This has all the features I want, but everyone says it's better, and cheaper to build it yourself. I've looked around on newegg, and for roughly the same parts (some worse) it's about the same price without shipping. Any thoughts?
Companies like cyberpower and ibuypower actually do sell configs for less than you can spec them yourself because they get their parts bulk, so it really depends on what you want. Building a PC is fun for me, it is something I like to do in my spare time, but not everyone is like that, and if that isn't something you think you'd have fun with then just get the prebuilt. You really won't save a lot, if any money speccing out that PC yourself, so if it is time you want to save then go for it :-) That is my opinion anyhoo ;-)
let me add that dell has online coupons for prebuilts that might compete with cyber, i'm not really sure if they still have them but i remember buying a dual xeon with a 1,000 dollar knock off. just a suggestion to buy a dell.
although i do have some custom rigs, i found that pre built is better cause of reliability issues and other reasons which are too long to put here, keeping this simple and short. i fried some custom parts, yeah go figure.