Originally Posted by Teny
sometimes a prebuilt is cheaper than building your own. especially the ones for everyday use.
Usually a computer is not for everyday use (who the hell came up with that?) And when someone spends $500-700 for a pc, they usually want the most out of it. because $500 is $500 regardless. Dell and other premades strip there motherboards, put in lower powered psu's, lock the bios', so upgrades usually can not be performed (And plus premades usually do a hell of alot of sandbagging when it comes to there comps)
With a newegg pc it might be alittle more expensive to build it (which i highly doubt) but the bios is unlocked, the psu's usually can hold ther own with upgrades and the motherboards can support alot of future processor upgrades.
So basically the question really is do you want to spend $50-100 more for a computer that will truly be a bang for your buck?