But I kinda want a badass PC for gaming, and the wife is not particularly crazy about the price (around about $2300+)
She suggested I build my own, but I'm kind of worried about even trying that.
I'm not very tech savvy (by that knowing the best and most affordable parts, etc), but I can put stuff together half way decent (had to take out video cards, RAM, power source, nothing fancy just the basics).
For a budget I'd say maximum $1000.
Originally Posted by Standsinfire
Me: whyumad* fixed. Seriously though, it's only because they rapin' eveerbody in here and I don't want you to be snatched out yo' windows.
Originally Posted by noepeen
If that were my dog, I'd Hulk Smash the fuck out of that raccoon.
Or I'd shit my pants.
Should you need detailed how-to video check this 3 part series from Newegg starting with: www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPIXAtNGGCw
It covers not only building itself but also fair bit of useful background info and tips.
What system were you looking at for $2300? It might help to point out where stuff is unnecessary. Building a system will save money, but you won't get a $1000 DIY system as powerful as a $2300 pre-built... However the pre-built may have silly options you don't need.