? I saved 600+ on my 1500 dollar rig. Took me less than 4 hours to put it together and install Win7 on a SSD. Unless you make 200+ an hour, you are out of your mind.
When you work on this shit for 8+ hours a day, for years at a time, the last thing you want to do is go home and fuck with it some more.
Trust me when I say "fuck $600".
Uhh I can whip a system together in 30 minutes with decent cabling and everything precisely because I do it 8 hours a day. If you really do it 8 hours a day for years it would be rote and no problem in terms of inconvenience.