Other than a few sandbox games that will run on less than awesome hardware there is virtually no reason not to take the gaming to the console. Building your own machine sounds great, but when you have a problem it is _YOUR_ problem. I experienced this myself several times and the other way to look at it is - you are down not playing games and screwing with the machine. You will probably be playing your console while the money or parts arrive. You can have quite a few XBOX Ones and PS4s for that money... I can't really see the point... other than... like..Warcraft or something that is PC only and doesn't require the best hardware. PC gaming used to be cheap and unique, now it's expensive and the consoles are just as good for most things.