Should I build or get this prebuilt?

Ok, I was going to build a PC with a i7 2600k, Radeon 7850 2GB, 8GB 1600MHz RAM, 1TB 7200RPM, and a 700w PSU. Although, I found this one on TigerDirect for about the same price.


http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3170699&sku=I455-13005

It has an i5 3570k, Radeon 7850 2GB, 16GB 1333MHz RAM, 1TB 7200RPM, 700w PSU, and WATER COOLING.

I may or may not be doing video editing/rendering in the future. My main use is gaming, web, school work, and possibly video editing. I can't decide though /: . I have really wanted to build a PC for a long time, but that prebuilt looks pretty good to. Does water cooling cost money to upkeep?
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  1. I guarantee the liquid cooling and the PSU are trash. The LC is not going to be better than air in this case.

    At that price you can do better.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice
  2. Proximon said:
    I guarantee the liquid cooling and the PSU are trash. The LC is not going to be better than air in this case.

    At that price you can do better.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice


    Yeah I definitely agree - I wouldn't touch iBUYPOWER when you could build the same system yourself.
  3. i2Perfect said:
    Ok, I was going to build a PC with a i7 2600k, Radeon 7850 2GB, 8GB 1600MHz RAM, 1TB 7200RPM, and a 700w PSU. Although, I found this one on TigerDirect for about the same price.


    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3170699&sku=I455-13005

    It has an i5 3570k, Radeon 7850 2GB, 16GB 1333MHz RAM, 1TB 7200RPM, 700w PSU, and WATER COOLING.

    I may or may not be doing video editing/rendering in the future. My main use is gaming, web, school work, and possibly video editing. I can't decide though /: . I have really wanted to build a PC for a long time, but that prebuilt looks pretty good to. Does water cooling cost money to upkeep?


    TRUST ME: You will want to build other than buy pre-built. I definitely encourage you to build your gaming/everyday PC... no matter the attractive package/offer of the pre-built system you can find to buy, GO BUILD.

    The main reasons people build is:

    (1) to save money;
    (2) get better performance (in regards to money);
    (3) it is a fun learning experience;
    (4) TRUE OWNERSHIP (that the machine built is YOU) - you do actually feel great after building your own PC by yourself.

    I have four quad-core pre-built computers (three Q6600 and one Q9550). I also have three self-build computers (two quad-core i5-2500 and one dual-core Intel Pentium E6500). I am more attached to using my self-builds than my pre-built systems.
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