I'm going to be building a PC here soon with a 1000$ budget on black friday/Cyber monday. Being that I've never built a PC before I'm not quite sure what parts I should be purchasing in terms of 'possible sale' and what would be a good deal. The PC I'll be building is for gaming, and will (hopefully) be put together using advise from a number of different sources (here specifically being one.)
NOw I've heard a few different tips on building a PC I wanted to see about getting confirmed. The first (and biggest) is that one of my friends told me that given my budget I could get both an SDD and HDD drive, and use the SDD as a cache drive for the HDD. Now... I honestly know very little about what that means, but he'd set it up. I was informed the SDD would last a lot longer when used in the manner + it'd put the SSD processing power in programs I use most often vs those I do not.
The second question is, what usually goes on sale this time of year? What type of deals should I look out for? This PC will be made entirely from scratch: so the case, power supply, cords, ect will all need to be purchased. If anyone has experience purchasing computer parts at this time of year... offer me some tips! I really don't want to get gipped or find out I could have gotten a much better PC for less.
Third: Should I hold off on the SDD (Is it SSD or SDD?) till later on, and just work with the HDD for now?
Fourth: Is a quad-core necessary? I've heard alot of mixed reviews about a quad-core processor and to how the extra two cores beyond a dual are not used. Is this true? Or is it more of a 'good luck finding a non-quad core'?
If there is anything else I need to know, please lemme know! I did check out the sample builds thread, but given the fact the deals would make most of those cheaper than actuality (and doesn't answer the SSD questions) I wanted to ask for a more in depth answer.
PS Edit: I'm a computer derp, I can use them, but I do not even know each separate part. I do have a couple people who build computers for a living, but they're normally busy so they won't be able to help me shop for parts. I do have all equipment needed to build a PC (Anti static mat, the big case of screwdrivers/screws/other tools, anti-static wrist band, ect.)