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Pre-built system or build my own?

First up for pre-built is http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883258076

Next is http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883229485

those are 2 decent pre built ones but my budget for everything is $1000 so are those worth it? or should i just start to build my own?
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    Always build your own. It's the best option no matter how you think about it. You can consider this:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H87M-HD3 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($87.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($68.00 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Microcenter)
    Case: Corsair 350D MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($94.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $864.90
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-03 17:11 EST-0500)

    -It uses a locked intel processor. You can't overclock but you'll get good stock performance.
    -Much better quality case and psu.
    -Stronger gpu.
  2. You will always get better bang for your buck and the highest quality components by building your own. If you post all the information in the *How to Ask for New Build or Upgrade Advice* sticky we can help you build the best system possible for your intended use and budget.
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