Barebones @ tigerdirect is a very good start and a push in the direction I was looking for. When I order the OTHER parts though (the ram, the hard drive etc) they won't install it first will they? It'll come separate?
The mobo is the part I was dreading doing, so this is the worst of it out of the way. The only other thing too is that it doesn't seem to wanna let me remove the gpu and psu from the bundle. Here's what I'm looking at.
This is canadian btw, the american pricing for this was 299. I just hate that I'll be paying for a psu and gpu that I'll effectively be throwing in the trash. I'll try the cyberpower thing and see what I end up with. I have a feeling it'll be overpriced though...
I just tried building a pc on cyber, and there are a few things that I just have no idea what to select. I know nothing about hard drives and even less about mobos. All I know about are CPUs, RAM, GPUs, and PSUs, two of which I already have. There were 8 or 9 total options that I had absolutely no idea what to choose because I didn't know whether I needed them or what they do. Random things, noise reduction and things like that. I'm too new at this lol. Maybe I'll get the tigerdirect one instead and put the rest together, unless someone would like to build me a pc on cyberpower.
If that's the case, my requirements are the AMD phenom II x4 965 cpu, 4gb ram (8 if it fits into the budget), at least a 1tb hard drive. My current 300gb is nowhere near big enough and I'm always deleting stuff. Make sure there is no video card, and get the cheapest psu (it won't let me NOT get a psu, which would be the optimal choice). A nice big tower would be good with lots of ventilation and cooling, because my video card tends to overheat a lot in my crappy old inspiron 530 case (yeah I know, dell sucks, I got this years ago and have been slowly upgrading it). I'd like for it all to total under $800, which should be possible considering I'm not buying a video card or a good PSU. I don't need a monitor either. Don't forget to check off the Fall Special items for ordering a x4 cpu.
If I missed any info let me know. This is all assuming anyone is willing to build one on the site for me, which I would be appreciative of, but I don't expect anyone to actually take the time. Actually, now that I think about it, if anyone's willing to take the time to go through this with me in an instant messenger or something, I'll send you the copy of STALKER that comes free with the x4 cpu purchase as payment for your time.