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June 2, 2014 10:52:19 AM

Hey I'm building cheap gaming Desktop, for MOBAs.



The pre build comes up to



My build comes up to 447$.
while the pre-built comes to 460$

For 13$ less, I get a better cpu and dedicated graphics card.

Compared to this crappy apu.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o...

Pre-build:
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/cyberpowerpc-gamer-ultra-de...$abcat0501000&cp=1&lp=2


Mybuild:

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/4Fqx23
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/4Fqx23/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/4Fqx23/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 760K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($84.73 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI A78M-E35 Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($58.03 @ Mwave)
Memory: Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.43 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R7 260X 2GB Video Card ($115.38 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Professional (OEM) (64-bit) (Purchased For $0.00)
Total: $447.52
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-02 12:57 EDT-0400)

I have more ram, hard drive space, better graphics and a better cpu.

What are your thoughts, should I do my build or go with the prebuild.

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a b D Laptop
a c 251 4 Gaming
June 2, 2014 10:58:43 AM

With the prebuilt you're getting less performance for the price because the company needs to make a profit. The quality of the parts might also be compromised as well. Your build is a hundred times better than the A6 build, but for the same price you can make a better custom build. Here's an example:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($114.97 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($36.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($37.48 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R7 260X 1GB Video Card ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($26.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) (Purchased For $0.00)
Total: $396.40
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-02 13:56 EDT-0400)

You can either leave it as is, or for ~$50 more you can either upgrade the RAM, HDD, or CPU.
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