Prebuilt or Homebuilt Warranty?

Hi I am going to be investing in a new gaming PC and I am just wondering about the warranty. If I buy my PC from pcspecialist.co.uk I get a 3 year warranty with it but it is more expensive. However if I buy the parts and put it together myself, do I get a warranty?

My build if your interested it this:
http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/xaMm

Thanks in advance.
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  1. You get a Parts warranty on all the pieces you buy
    When you buy parts they come with a warranty that is normally listed on the item's description or through the reseller.
  2. themrsomedude456 said:
    Hi I am going to be investing in a new gaming PC and I am just wondering about the warranty. If I buy my PC from pcspecialist.co.uk I get a 3 year warranty with it but it is more expensive. However if I buy the parts and put it together myself, do I get a warranty?

    My build if your interested it this:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/xaMm

    Thanks in advance.

    there two things with home built pc. if there an issue you become the tech to debug the error.if there is a bad part it you that has to send the part in for replacement. when you buy parts on the internet they have to post the warranty of the part. some parts like the intel cpu will have 3 year warranty. some parts like an oem hard drive or dvd drive will have a one year warranty.
  3. If you buy and put together the parts yourself, you often get two warranties on the components.
    You get a manufacturers warranty, and how long that lasts depends on the manufacturer, can vary between 1-5yrs or even a lifetime.
    Also (most likely, not guaranteed) is a warranty from the retailer you got it from, typically for up to 1yr.
    However each warranty only applies to that part. If the system does break, you have to troubleshoot and find the defective component.

    If you buy a pre-built system, you get a however long warranty on the whole system. If it breaks in any way you just dump the system at their door they'l fix it.
  4. So which is best one to do?
  5. Well, your asking a biased platform on this. Pretty much everyone here will recommend the DIY, custom built option.

    Basically going DIY is cheaper and is a very rewarding experience, but if something goes wrong, you have to figure what has gone wrong and fix it on your own. Your warranties only cover individual parts, not the system as a whole.

    With a pre-built, if it fails in anyway its as simple as dumping it at their door and waiting a week or so for it to be fixed. However its more expensive since there's an added layer of service on top (assembling it, tech support) and another company trying to make profit on the components.
    Also while this is very subjective, pre-built machines have no... soul. Building the machine yourself makes it a much more personal experience.
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