32 months ago
So, I have been planning on using part of my tax return to get a better PC for gaming(currently using a laptop I inherited). I have always been told that building is better than buying, so I came here to achieve just that. After watching some benchmark videos, I decided on the graphics card i want to stick with, Radeon RX 480. From there, I started looking for a build with this card, and trying to then build my own. Here is the dilemma i am running into, the money. You see, i was mainly building for the fact its less money and better parts, however, when looking at a computer from Best Buy, and trying to recreate it, it was becoming more expensive to build. http://www.bestbuy.com/site/cyberpowerpc-gamer-ultra-desktop-amd-fx-black-edition-series-8gb-memory-amd-radeon-rx-480-1tb-hard-drive-black/5615010.p?skuId=5615010 That is the one from best buy, and below will be the build i attempted to do. You will notice i even used a cheaper, and one level down processor. Along with a rather cheap motherboard with only the basics, and even the simplest case i could find. And yet, the base cost is practically the same. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/Jjnjhq
TLDR: Looking for some opinions on the pre-built pc I linked, and some help towards when I built my own pc(a weaker one at that) why it was the same price. Would it not be a better deal to just buy the pre-built one? Or could you show me a way to hit the same level as that pc, but for a cheaper price?