Per MDTechService, I am creating a new post to try to answer the question I posted here
Basically, I'm looking to replace my spiffy and slowly dying e-machine with another desktop, not a laptop.
I'm currently running Vista Home Basic with a blazing fast Intel Celeron and 2 gigs of RAM. Yeah, it's not too fast.
My budget is in the neighborhood of $900 U.S. dollars and I'm not asking too much of my machine. I don't do any gaming and the most I ask of my current machine is to run Audacity (I like to cut up a lot of audio). Otherwise I'm just stumbling out and about on the WWW, watching videos, posting on BC and sending a few emails.
I also store a lot of music and photos on my machine.
I do not want to move to Windows 8, my wife is running 7 and the little I've played with it, I like it.
I will also be building a website in the New Year, part of a school assignment, nothing that will be serious and/or need to have traffic, mostly just fulfilling the requirements of the class and satisfying my own interest in the basics of web building, owning your own domain and what all that means.
So when I saw MDTechService's suggestion to build rather than buy, I was intrigued.
I've always wanted to build my own and, since I have the luxury of time, I thought, "well, maybe now is the time".
So, to MDTechService and anyone else, what do you think?
Your experience with your first build?
Or, given that I'm not asking much / needing much from a desktop, should I just go ahead and buy one?
Edited by hamluis, 03 January 2013 - 02:17 PM.
Moved from Buying New to Building - Hamluis.