Here's the thing. My parent's asked me what I wanted for Christmas. The only thing which I have a practical need for at the moment is a better computer. So I said "Well, the only thing I actually need is a new computer, but that's probably way too expensive so I don't know." They said they'd be willing to help me get a computer. *shrug* I went and did a little research. Reported back. They're concerned that I won't be able to build it, or that I'll mess up and order the wrong parts, or even if I do order good parts they'll have problems or won't work well together. They heard from my uncle that when he builds computers things go wrong all the time, the components don't work together or something and it's really difficult to fix. Are these legitimate concerns? Or not? Is there a high likelihood that I will run into lots of issues? Or...?
If I can't build a computer, I may as well just give up on the idea all together. A pre-built machine with a slower processor and nothing but a 500GB hard drive for $400-450 is not really doin' it for me now...
Here's my main list as of now:
-Corsair CX430 PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026
-Asrock H77M mobo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157303
-Core i3-3220 CPU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116775
-3TB Barracuda HDD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148844
These are legitamete concerns. But something that we people do when we have built enough computers and when talking to "regular people" is to always make them know of what could go wrong. Why do we do this? So that if the party that hears this screws up, we have lesser blame.
The 3TB is sold out (told you) so you will need to get a 1TB for the same price now.
This is the one on Haiburi's list. This is a much better company for SSD's however there is a problem. A few people for Crucia's other 64GB feedback have said that the drives were slow which may be a big problem
I'll put together one later in the day for you :) I'll look at combo deals and maybe a better mobo (doubt it but who knows) but more importantly a PSU and CAse that is well price and hopefully sub $40
Edited by bowei006 - 11/23/12 at 7:18pm