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Hey everyone. I've been in need of a PC for a few years now. The one I have right now can't even run today's MMOs on the lowest settings. I've always been afraid of building a new PC myself because I don't have any money to waste and I would hate to ruin it somehow. After looking online at PCs that are premade and checking a local computer store nearby I feel like the only way I can get a decent PC for the price is by doing it myself. I am a total newb at it though, but willing to try and take any advice you can offer.
So I've been reading the posts in this forum for a few weeks and using the advice as best I can. I've put together what I think may be a good setup but I feel uncomfortable buying without getting you guys to at least take a look at it and let me know what you see/think. My wife is letting me use some of our tax money to put this all together.
My main objectives with the PC are:
1. To have a fairly powerful PC that I can play the current and games in coming years on at least medium to low graphical settings with very little lag.
2. Quality parts that will last for a long time due to myself being on a very restricted budget normally.
3. A motherboard that will leave potential for upgrades into the future. Second video card use so if the GPU needs an upgrade I can save the current equipment and add to it.
4. A case that vents on the top and back. It will be sitting on a carpeted area between the desk and a small cabinet for printer supplies.
I used Pcpartpicker to find the parts from newegg that are compatible together. It seems to me that I chose well. I'm unsure if I need to buy seperate case fans or if those normally come with a case.
Altogether these items come to with shipping and after discounts these items come to 881.89 on Newegg. Which is right around my budget guidelines for the PC itself. I could possibly add 100 more dollars into the expenditure if I really need to.
I still need to purchase a keyboard, mouse, speakers and monitor though so I don't really want to spend too much more than this on the computer itself. Please let me know what you think of these choices and if there are flaws or complications. I really appreciate it.