posted on Jan, 17 2018 @ 09:24 PM
a reply to: kurthall
PC building has a large upfront cost, but once you have the bulk of it out of the way, you can reuse a lot of parts as you upgrade over time. Yes,
most of them will eventually wear out or become obsolete... but so do consoles. Troubleshooting and repairing a computer might require changing one
part. Troubleshooting and repairing a console may require trashing it and buying another.
When you want a performance upgrade with a PC, you can usually find just a new graphics card or just a new CPU that's better than your current one. If
you want a performance upgrade on a console... too bad. Unless you buy an entirely new console that is better, of course.
Things like mice, keyboards, monitors, power supplies, hard drives/SSD, can all last a while and be reused through many upgrades until they die. I
built my first computer from scratch 7 years ago and I'm still using parts from it in both my and my girlfriend's computers.
PCs are just more versatile in a number of ways. I can go from gaming to online shopping to posting to ATS to typing and printing out an important
document in a matter of seconds switching between it all. Sometimes at the same time. I have two monitors, I can game on one and watch Netflix on the
other. Consoles can't do that.
On top of it all, and I know this isn't for everybody, but I just have FUN building a PC from scratch, opening all the boxes and putting all the
pieces together and seeing it work in the end. Tweaking with overclocking and using it afterwards are just a bonus. It's also interesting to learn
about all the parts you're putting in, what they do, how they work together, and how they compare to other parts on the market. All-in-all, it's been
a very rewarding journey to me by itself that I would have never experienced had I just bought a console.