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For lower end systems, it's typically cheaper to purchase a prebuilt, whereas for a higher end system, it's cheaper to build it yourself.

This. Big company's can crank out low end PC's so dirt cheap its almost silly. You get exactly what you pay for though, some time's a lot less lol. When building a nice PC its always cheaper to build it your self, assuming you can do it without breaking thing's/driving up your own cost's.
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If you buy a decent case, PSU, GPU's, nice keyboard etc, at next build you'll only need a mobo, CPU, RAM, CPU cooling - or not even the last two.
In other words, you'd be better off building yourself since you can almost allways keep some parts and sell others.
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