I'm all over that as soon as I have an income.
" Let's not forget that our very own Will Smith did a $647 budget build for Maximum PC a few months ago. "
" This isn't the wrong place at all, as far as I know. Are you building it yourself? "Probably not.
" @Jayge said:Then it's not very likely you'll be able to get anything pre-built that'll fit your needs for under a grand. Well, anything that won't be worthless by next year anyway. Is there some reason why you aren't?" This isn't the wrong place at all, as far as I know. Are you building it yourself? "Probably not. "
" @Jayge:Probably, but dollar-for-dollar he could get so much more bang for his buck that I couldn't even fathom doing that if you have the resources to go for the alternative.
That's not really so true. It'd be easy to find a solid OEM machine and drop a decent GPU in it for under a grand. It's just that dollar for dollar you'll almost always do better building yourself at any price point. "
" we'll be posting a pc build-it guide/video in the coming weeks. but the thing i always tell people is to think about their usage model. what you will use the PC for will determine how you pick out your parts, no matter what your budget is. "Oh man, that's right up my alley. I can't wait to build my next PC. So many mistakes I've made and learned from, now it's time to take matters into my own hands. Looking forward to that.