Need some help over here :) The following message was copied from my /r/buildapcforme post. Help is appreciated, thank you :)
Hello! It's my second time building a pc, and this time honestly I am overwhelmed due to the drastic recent price changes. Can anyone recommend me what parts I should get and whether I should get them in my local store or online? Prices at my local store seems to be inflated (or is it?)
What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.
Mid-range gaming, nothing fancy.
What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?
When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.
Probably in 1-2 months
What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)
Only the tower
Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?
If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.
NIL. Getting keyboard and mouse for free from friends :)
Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?
Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)
Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?
Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?