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HELP! Custom Build vs All in One/Prebuilt

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June 19, 2014 6:16:04 PM

Hi,
So, I was thinking of building my own computer over the summer, but my dad had found a way to get into my head and I am starting to doubt myself. :(  What if it doesn't work? What if the parts are damaged? Am I freaking out and over-exaggerating? There are some all in ones or prebuilt computers that are about equivalent to my computer. I plan to game on it with decent graphics, use programs like CryEngine, and do schoolwork. Should I build my own, or buy one online? Please help me!

Processor: Intel i5 4670k
RAM: Corsair Vengeance Low Profile 8 GB 2x4
Motherboard: ASUS Z97 A
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 Superclocked
Hard Drive: WD Caviar Blue 1 TB Samsung 840 EVO 120 GB SSD
Optical Drive: Asus 24x DVD-RW Serial-ATA Internal
Power Supply Unit: EVGA 500B 500W 80PLUS Bronze Certified
Heatsink Fan: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
Case: NZXT Phantom 410
Monitor:Asus MX239H, 23-Inch Full HD AH-IPS LED-backlit and Frameless Monitor
Mouse: Steelseries Sensei Frost Blue Keyboard: Logitech K360 Wireless Keyboard
Wireless Internet Card: TP Link N900 Express Adapter
Steelseries QCK Frost Blue Mouse Pad
Total: $1700

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June 19, 2014 6:32:11 PM

The build you have is really nice. I'd go for a higher wattage PSU though. Pushing psu's to their limit isn't the best thing to do.
Building your own pc is the best way to go. Prebuilt systems often won't meet your criterias and often use mid-quality parts from various companies where you can get a better version of that part from another.
Prebuilt systems could be damaged too. If a part comes dead on arrive you can take it back and get a replacement (most companies have DOA replacement) and you also have warranties.
If you are worried about assembling it, there are many guides and manuals to read before you build it, even if it takes you couple of days. Still worth it
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June 19, 2014 6:33:03 PM

Build your own no question!!

If it dosent work, there is a solution, this forum can help with that.
Parts damaged, RMA to be replaced, warranties, etc.

Prebuilt PCs cost ~200-300 more on top of part costs in almost all situations. Building your own is almost always the best option. This way you know what parts are being used, you know they are quality, and you know where to get them fixed. Most prebuilts for example come with OEM cheap low power power supplies that can barely support the system.

Also, Looks like a great build. (600-700w PSU would be nice)
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June 19, 2014 6:45:19 PM

Ok guys! I guess i will build my own Anyways, I still have this site to help me!
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