62 months ago
Just to check if I was wasting my time, I spec'd out a similar PC on Origin to see what it would cost me. Granted it's not 100% exactly the since they use their own cases, and they give you a free T-shirt WooHOO!, and they do some special optimizations/customizations/overclocking that they charge you for. Exact same Asus CPU/Mobo, similar size/speed memory, similar GTX980 (but mine is better already superclocked version). Theirs has a liquid cooler but I could have added the corsair h105 liquid cooler for just $50 more, I just prefer the cpu cooler I picked for now.
Origin build: $3857 if they charge tax, $4195, more if they charge shipping.
DIY build: $2835 total (incl tax, S&H) ...and this includes sleeved cables kit for my PSU and pretty things for the case.
Does PCpartpicker have T-shirts?