Bulding your own PC is always more flexible. You can overclock it or fine tune the settings.Zen wrote: ↑ I've always build my own PC but for the next gig i am seriously considering getting a laptop (clearance/sale Ryzen) and hooked it up to the LCD/mouse/keyboard. It seems to be cheaper that way, especially if you're going to buy a CPU with an integrated GPU. A laptop with comparable CPU to this one is going for $400 or even less than that with discount, You add up mobo, ram, HDD, etc and it's pretty much the same or more WITHOUT legitimate Windows. Of course, i'm speaking for light/non-gamer build. Anyone has an argument against this?
Also, you choose the best cooling solution for your use. I often encode videos and it pegs the CPU at 90% all cores. With a laptop, that thing is going to heat up and the little tiny fans usually sound like a mini little jet engine at 5000rpm. It's annoying. With my main computer, I can run it with all cores, and it only makes a moderate amount of noise as the fan only spins up to 1500rpm.
laptops have a built in battery, and if that goes, are you going to replace it? With a desktop you can add extra drives. I would also never use the built in display as I have a much better monitor