Hey guys, I'm a regular reader here on BC and I'm saving up for my first build. I hate pointless threads as much as the next guy but hear me out. I've been reading a lot of guides on how to build a computer and there are things that I don't see get mentioned, I also need some things dumbed out TBH because I just am not experienced. I'll proceed to ask my questions, but first I want to let you know (in a 1 to 5 scale) what use I'll give the PC:
-Internet (5): Forum browsing, facebook, downloading stuff, a lot of Youtube and a lot of Netflix.
-Data Storage (3): iPhone photographs, wallpapers, camera, downloads, memes :D I don't often store video, but I do keep lots of music because I always buy records (physical) even if all I want to hear is one song xD
-Gaming (5): I'm giving this a top priority because, even though I don't play that much on PC, I feel like part of the reason is not having a good system to play in the first place.
-CAD software (2): I'll be applying for engineering next year. I won't do much at first but I've been told later it will be a LOT of cad work.
The thing here is that I want a computer that is overbuilt for my needs. There's nothing more infuriating than a slow computer that crashes with 3 browser tabs. I want to have a computer that is adequate-good at everything and will stay up to date for a couple of years, even if it doesn't excel at something in particular.
I read a lot of guides but they never say where can I cut corners, that's not my style but if it's possible, that would be good.
I'm guessing I should look for a good case for starters, because that will be kind of permanent and won't need upgrading, so where else should I focus my attention?
I can either build a budget PC or buy components one at a time, but instead of cheaping out buying the best I can. Example: This week I buy a good RAM, next week I'll get a good motherboard and if next month I have some money maybe I can buy a nice case.
Which creates another question: Am I good on my notion that if I'm buying one part at a time, I'm better of following the order in which they'll be installed? I'm a n00b so taking my time building the PC is better, even though I've seen pros can build a PC in a couple of hours.
Last but not least. I have a computer that broke doen, like a year ago I was curious and took it apart to see the insides --sorry I'm just like that --
It's from 2009 I think but surely I can scavenge some stuff from there? Card reader, HDD, DVD and what not.
Thanks a lot guys, I'll appreciate your time and advice