New pc build/ prebuild


I have a question pretty simple would it be easier/cheaper to build my own pc or get it prebuilt from a company like vibox. I pretty much know how to build a pc from scratch as I work as a IT technician, my main problem is that, I just don't know what would be cheaper. I would find building my own instead of others more fun I guess but I am aware of the fact that I don't get warranty from me :). I'm just trying to be careful is all. Budget is 1500-2000 ( at a stretch)
Build i'm looking at building/prebuilding is:
•Corsair Hydro H100i CPU Water Cooler
•Corsair Pro Gold AX1200 80+ 1200W Modular PSU
•Corsair Obsidian 900D Performance Case
•1 x 240GB Corsair Neutron Solid State Drive
•8GB Corsair Vengeance 2133MHz Gaming RAM
•2x XFX AMD Radeon HD 7970 - Crossfire Graphics Cards
•Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5 Motherboard
•4.0GHz AMD FX-8350 8-Core CPU
and 2 af120 quiet edition fans for the case
I'm also going to be using my old hard drive with the new ssd
any help would be appreciated thanks :)
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  1. Most of the time its cheaper to build yourself, and all parts come with a warranty so you can send the part that needs to be replaced back rather than the whole PC. Many parts even have any warranty you would ever get from a prebuilt.

    Will this be for gaming?
  2. it will be yeah don't get me wrong the current pc I've got is great I just want something that's gonna punch me in the face :)
  3. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£185.98 @ Ebuyer)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (£90.98 @ Dabs)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£121.91 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory (£76.56 @
    Storage: Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£123.90 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£48.57 @ Ebuyer)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) (£259.00 @ Amazon UK)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) (£259.00 @ Amazon UK)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced ATX Full Tower Case (£101.75 @
    Power Supply: Corsair Professional Gold 1200W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£200.00 @ Ebuyer)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£12.78 @ Amazon UK)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£68.39 @ Aria PC)
    Total: £1548.82
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-17 13:10 BST+0100)

    I'm assuming your in UK?

    I swapped the FX8350 for an i5 because it is better for gaming. Went for Sapphire 7970s over XFX because they are a better price right now. Also changed the case to a cheaper case, it is personal preference but you could save quite a bit. Samsung SSD for 50 less and 10GB more.

    Your build is good but there's a few suggestions.
  4. I do have to admit about the case it does look cooler but im a die hard AMD fan :), did have a look though at what you posted I will weigh up my options next pay day. thanks again for the help
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