it avoids the pitfalls of conventional systems that may cut corners with lower-quality parts to save costs.

This attention to detail not only ensures your PC runs better but can also extend its lifespan, giving you more bang for your buck in the long run.


  1. Aesthetic Customisation

The visual appeal of a gaming PC is no small matter for many gamers.

And this is where custom PC builds really shine.

That’s because custom builds offer endless possibilities for aesthetic customisation, from sleek, minimalist designs to vibrant, eye-catching setups complete with RGB lighting and custom cases.

This level of personalisation is rarely achievable with standard out-of-the-box options, making custom PCs a favourite among gamers who want their rigs to reflect their personality.


Deciding between a custom gaming PC and a regular gaming computer boils down to what you value most in your gaming experience.

If the idea of handpicking every component, maximising performance, and having a machine that looks exactly the way you want it excites you, then building a custom PC is undoubtedly worth the time and effort involved.

It's a journey that offers not just a deeper understanding of your gaming machine but also a sense of also a sense of pride and accomplishment when you power up your creation for the first time.

If you're ready to start this adventure, have questions or need some guidance, you don’t need to go it alone.

Whether you're a seasoned PC builder or new to the scene, IT Warehouse is here to ensure that building your custom gaming PC is not just achievable but also an enjoyable and rewarding experience.

Sharing our expertise and knowledge, we can help you select the very best components and parts to make sure your custom built gaming PC is the best it can be, and that you’ll absolutely love the result.

We’re also builders of high-performance gaming PCs – so if you’re not confident to DIY, why not let us do it for you - all to your specifications!

Plus, we’re always happy to advise on upgrades and undertake repairs on your existing custom PC too.

Want to know more? Feel free to give us a call on (08) 8296 3211, or call in and see us at 5/838 Marion Road, Marion, South Australia – we’re always happy to help!




Why IT Warehouse for all your PC gaming and IT needs?

Our comprehensive warranty offers complete peace-of-mind.

Plus, all computers are serviced at our local Adelaide store. No interstate wait times!

Offering a range of custom gaming PC parts and accessories, computer sales, servicing, repairs, network set up and data recovery services, IT Warehouse provides homes, businesses and serious gamers with high quality tech products, exceptional service and expert advice.

Setting the benchmark for computer sales in Adelaide, we specialise in laptops and desktops for both gaming and home office use, as well as custom-built, extreme gaming PCs.

We also provide fully-customised small business IT support and networking solutions - which means you can count on our team of highly qualified IT experts to solve all your computer or tech issues.


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