We've tested some awesome components this year, but we've also seen our fair share of pre-built systems that package the latest hardware into a turnkey solution that's competitively priced and guaranteed to work.
Said systems have made us wonder; given that it isn't always cost efficient to build your own PC, how many of you still choose to take the self-build route and how many of you instead opt to buy pre-built?
Most of the HEXUS team grew up building their own PCs - I've fond memories of my Pentium 4 / 9800 XT rig, pictured above - but only a few of us still take the time to put in the research and source all the right components for a perfect build. Perhaps it's age, but these days many of us appreciate the simplicity of a turnkey Dell.
But what about you, the readers, the consumers and the enthusiasts? Do you still derive pleasure from building your own PC, or are you increasingly turning to system integrators for a one-stop solution? Let us know in the comments below.