I'm saving up for a Gaming PC for work and need it kind of fast. They hired me but said I needed to get a Gaming PC ASAP. There are 2 things I am thinking of and was wondering what one was cheaper. (I'm buying from NewEgg BTW)

  • Select the parts and monitor I want and pay an extra $100 for them to build it for me

  • Or, I could buy a pre-built one so I don't have to pay the extra $100 for them to build it for me

What one is cheaper?

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That's very difficult to answer without knowing at least what build you want and where you live. But usually buying parts should be cheaper(and you don't need that $500 casing, a simple one for $100 would be (almost) just as good)

The only thing you can do is find a pre-built system that you'd like and then sum up the prices all of it's components together and see for yourself.

Also, don't forget that a pre-built systems are usually immediately available, where as ordering parts may slow you down due to availability.

  • Thanks, i'll accept ASAP the button isnt working! Commented Jan 11, 2022 at 22:17

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