Dumb question, but how much would it cost to build all of this? If this is only 100-150 more, I might just buy it for convinence. I can take out my upgraded PSU from my old machine and get a graphics card.
When i priced this PC on PCpartspicker this is what I got (Keep in mind I choose the most comparable parts if not exact, opting to choose the cheapest option whenever possible)
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ROvl
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ROvl/by_merchant/
CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($284.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master DP6-9EDSA-0L-GP CPU Cooler ($8.09 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Intel DZ75ML-45K Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($86.55 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: PNY Optima 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.97 @ Outlet PC)
Wireless Network Adapter: Intel 2200BNHMWDTX1 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($25.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Tempest 210 ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: FSP Group 300W ATX12V Power Supply ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Full (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: HP USB Keyboard Wired Standard Keyboard ($23.37 @ Compuvest)
Mouse: HP DY651A Wired Optical Mouse ($16.99 @ Mac Mall)
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-19 23:44 EDT-0400)
Of course there is also the cost/time involved in putting it all together and troubleshooting by yourself and not having the whole-system 2 year warranty provided by both HP and Costco. You could build one cheaper, but it won't be as powerful as this prebuilt. Some people like building their own PCs tho, it's a fun hobby. If you don't want all the fuss tho, this pre-built is the way to go.
Last edited by Ps3Rules; 04-19-2013 at 09:50 PM..