Will Custom Builds Ever Become a Thing of the Past?

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#1 Posted by IMAHAPYHIPPO (2569 posts) -

This kind of thing is easily decades away, but do you think the future is leaning more towards full customization across the board, or do you think we'll eventually get to the point where custom builds are no longer necessary, as everything will become streamlined enough that specs won't be something that's a factor, rather it's simply expected that any machine you buy will be compatible with all software on the market?

#2 Posted by Gaming-Planet (14021 posts) -

As long as there is a demand for it.

#3 Posted by k2theswiss (16599 posts) -

one day when chips become very small packing amazing performance where chips could just be upgradeable by update. maybe

I would be happy to ditch my tower for small box for around same price range

#4 Edited by PredatorRules (7849 posts) -

@IMAHAPYHIPPO said:

This kind of thing is easily decades away, but do you think the future is leaning more towards full customization across the board, or do you think we'll eventually get to the point where custom builds are no longer necessary, as everything will become streamlined enough that specs won't be something that's a factor, rather it's simply expected that any machine you buy will be compatible with all software on the market?

This will only happen when companies that builds PCs for you will not throw sh^tty brands into the rigs OR won't charge extra 100-200$ for the build.

None of these would ever happen because no one works for free.

#5 Edited by Grey_Eyed_Elf (3798 posts) -

As long as there is money to be made from selling components individually PC's as they are won't change... Newer and faster technologies will replace the current but there will not be any uniformity in the near future.

What you are implying goes against capitalism... :P.

#6 Posted by JangoWuzHere (16318 posts) -

I think it's more likely that customizing a PC will get easier in the future. There is a lot of money to be made off of individual parts and cases.

#7 Posted by dbtbandit67 (353 posts) -

This kind of thing is easily decades away, but do you think the future is leaning more towards full customization across the board, or do you think we'll eventually get to the point where custom builds are no longer necessary, as everything will become streamlined enough that specs won't be something that's a factor, rather it's simply expected that any machine you buy will be compatible with all software on the market?

No that's crazy, as long as there are gaming PCs you'll always be able to custom build. The very concept of a "custom build" isn't something you can take away. "Custom build" isn't a product, it's the very act of assembling. You will be able to assemble anything you want at any time you want for all of eternity.

PC Gaming is great, it's PC Gamers that are stupid. Stop shouting at everyone with how much better your $1,500 PC is compared to an Xbox 360 and just enjoy your games.