Question Should I have just bought pre-built?

mandigo1

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Hi,
So I just purchased all the parts I need for a new Gaming build ( except for the case) . Originally, I wanted to spend $500, which of course didn't happen.
Now I'm second guessing myself and just wondering if what I spent , was actually worth it. I am looking for validation that I wasn't a total idiot, since it is now up to $1038. I'm thinking I could have bought a better PC for around $900. Comments?
https://pcpartpicker.com/user/ditchqueen/saved/WRg27P
I just changed by GPU to a EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 SC for $50 more.
 
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USAFRet

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Yes, a prebuilt can sometimes seem marginally cheaper.

But with building it yourself, you get:
  1. A known parts list, rather than the cheapest SSD/PSU/RAM/motherboard they happen to have in stock on that day
  2. A known build quality.
  3. Better warranty conditions.
Is that worth $150 to you?
 

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