Re: Upgrading computer i got for christmas
It's probably best that you sell your computer and start from scratch if you want a nice gaming computer that will last for a while.
Definitely build it yourself if you have the time/patience. You will get higher quality
components , save a few bucks, and get to learn about the hardware/software going into
You don't have to be "qualified" or an "expert" to build your own rig. Start by watching Youtube videos about building.
First, search for AMD computer builds(least expensive and most bang for your buck). Next, i5 computer build(higher end and more expensive), and finally i7 computer build (high end and most expensive).
After that, talk to the guys here and they will happily put together a list of compatible parts for you to purchase (Newegg is used most often). We can also help along the way with your build. Almost everyone here has a custom rig for good reason. They are always better in all aspects.
Remember, there are no stupid questions. Just ask if you are confused.