Newegg and CyberPowerPC came out to be the same...

Hey guys! Well I was going to just go ahead and order a custom build computer from CyberPC, but than I thought, "What if I could build my own computer, and save some money!" Well... I searched Newegg and what I saw was really disappointing. The difference was only a mere $80...

Here's the CyberPowerPC Rig:

Case: * Azza Hurrican 2000 Full Tower Gaming Case with 4 Hot Swappable HDD Cage & (4) 230MM Fans

Extra Case Fan Upgrade: Maximum 120MM Case Cooling Fans for your selected case

CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-3570K 3.40 GHz 6MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 (All Venom OC Certified)

Venom Boost Fast And Efficient Factory Overclocking: Extreme OC (Extreme Overclock 20% or more)
Cooling Fan: Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA) (Dual Standard 120MM Fans (Push-Pull))

Motherboard: [CrossFireX/SLI] ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Intel Z77 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ IRST, Lucid Virtu MVP, XFast Technologies, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, 3x PCIe x16 (2 Gen3, 1 Gen2), 2x PCIe x1 & 2 PCI (All Venom OC Certified)

Memory: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1866MHz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair XMS)
Video Card: AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card (Major Brand Powered by AMD)

Power Supply Upgrade: * 850 Watts - Corsair CMPSU-850TXV2 80 Plus Power Supply - Quad SLI Ready
Hard Drive: 2TB (2TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)

Optical Drive: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)

LCD Monitor: 24" Widescreen 1920x1080 Sceptre E246W-1080P (23.6" Viewable)(Black Color) LED Backlight, Built-in Speaker, DVI, HDMI Input

Speakers: Creative Inspire T6160 5.1 Speakers System

Keyboard: AZZA Multimedia USB Gaming Keyboard

Mouse: AZZA Optical 1600dpi Gaming Mouse with Weight Adjustable Cartridge

Video Camera: Creative Live! Cam Socialize w/ Noise-Canceling Microphone

Operating System: None - FORMAT HARD DRIVE ONLY

This is the Newegg Rig:

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

AZZA Hurrican 2000 CSAZ-2000 Black SECC Japanese Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Acer S231HLbid Black 23" 5ms HDMI LED-Backlight LCD monitor Slim Design

SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100351VXSR Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support ...

CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC ...

Eagle Arion ET-AR306-BK 2.0 Compact Speaker - 50Hz to 18kHz, 50 Watts

Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Keyboard - Retail

ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model PV38G160C9K

Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K

NOTE: The PSU is also better in the Cyberpowerpc, includes overclocking, care features. Overclocking is $50, the care features are $40 total... CypowerPC also has way better speakers, has a video-camera, and a mouse...

Did I mention... Free shipping...

So why exactly do people recommend to build your own computers... from what I've observed ordering them is way cheaper!

So basically my question is, is there a reason for me to go ahead and build it myself...?

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  1. I need to read the whole post before commenting

    Because it's fun! You pick exactly the components you want and are not paying for options you don't need. Normally the quality of components is better when you build your own, especially when you are talking high end components.

    Low end, budget computers are cheaper if you buy them pre-built.
  2. For the same price I'd build my own computer, that way if something breaks or goes wrong with it, I've built it myself and know how to fix it. It gives you your own personal touch to your own computer. I always take pride and can say hey I built my own computer rather then paying someone else to put it together.
  3. From what is posted, it is impossible to verify that the exact same parts are in both builds. Also, paying $80 more for the building (30-45 minutes of work) seems like a reasonable difference.
  4. Alright... so say... I do take in the fun factor... and build it myself... I'm so freaking scared though. I've never built a computer before. I mean I know a lot about computers... but as to put them together, I've never done it! The reason I made this thread though, was because people say that it's cheaper to build your own... this "research" took me like 5 hours... And I was hoping that it would be true =0. Arghhhh
  5. Best answer
    Building a PC is really not difficult. If you aren't comfortable doing so, then buy a built PC. If you want to take the plunge and build one, then Tom's is the place to come to for assistance.

    Don't let fear hold you back, it really is pretty easy. Good luck!
  6. Best answer selected by legendaswd.
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