So I'm leaning towards getting a desktop for Brown. However I'm confused between buying a branded Dell desktop or assembling my own. Now assembling will be definitely cheaper but the problem is that I have never assembled a desktop on my own. Plus, if I buy from Dell, I'll get service if there's any problem with the comp. What do you guys suggest?
BTW, if I do end up deciding on a desktop, is there any risk of any desktop parts (monitor/mouse/keyboard, etc) being stolen. After all, you can't lock the desktop in an almirah or take it with you unlike a laptop!
Also will there be enough space to keep the desktop?
I'll be majoring in Computer Science and maybe Applied Math.