I was debating building a computer over time by buying the pieces for it as I come across the money. I'm not really looking to save money. If I do, GREAT!
What I want:
- I want it to operate and turn on the first time I purchase anything on it.
- I want to be able to replace nearly every component of it as I get more savings. I get enough for a top line graphic card, out goes the old one.
Would it be better to buy everything myself and build it? Or should I buy a computer from a store and gut it over time?
What would I not be able to take out from a store computer? Is ComputerPartABlah removable and upgradeable in all computers?
I am looking at this case: Cooler Master HAF $130
Motherboards Micro - ATX / ATX / E-ATX
Expansion Slots 7
5.25" Drive Bay 5 (without the use of exposed 3.5" drive bay)
3.5" Drive Bay 5 Hidden
1 Exposed (converted from one 5.25" drive bay)
2.5" Drive Bay 4 (converted from two 3.5" drive bay)
Does this mean it holds 5 5.25" drives AND 5 3.5" drives?
Also on the motherboard, how many does it fit?
Corsair-Vengeance-1600MHz-16GB quad channel $143
Looking at something like this.
1TB Hard Drive $120
Intel Core i7-3770 Bundle 575$ bundled with motherboard
Asus 3770 Deluxe
$575 bundled with processor
Creative Sound Blaster 130$
It claims to be in the motherboard. $0.00
Windows 7: Free due to college studies $0.00
Is there anything else I would need?
I already own speakers and a monitor. Do I have to to get the sound card to get sound?
Also again, can I grab any old cheap computer and put these parts into it?