I bought a prebuilt rig in 2012 from Dell, and for that time i was fine with it because my knowledge of computers and such was limited. but then i started to get into this kind of stuff. That's when i realized the mistake i made. Buying prebuilt is not only a terrible idea, but its a waste of money and a shortcut for the lazy.
So with that out of the way. This build was my response to what $1500 could buy you when you buy premade or build yourself. The amount of hardware you could get is insane when you sort it yourself. It's mind boggling looking at what brands the Dell offer for their prices.
Yes, "$1500 and you only have a 960!" i understand i could have gotten a 600W PSU, a $100 dollar cheaper MOBO, $200 Cheaper CPU and have gotten a 980 or something of that sort. But i did not want to slack on the core of this PC as it will serve me for many years to come. And it is much easier to upgrade a GPU than a MOBO, CPU, and PSU. That's my reasoning behind it. And that's how i came to this as my final build.