How to pick the right components for your own workstation

The main reason people build their own box is due to simple economics: it is generally much cheaper to build your own computer. A carefully assembled build can deliver a box with specs that might cost up to twice as much from a branded vendor - and usually the built unit will contain better quality components as well. These components all come with their own warranty, so you are still well protected. And should something falter, like a drive or memory chip, you can pop it out, send it back and keep your workstation working.

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