Is Building a Custom PC Worth? Check Out Pros and Cons

The most asked question among the techies nowadays if Building a Custom PC Worth it? Each and everybody is confused with the same question. The reason for the confusion is also relatable because of the Laptops available in the market. There was a time when people trusted only on PCs to do their productive works and gaming. But day by day the technology is getting evolved, and hence things are getting small. To be precise, the Smaller or say, Nano Versions of the components are now available in the market which are as much powerful as the original ones. However, some people prefer building a Custom PC whereas some people prefer buying a Pre-assembled Laptop. Anyways, Is Building a Custom PC Worth? We have answered the same below. Check out now.

What is a Custom PC Build?

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Well, what do you want from a PC where you have invested a lot of money. You will wish to have the best performance out there from your investment. Basically, a Custom PC Build means that you will buy and build a PC with the best available components in the range. Sound cool right? Custom PC Build is good for a lot of scenarios, i.e. High-End Video Editing, Professional or High-End Gaming, Bitcoin Mining, etc. You choose the components according to your budget to get the PC build working like a charm.

For your ease, we actually have suggested Three PC Builds at different budgets, i.e. Rs 50,000 for Productivity, Rs 80,000 for Productivity and Gaming, Rs 1,50,000 for High-End Video Editing and High-End Gaming. We have also provided the Best in Market Laptops at the same budget range. Check them out.

Custom PC Build vs Laptops at Same Price

In this section, we have compared the best available PC Build with Best Specs along with the Laptops at the same price. Going through this will actually help you in your next PC Build. Here they are.

Custom PC Build vs Laptop – Budget Rs 50,000

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This is the Budget where most of the people want to stick with. The Good PCs start from this budget with the best specs actually. Anyways, there is a newly Launched Laptop, Mi Notebook 14 which can fulfil your needs. We know that many of the other Laptops are better than this one. But, they are either Gaming or Highly Priced. So, this one can be a better option for you if you Play Light Games and do more Productive work. We will talk about its Specs later after discussing the Custom PC Build under Rs 50000. Here it is.

Processor AMD Ryzen 5 2600X (Rs 13695)
Motherboard Gigabyte AB350N Gaming (Rs 8000)
Graphics Card INNO3D GTX 1660 Super (Rs 19000)
RAM CORSAIR VENGEANCE 8GB (Rs 3820)
SSD WD GREEN 240GB SATA SSD (Rs 3200)
Total Price Rs 47,715 (excluding Cabinet and Power Supply)

This is the Best Custom Budget PC you can get under Rs 50,000. Talking about the Mi Notebook 14, it has,

Processor

Intel Core i5-10210U

Motherboard Mi (based on Intel LGA1151 Socket)
Graphics Card NVIDIA MX250 2GB
RAM 8GB
SSD

512GB SSD

Total Price Rs 47,999

This Mi Laptop will give you better performance while doing Productive Works and a little bit of Gaming. You can also check out ASUS TUF Gaming FX505DY-BQ024T which is available at Rs 48,990 which is mostly a Gaming Laptop.

Custom PC Build vs Laptop – Budget Rs 80,000

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This is the budget where both Custom PC and Laptop gets dedicated to more of Gaming or quite High-End Productivity, i.e. Photo Editing, Video Editing, Stock Market, etc. While talking about Laptops, the Lenovo Legion Y540 can be a good option for you. The i7 variant comes at Rs 84,000, which is a good deal. But if your budget is strict, you can go with the i5 9th Generation variant, which comes at Rs 70,000. However, check out the PC Build under Rs 80,000 below.

Processor AMD Ryzen 5 3600 (Rs 16999)
Motherboard MSI B450M Pro-VDH Plus (Rs 6399)
Graphics Card AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Rs 34500)
RAM Adata XPG Gammix D10 8GBX2 DDR4 3200MHz (Rs 5899)
SSD Corsair Force MP510 480GB M.2 NVMe (Rs 6299)
Total Price Rs. 70,096 (excluding Cabinet and Power Supply)

With a similar Budget, the Lenovo Legion Y540 has…

Processor Intel Core i7-9750H
Motherboard Lenovo (based on Intel LGA1151 Socket)
Graphics Card

NVIDIA GTX 1650 4GB

RAM 8GB
SSD 1TB SSD
Total Price Rs 83,990

At this price range, this is the best Laptop you can get. It is also a stylish laptop and can handle all your AAA Titles in Medium to High Settings.

Custom PC Build vs Laptop – Budget Rs 1,50,000

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Now this Budget is required if you are into High-End 4K Video Editing and Gameplay. To be honest, this Mothership will be able to run the AAA Titles in 4K with Ultra Settings. Also, the Editing Softwares will run flawlessly without any lag or anything. Sounds cool right? Anyways, there is also a Laptop called ASUS ROG Strix Scar III G531GV which will perform just like the Build we will discuss right now. Here it is.

Processor AMD Ryzen 5 3600X (Rs 20475)
Motherboard MSI B450 Gaming Plus Max (Rs 9199)
Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Rs 84999)
RAM G.SKILL TridentZ RGB 8GBX2 (Rs 8799)
SSD Crucial P1 1TB NVMe PCIe 3.0 SSD (Rs 9255)
Total Price Rs. 1,32,727 (excluding Cabinet and Power Supply)

Whereas the ASUS ROG Strix Scar III G531GV have…

Processor Intel Core i7-9750H
Motherboard ASUS ROG (based on Intel LGA1151 Socket)
Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 GDDR6 6GB
RAM 16GB
SSD 1TB SSD
Total Price Rs 1,45,000

Conclusion

So, these are the PC Builds and their equivalent Laptops. Remember that the PC Builds that we have covered below, doesn’t include the Cabinet (Case), Power Supply, Keyboard, Mouse and the most important part, Monitor. These things will cost you another Rs 20,000 as they are the ones which you will need to run the PC. Weird right? This is why Laptops come handier. But Laptops are only good when you are doing light Gaming and Video Editing, as they get heated and hence it makes the Laptop Slow. On the other hand, Custom PCs have awesome Cooling System, which makes it Blazing Fast while Gaming or Editing Stuff.

So, what will you prefer? Building a Custom PC or go with a Laptop? Let us know in the comments below. See Ya! Till then, “Stay Home, Stay Safe.

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