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I bought this gaming PC instead of building my own – and it’s the best decision I’ve ever made


Last year I snagged an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti without waiting months by buying a pre-built PC from NZXT (opens in a new tab). It was a tough decision to make considering all the negative things I’ve heard about pre-built computers. However, after a year of waiting for Nvidia RTX 30 series cards to become available at reasonable prices, I went with the nuclear option and purchased a pre-built rig. Seven months later, I do not regret my decision. In fact, buying a pre-built PC was one of the wisest decisions I’ve ever made.

In my previous article, I was hesitant to tell others to follow me. I’ll admit that this apprehension came from being intimidated by potential backlash from the PC community that sometimes frowns on buying pre-built rigs. I was also a newbie tech writer and didn’t want to give the impression that I wasn’t savvy enough to build my own PC.