Okay, so now that you’re totally sold on owning a PC, there’s one last thing to think about. There are typically two options when it comes to owning a PC: building your own or buying from a boutique PC shop like MAINGEAR. There are pros and cons to both and this week we’re diving into DIY PCs.


Getting down and dirty with a DIY build is typically more challenging than buying a PC from a boutique store, but it can be a very rewarding and fun experience. It’s entirely customizable which lets you pick every component that goes into the build. You can also incrementally build and rebuild your PC and re-use old parts to save you some money over time. However, building a PC yourself isn’t for everyone. It can be a daunting task to try and troubleshoot your new PC without the proper knowledge or experience.

To make the process easier, MAINGEAR offers two of our most popular chassis and APEX Integrated Cooling Solutions in a complete kit. DIY builds require extra time and effort, but with award winning build quality and only the best-in-class components, our VYBE DIY is soft on the wallet and hard hitting in performance. Our F131 DIY is pretty sick, too. If we do say so ourselves, it’s the gaming desktop perfected.

If you’re in the market for a DIY PC, you’re going to want to make it as easy on yourself as possible. That’s where we can help. To learn more about the pros and cons to DIY builds, our free PC buying guide is your go-to.