Originally Posted by bickle
The value saved is often overstated. I've been shopping for a pc and decided to load all the components from a Digital Storm build into a Newegg cart. The difference was about $150. I've built enough pc's so that its no longer fun, and $150 is well worth the price of not having to deal with it. Earlier in the thread someone mentioned building for $500...yeah that isn't gonna happen. Just quick estimate with very vague (but conservative numbers):
150 video card
Also, I would be extremely hesitant to suggest building to people that are unfamiliar with the current pc world. That seems like a recipe for disaster.
This is CAG. Any time you can save some money and not have to rely on questionable third parties, it's a good thing.
If they had something like Tested's How To Build A PC video running while they work on it, it really wouldn't be all that hard to build it as long as Cheapy and Shipwreck are smart enough to take their time and not force anything into the wrong slots.