I'm conflicted between two ideas:
To buy a computer such as
(I haven't really shopped around too much, but from my minimal knowledge of computers, specifically for gaming, these Desktops will take on any game with ease, even on ultra settings.)
Or.. To teach myself, via the internet, how to build a computer
-For gaming specifically
I have the time, and a budget up to roughly $1300, to put towards the project of building a computer. I've gathered that in building my own computer I will be able to customize it to my liking, and I will learn/know a lot more about my computer and computers in general.
My questions are
Is it really worth the time and effort?
Will I save a noticeable amount of money by building my own equivalent of, or somewhere near, the computers I posted from Cyberpowerpc?
I've browsed newegg, ebay, and other various sites to look at different components, and after finding all the deals I can, i can't seem to beat this computer. http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/G...nity_8800_Pro/
(Feel free to take that as a challenge
A little background information
:I've played many computer games and a few MMO's. I'm mainly building this computer for gaming, and slightly for music creation. I already have a monitor that I enjoy, but I'll probably be investing in a new mouse, and definitely in a new keyboard. I'm a fairly intelligible person, so don't hold back on your wordy words, but do try to explain in a way an amateur could understand.
My current desktop is an HP Pavilion Slimline s3220n:
If curious of specs, it's completely standard - http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/ca/en...-81049432.html
Thank you ahead of time for looking over my thread, any feedback at all will be helpful.