Build vs Pre-Built


I wanted to build my gaming PC like this:

until I saw this:

which is 400 dollars cheaper and the only difference I can tell is that its a gtx 760 compared to a 770, which is at most a 150$ difference. In this case, is buying pre-built better?

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  1. No because it uses a crap quality motherboard, psu, and case.
    If you want, I can help you bring the price down on your computer. What is the purpose?
  2. The purpose is for gaming. But I took into account that I wanted a computer that would be more future proof than most, indicated by the top notch cpu and gpu. I also got a stick of ram or 8gb so I could add another for 16 later on. Added a high power psu for sli graphic cards later on. I'm not sure how to cut down since I want future proofing.
  3. How long do you think this computer can stay "modern"?
  4. There is no "future proof" when it comes to computers just buy what you need at the moment and be ready to upgrade or buy a whole new system in the future.
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    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($94.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($319.99 @ NCIX US)
    Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WDN3800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($32.65 @ OutletPC)
    Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1090.53
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-01 01:42 EST-0500)

    An i7 will not future proof your build, it will only waste your money.
    Cheaper board has everything you need.
    2x4gb of ram for dual channel. There is no need for future 16gb.
    You only need 2gb vram for 1080p.
    Bigger and better quality psu for future SLI.
    Better quality case.
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