Peter Crisp wrote:
Sorry about this I know I said I'd leave and I will be good but I've been asked a direct question so here goes.
Pre-builds can be fine if you shop around and find the bargains just as self builds can. Some people prefer the convenience and don't mind paying extra.
I bought a pre-build about 3 years ago and before that I built my own PC. The Pre-build has been rock solid and at the time wasn't that much more expensive than the parts themselves (I did check) so I can't see a problem with them which is why I think this topic will go round and round with people like me defending one side and you guys defending your side until we all go insane.
That's really it now.
Unfortunately the only logic I can gleam from that is - "a quality product at a higher price can be just as much of a bargain as the same product at a lower price".
Do you honestly believe that or are you just being contrary for the sake of siding against people you dislike on the forum? That logic doesn't make sense.
You know what makes sense? The higher quality product at a lower price is a better bargain than an inferior product at a higher price. That's simply the be all and end all of the story.
With Hugos logic that the prebuild offers you ease of use and forumites on here won't be checking stuff themselves....well no gooseberry fool sherlock, the whole point of the thread is that with the self assembled computer, Falsey is doing everything for you, he's pretty much the middleman creating your PC for you, and at no charge whatsoever. YOU won't be buggering around inside the computer after you have it assembled yourself or by someone else, because Falsey and the others who research this stuff are doing all of that for you, to offer you peace of mind. The whole "prebuilds are easier" doesn't hold up, because someone else is doing all of the research and building for you anyway. The whole bonus of deciding to not go for a prebuild is the cheaper price, the three year warranty, the higher quality components, and more bang for your buck.
Honestly if you want a prebuilt computer, you're doing research for nothing. If you don't understand anything about computers, what difference does it make to you coming onto the forum and asking to be recommended a prebuilt piece of crap, you don't know what the hell you're getting anyway. You may as well take advantage of the middleman choosing your components for you based on your budget, because you'll be none the wiser either way, yet the pay off for choosing to have the components assembled means you're getting way more for your money, a three year warranty and quality parts.
The fact that you use justifications like "most people won't even notice the difference" in order to spout your nonsense about prebuilds having their place just shows how ridiculous your logic and argument really is. If you weren't so far up your own behind with an ego the size of Jupiter, then you'd realise that saying the average person won't notice the difference is a pretty stupid argument to use. How will they notice the difference if they get a custom built pc? They won't notice because they have nothing to compare it to anyway. The fact is that there is a noticeable difference between custom builds and prebuilt pcs. The difference is apparent and big enough to say that getting a prebuilt pc is a bad choice.