Originally posted by MattD4
I've been long overdue for a new computer, for awhile not. Starting now, and through out this summer I want to begin building myself a computer. Over the past week, I've read nearly 50 articles regarding building computers and I have learned a substanchial amount, but not nearly enough that I feel comfortable actually digging right into the work. I've got not the will power or the money to damage expensive peices of hardware, that's why I come to you guys. The oldbies of the business/hobbie.
I do normal things with my computer, I browse the internet mainly, I listen to music and I also do school work with it. I don't play many games, but that might be an option down the road but for right now I'm not looking for a super good video card, the basics would do for that. Sound is an issue, I like loud music, so judge accordingly to that. I would like someone, to suggest what I should get for specs. in my computer anything from the case to the floppydrive. (Not that it's important anyways)
Good sources of inexpensive parts:
(I use them a lot)
You can build a decient system for $800.
A celeron II 1.1Ghz or so would be just fine for what you want to do, and well within your price range.
My recommened brands for motherboards:
(In no order)
Crucial for SDRAM
Corsair for DDR
My recommendation for hard drives:
Any questions please feel free to pm me, or post for me. I have built many systems over the years and would be glad to offer advice.