First of all, this is my first forum post, so if it's in the wrong spot, sorry !
I decided recently I wanted to build a solid, but inexpensive workstation/gaming pc. (Also note that I'm from Canada, and the exchange rate really sucks for us lol.)
I picked up a pre-built tower with 8 gb of ddr3, a 1 tb hdd, a 550w psu, and an i7-3770s for $220.
Next I picked up a used Asus mobo (since the tower came with a little intel board without pcie x16 slots,) for $30 from a buddy of mine who runs a computer shop.
Now I think all that's left is to pick up a gpu, (I'm getting a used R7 265 for $50, I know it's a bottleneck, but it's all I need for now,) and that's is for the build.
I also snagged a refurbished 22" 1080p IPS monitor for $125.
So, mostly, this was just me introducing my build for fun, (I always like reading other people's builds,) but I'll also ask: any tips in general? I've built one PC in the past, but I'm still not super experienced. I think I can just swap mobos without worrying about reinstalling Windows, but I'm going to back everything up just in case.
Thanks, and sorry again if this is the wrong place for a post like this xD!