Re: To build or Buy?
The biggest advantage of a build yourself setup is you know the quality of the build. Even upgrading parts on a company setup, you still won't get a great quality part.
You really don't need a 750W psu unless you plan on going double video cards. Plus the mobo is heads above the hp model.
Also, with a U-build you can overclock, the hp is locked down tight!
You've built yourself a real solid sedtu;p well worth the money. If youre willing to assemble, you'll have a great system for a few years.
Oh amnd welcome to the forum.
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