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Prebuilt vs build

So this is my first time building a PC, but my friend suggested that i buy one from cyberpowerpc. The specs are similar for both.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/7V3Tqk

for the pc part picker build i have some questions: Any suggestions or changes;i want to stay under 1000, would 128 ssd be enough, better suggestions on motherboard (don't know too much about them, but i will probably overclock)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01NBL8BER/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=1KLL0NTYG349U&coliid=I2JRDAHOVR2W8L

for the prebuilt: im going to add an ssd ($100 more) and clone windows to it, maybe add more ram, but is it enough to handle most AAA games at 1080p at 60fps? It also has has wifi, windows installed, comes with warranty

the price difference is somewhat significant(800 vs 1000): so what should i do? Thanks!
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  1. The prebuilt will have a terrible PSU. You won't be able to upgrade that machine much before you hit the limit of what it can do. If you don't want to overclock, though, it is a reasonable option. Note that if you account for the cooler ($30), CPU ($50), PSU ($35-$45), SSD ($100), HDD ($10), motherboard ($30-$60), and case ($25), these parts more than make up the difference in price ($280-$320). You could get something like that for less if you built it yourself, but they use parts that you wouldn't even think about building with.

    If you build it yourself, it will be quieter, and with the parts you chose, faster. If you want to overclock, it's really the only option. If you don't overclock, it will be more reliable. Regarding your choice in parts, there are only two items that could be improved.

    For the PSU, this is a better option at that price:
    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/nB3RsY/seasonic-power-supply-s12ii620bronze

    And for the RAM, if you can fit it in your budget, get a dual channel kit.
    Reply to the nerd 389
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    for almost the same spec but with better quality, this is what custom build will get u :

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-7500 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.88 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: MSI B250I GAMING PRO AC Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard ($101.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($53.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: ADATA Premier SP550 240GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($46.88 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon RX 480 4GB Dual Video Card ($194.54 @ Amazon)
    Case: Deepcool DUKASE V2 ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ B&H)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.90 @ B&H)
    Case Fan: Cooler Master SickleFlow (Blue) 69.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($5.99 @ NCIX US)
    Keyboard: Thermaltake Commander Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Laser Mouse ($28.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $797.13
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-03-21 00:59 EDT-0400

    since the b250 wifi mobo has only 2 ram slots, i added just a single stick. if u r fine with 8gb, go for 2x4gb ;)
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