Which prebuilt company should I go with?

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So I've been debating this for a long time and I can't make a decision.

I currently don't have the best system and I need to upgrade. I don't have the time or patience to build my PCs anymore and I know that's part of the enjoyment but I genuinely don't have the time.

My current System:
CPU: Intel Core i7-7700 @ 3.6 GHz (4 CORES, 8 THREADS)
COOLER: STOCK with Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut High Performance Thermal Paste
RAM: 16GB DDR4 (2x8GB) SK Hynix @ 2400MHz
GPU: GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Founders Edition
STORAGE (OS): 500GB Crucial P3 m.2 NVMe SSD
STORAGE (PRIMARY): 1TB SAMSUNG 860 EVO SSD
STORAGE (SECONDARY): 1TB 7200 RPM HDD
OS: Windows 11 Home

so I was thinking of these System Integrators:
DigitalStorm
Maingear
OriginPC



DigitalStorm: I've seen their systems and my Cousin even owns one and they just look absolutely incredible compared to others. Plus, they have a pretty good warranty system.

DigitalStorm Warranty: The "Life-time Expert Customer Care with 3 Year Limited Warranty" includes the following benefits:
1. Life-time access to our expert customer support team for all kinds of computer issues.
2. Three years of labor free warranty service including labor costs for part replacements, tune ups, and diagnostics.
3. One year of direct defective part replacement service directly from Digital Storm's inventory. After the first year, Digital Storm will help replace any defective parts for the customer as long as those parts are still under warranty with the manufacture. Certain components are covered usually from 3-5 years from the manufacture.
4. Life-time access to labor free upgrades or the option for any customer to make upgrades to their Digital Storm system without voiding the warranty.


System Specs:
CPU: Intel Core i7-13700KF (5.4 GHz Turbo) (24-Thread) (16-Core) 3.4 GHz (Raptor Lake)
MOBO: ASUS PRIME B760M-A AX D4 (Wi-Fi) (Intel B760 Chipset) (DDR4)
RAM: 64GB DDR4 3600MHz Kingston HyperX FURY RGB
Power Supply: 750W Digital Storm Performance Series (80 Plus Gold)
Storage 1: M.2 1TB Digital Storm m.2 NVMe SSD
Storage 2: SSD 1TB Samsung 870 EVO 2" SSD
GPU: 1x GeForce RTX 4070 12GB
Cooling: H20: Stage 2: Digital Storm Vortex Liquid CPU Cooler (Dual Fan) (Fully Sealed + No Maintenance)
Cable Management: Exotic Cable Management - Black - (Cable Combs with Custom Color Sleeved Extension Cables)
Chassis Fans: Cooler Master MasterFan Halo (RGB Fans) (Remote Control Only)
Internal Lighting: Remote Controlled Advanced LED Lighting System (Multiple RGB Color Modes)
Boost Processor: Turbo Boost Advanced Automatic Overclocking
Windows OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Home (64-Bit)
Warranty: Life-time Expert Care with 3 Year Limited Warranty (3 Year Labor & 1 Year Part Replacement)


DigitalStorm Price: $2,636



Maingear: I've also heard really great things about Maingear and how all their systems are built identical (besides actual parts) in their new "MG1" cases.

Maingear Warranty: All MAINGEAR systems include a 1-year limited hardware warranty (unless otherwise noted). Support and repair labor are included free of charge for the life of the build. Consider an extended warranty if you’d like MAINGEAR to remain your point of contact in the event of a hardware issue beyond the first year.

System Specs:
CPU: Intel Core i7-13700K (5.4 GHz Turbo) (24-Thread) (16-Core) 3.4 GHz (Raptor Lake)
MOBO: MSI PRO Z690-A WIFI DDR4 | 2.5Gb LAN | WiFi 6 | BT 5.2
RAM: 64GB T-FORCE DELTA RGB DDR4 DDR4 | 3600MHz | 2x32GB
Power Supply: EVGA 850W SUPERNOVA GA
(80 Plus Gold)
Storage 1: 1TB SOLIDIGM P41 PLUS SERIES
m.2 NVMe SSD
Storage 2: 1TB Samsung 870 EVO 2" SSD
GPU: 1x GeForce RTX 4070 12GB
Cooling: MAINGEAR EPIC RGB 360 360mm AiO Liquid Cooler
Cable Management: BLACK BRAIDED CABLE SLEEVING EVGA Braided Cable Sleeving
Chassis Fans: RGB FAN KIT Replaces stock fans with RGB fans
Windows OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Home (64-Bit)



Maingear Price: $2,692



OriginPC: OriginPC was formed up from previous Alienware Employees and is also a top tier system integrator, haven't heard too much on them besides some YouTube sponsors in the past.

OriginPC Warranty: 24/7 U.S Based Warranty : 1 Year Part Replacement with 45 Day Shipping, 24/7 Tech Support, and Lifetime Labor Included

CPU: Intel Core i7-13700K 16-Cores 3.4GHz (5.4GHz TurboBoost)
MOBO: ASUS ROG STRIX B760-I GAMING WIFI
RAM: 64GB CORSAIR VENGEANCE DDR5 (2x32GB) 5600MHz
Cooling : iCUE H100i ELITE CAPELLIX XT Liquid CPU Cooler
System Fans : CORSAIR SP120 Elite Performance iCUE RGB controlled by iCUE software
GPU : Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 12GB
Operating System : MS Windows 11 Home
Storage 2 : Corsair Force Series MP600 1TB NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD
Storage 2 : 1TB Samsung 870 QVO Series
Power Supply : 750 Watt CORSAIR SFX Series


OriginPC Price: $2,800 Normally currently on sale for $2,575



So after all that, I'm personally leaning more towards DigitalStorm because I have some second hand experience through my cousin and their base warranty seems far superior than the other System Integrators I'm looking at. However, I'd like your feedback or even another SI to look at.
 
