Guide to Laptops and Custom PCs
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Top Custom Computer Builders
Desktops and Laptops
- Origin PC - Origin PC offers custom-built desktop computers and laptops for gaming and professional use and all of their models are 'configurable' to match the specs you want.
- Falcon Northwest - Since 1992, High-End and high-budget quality computer systems
- Puget Systems - Founded in 2000. Offers high-end configurable systems for both gamers and professionals
- Velocity Micro - Established in 2002 and recognized for its reliable high-performance PCs
- MainGear - Founded in 2002, MainGear has a good selection of computers, laptops, and workstations for both gaming or professional use.
- Digital Storm - From 2002, they offer a range of both Laptop and Desktops for Gaming or Professional use.
- CyberPowerPC - PC builder offers a wide range of base models and configuration options. They sell both custom PCs and custom laptops
- AVADirect - Established in 2000, this Ohio-based custom PC builder offers custom PCs for both professional use and gaming
- BLD (by NZXT) - Is a popular name in PC hardware and peripherals. They offer different pre-configured builds that can be reconfigured to your liking.
- Xidax - They offer higher-end desktop, workstation, and laptop options for gaming or professional use starting at less than $600
- iBuyPower - Affordable custom PC options starting at $899
- Computer Upgrade King - a newer custom PC company with desktops starting at less than $500
- Alienware - founded in 1996 as Sakai of Miami, Inc, adopted the name of Alienware in 1997, became a subsidiary of Dell in 2006. Alienware manufactures and distributes high-performance computers built for gaming.
Sites for Build-Your-Own Custom Computers
Build My PC
PC Builder - Build Your Custom PC Online
If you want to pick the parts and have someone else actually build the PC:
Custom PC Builder - Micro Center