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Buy or Build a PC?

I'm having some trouble deciding whether to buy a bare bone kit computer for less and build it, or buy a more expensive pre-built one.

Here's one of TigerDirect's bare bone kits-

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3825393

I like this one but the main problem is that I'm worried i will get all the connections messed up (serial cables, pin connectors, etc.) But it is about $100 less than this pre-built one below

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8885575&type=product&id=1212192194316

So here's the whole thing in short- the bare bone kit computer i might screw up, but it is a lot less than a pre-built one (I'll probably trust the pre-built one more).

Please help me decide which one.

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Caveman477 (author) 8 years ago
what do you guys think of this motherboard ?
I think you should stop trying to choose components if you don't know what you're doing, it's probably better for a first timer to get the kit you mentioned.
Caveman477 (author)  whatsisface8 years ago
alright
Caveman477 (author) 8 years ago
i think i can save Ubuntu to a disk.

If I were to build one here are my parts list-

Motherboard

Case

Hard Drive

Disk Burner

Graphics Card

Power Supply

RAM

Processor

So please tell me if there's anything cheaper (and still good) or if there's anything that needs fixing.
You're up to over $350 with no OS and no monitor... Your motherboard has onboard video, and yet you spent another $100+ on a better video card. I would rate the motherboard as the weak point; not enough RAM slots, not enough PCI slots, not enough USB.
Caveman477 (author)  westfw8 years ago
oh i didn't notice that it already had video-thanks, i have a usb hub at home but I'll look for another one anyway
300W Power supply? Good luck.
I agree. Go more than 300W, Caveman.
Consider looking for a case with a power supply, normally I don't shop online for them but If I can get a case with a 500 watt power supply for $69.99 at a big box store, you should be able to find one in the same range or better.... But I also wouldn't use a 300 Watt (( and I wouldn't ever buy a 300 watt, when a recycle center will give them or better away for free ))
Caveman477 (author) 8 years ago
is this case ok?
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