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You could purchase this build including the gaming monitor in said build, pay someone to build it for you and still be way ahead of any of those prebuilts you posted.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: *Intel Core i7-13700F 2.1 GHz 16-Core Processor ($329.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: *Deepcool AG620 BK ARGB 67.88 CFM CPU Cooler ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: *MSI B760 GAMING PLUS WIFI ATX LGA1700 Motherboard ($164.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: *G.Skill Ripjaws S5 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR5-6000 CL30 Memory ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: *Western Digital Black SN770 2 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 4.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive ($99.00 @ Newegg)
Video Card: *Asus TUF GAMING GeForce RTX 4070 Ti 12 GB Video Card ($799.99 @ B&H)
Case: *Lian Li LANCOOL 216 ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ B&H)
Power Supply: *MSI MPG A850G PCIE5 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($134.99 @ Best Buy)
Operating System: *Microsoft Windows 11 Home OEM - DVD 64-bit ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: *Samsung S27AG50 27.0" 2560 x 1440 165 Hz Monitor ($279.99 @ Best Buy)
Total: $2173.91
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2023-06-12 14:02 EDT-0400


A better look at those components.

https://displaysolutions.samsung.com/monitor/detail/1842/S27AG50

https://lian-li.com/product/lancool-216/

https://www.msi.com/Power-Supply/MPG-A850G-PCIE5

https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/B760-GAMING-PLUS-WIFI

https://www.intel.com/content/www/u...-30m-cache-up-to-5-20-ghz/specifications.html

https://www.deepcool.com/products/C...al-Tower-CPU-Cooler-1700-AM5/2022/16082.shtml

https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/wd-black-sn770-ssd-review

https://www.techpowerup.com/review/wd-black-sn770-1-tb/

https://www.asus.com/motherboards-components/graphics-cards/tuf-gaming/tuf-rtx4070ti-o12g-gaming/

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You could purchase this build including the gaming monitor in said build, pay someone to build it for you and still be way ahead of any of those prebuilts you posted.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: *Intel Core i7-13700F 2.1 GHz 16-Core Processor ($329.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: *Deepcool AG620 BK ARGB 67.88 CFM CPU Cooler ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: *MSI B760 GAMING PLUS WIFI ATX LGA1700 Motherboard ($164.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: *G.Skill Ripjaws S5 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR5-6000 CL30 Memory ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: *Western Digital Black SN770 2 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 4.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive ($99.00 @ Newegg)
Video Card: *Asus TUF GAMING GeForce RTX 4070 Ti 12 GB Video Card ($799.99 @ B&H)
Case: *Lian Li LANCOOL 216 ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ B&H)
Power Supply: *MSI MPG A850G PCIE5 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($134.99 @ Best Buy)
Operating System: *Microsoft Windows 11 Home OEM - DVD 64-bit ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: *Samsung S27AG50 27.0" 2560 x 1440 165 Hz Monitor ($279.99 @ Best Buy)
Total: $2173.91
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2023-06-12 14:02 EDT-0400


A better look at those components.

https://displaysolutions.samsung.com/monitor/detail/1842/S27AG50

https://lian-li.com/product/lancool-216/

https://www.msi.com/Power-Supply/MPG-A850G-PCIE5

https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/B760-GAMING-PLUS-WIFI

https://www.intel.com/content/www/u...-30m-cache-up-to-5-20-ghz/specifications.html

https://www.deepcool.com/products/C...al-Tower-CPU-Cooler-1700-AM5/2022/16082.shtml

https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/wd-black-sn770-ssd-review

https://www.techpowerup.com/review/wd-black-sn770-1-tb/

https://www.asus.com/motherboards-components/graphics-cards/tuf-gaming/tuf-rtx4070ti-o12g-gaming/

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While I appreciate the effort and the PC would be slightly better, there's just something about having a "pre-built" come from a very reputable company with a great track record and yes, I understand I'll be paying a premium
 

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When I went after a custom built, I wasn't too impressed with Digital Storm's choices at the time. That was when finding 3080's was so difficult, though.

I've found both CyberPower and IBuyPower to be really good. IBuyPower was even giving me information like 'your graphics card won't fit in that case' when I was putting parts together. Hopefully, more store sites have done the same thing.
 
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When I went after a custom built, I wasn't too impressed with Digital Storm's choices at the time. That was when finding 3080's was so difficult, though.

I've found both CyberPower and IBuyPower to be really good. IBuyPower was even giving me information like 'your graphics card won't fit in that case' when I was putting parts together. Hopefully, more store sites have done the same thing.
I checked them out, pretty good systems and tools to make sure something isn’t compatible, however I think the price was $100 more than digitalstorm, I also saw LTT or Gamers Nexus take a look at their systems before and found some serious issues and I think even hot glue for usb 3
 
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I checked them out, pretty good systems and tools to make sure something isn’t compatible, however I think the price was $100 more than digitalstorm, I also saw LTT or Gamers Nexus take a look at their systems before and found some serious issues and I think even hot glue for usb 3
$2000+ for a RTX 4070 and DDR4 makes zero sense.
 

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