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Custom PC desktop builds

Custom PC builds are often a good alternative to buying high-end gaming rigs or powerful workstations/homeservers. Custom PC builds offer a wide range of advantages; you are not limited to 3-4 options for computer components.

For example, a sample build for an Alienware may offer:

i7 3820
Quad core overclocked to 4.1GHz
i7 3820
Quad core overclocked to 4.2GHz
i7 3930K
Six core overclocked to 3.9GHz
i7 3960X
Six core extreme overclocked to 4.0GHz
 

While buying from a manufacturer provides for a top of the line computer, it also costs a premium to have these high end technologies. Customizing a system from a manufacturer prohibits buying truly top end components and adding them to a build. It takes time for manufacturers to add components, such as newly released graphics cards.

Manufactured machines also suffer from using cheap, secondary components and limit which of these can be chosen. Motherboards and power supplies are the two biggest problems when buying a manufactured machine, as these can often not be chosen. For PC enthusiasts, a motherboard that allows for further expansion is essential. If the original system is manufactored with a single harddrive and video card, the chosen motherboard may have only one video card slot and two to three harddrive/optical drive slots. This ruins the ability of a customer to extend the system without buying expensive components.

Custom builds also offer something that no manufactured machine can ever compare to: a unique look. An Alienware is obvious and looks like everyone else's Alienware. However, with our custom built machines, a hand-picked case and literally an endless combinations of lights and fans/liquid cooling, your hand-built machine will stand out from every other system.

All custom machines are assembled by hand, the chosen OS installed, the machine booted, and are placed under a variety of stress tests to ensure it will run under gaming/working conditions.

Currently all custom builds need to be within 50 miles of our main location. We apologize for any inconvenience.