I'm in the market for a new computer, I run multiple platforms (ninja, esignal, sterling) I usually have about 30 charts up at a time and will be running on two 27" monitors. I was going to finally build my own computer with the following parts. CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ Newegg) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12P SE2 54.4 CFM CPU Cooler ($72.99 @ Newegg) Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($140.91 @ Newegg) Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($111.60 @ Newegg) Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($134.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg) Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($223.98 @ Newegg) Sound Card: Creative Labs Audigy SE 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card ($29.99 @ Newegg) Wired Network Adapter: Intel EXPI9301CTBLK 10/100/1000 Mbps PCI-Express x1 Network Adapter ($29.99 @ Newegg) Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.98 @ Newegg) Power Supply: OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg) Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg) Total: $1391.38 I was recently browsing dell outlet and saw they have some t1650s with the following configuration going for slightly less Processor: Intel Core i7-3770 Processor (8M, 3.4GHz w/HD4000 Graphics) Windows 8 Pro Dell Outlet Precision Fixed Workstation T1650, Standard Base Tower 320 GB SATA Hard Drive (7200 RPM) 8GB, DDR3 UDIMM Memory, 1600MHz, ECC (2 x 4GB DIMMs) 16X DVD ROM Drive 16X DVD+/-RW and 16X DVD 2 GB NVIDIA Quadro K2000 (2DP and 1DVI-I) (2DP-DVI and 1DVI-VGA adapter) I'm thinking I can add a SSD drive and upgrade the memory to 16gb which will cost about $250 so we're talking more or less the same price. How do these two compare? I've never built a computer before is it worth my time or just go with the refurbished?