The first model I am looking at is a combo deal from Newegg. (http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1069084) I have put power supplies, video cards, and memory in computers, but have never built a whole computer from scratch. I would be willing to construct a computer like that, though. I do not have much knowledge of the parts, but they all seem to be quality.
The second model I am looking at is this one. (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883227392&nm_mc=EMC-EXPRESS091512&cm_mmc=EMC-EXPRESS091512-_-EMC-091512-Index-_-DesktopPCs-_-83227392-L06C)It is on sale this weekend only, and reviews are initially negative. However, most of the poor reviews stem from a bad power supply. My old computer has a power supply which I can just swap in.
I was wondering which one would be more appropriate for my needs. I am looking for a gaming computer which runs Battlefield 3, and is open to modification. Having purchased pre-built computers before, I understand that the computer may not be suitable for modification (my current Compaq PC has limited modification available). However, I am quite eager to play with things once they are out of the box, so in that case, purchasing the pre-built computer might be easier, because I can just swap power supplies with my old computer.
Any advice is appreciated. Feel free to ask any additional questions, or suggest any additional products which I haven't listed.
Edited by ixcuincle, 15 September 2012 - 08:17 AM.