- 5 months ago
Hello all, I've been using my same old raggedy PC for YEARS and I finally have the financial means to upgrade to a new system. I know the basics with most PC hardware, but I've never built one. I wanted to go with pre-built from best buy, but I had a gut feeling that it would be much better doing it myself. I have a budget of $600-ish maybe $710 if it's worth it. I looked at several part lists including on this site but I want to get the most bang for my buck, I'm hoping to hear from someone with experience in these types of things. I need the PC for basic video editing, online course work, 1080p gaming with a decent enough frame rate on high settings for most releases, but not too laggy, an easy tower based case with room for upgrades, and maybe an optical drive to install a windows 7 disk (yes, I'm too scared to upgrade to windows 10 lol). I'm not into all the flashy lights in the case, so I'm fine with a basic look. I'm just hoping everything fits snugly and doesn't overlap with the GPU and whatnot. I would appreciate all input I can get, because this 8 year old system is driving me insane, I can't wait to finally be able to run games and not wait what seems like an eternity for my browser to load. Thanks!