Posted 03 January 2013 - 06:57 AM
>> If you're going the desktop route....build your own. The hardest part is picking out the components, and most of the regulars here can make (and I think most of us have done) hardware recommendations in our sleep. The actual assembly requires a screw driver and a little patience, but it isn't anything that can't be done. <<
And there in, as the Bard says, lies the rub.
@MDTechService - first off, Happy New Year! I'm in the same spot as the OP, am looking for a new computer and am definitely looking for a desktop, not a laptop.
My budget limit would be no more that $900 (U.S. dollars) and doesn't need a great deal of bells and whistles.
I don't game and, I think, the most I ask out of my current machine, is to run Audacity. Otherwise, I don't do much other then surf, watch some videos online and create a lot of documents (with Open Office) and store a lot of music and photos.
I've considered building my own (I've never done it, mind you) but not sure if it really is that easy.
With that in mind, I saw your post (and I know killerx525 has made numerous suggestions and has always been helpful to everyone here) and thought, "well, heck, maybe I should ask".
I have the luxury of time; my spiffy e-machine, while on it's last leg, it still slow but running.
So, can either one of you post some parts you think might work for me?
Do you think I should start a new post?
Any and all feedback always appreciated.
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