Hi all! Just joined and am building my first DIY for a relative. So request for tips/advice from you pros ^^
Usage: Generally surfing, movies/music, word/spreadsheet, lite gaming (low/mid end) , online conferencing with relatives overseas
Budget: under USD$500
Items carried forward from previous brand name computer: LCD, kb+mouse, speakers
Ok here goes:
I agree, DO NOT buy parts off ebay. Use newegg as a start, then check mwave, and sometimes frys and zipzoomfly, the last 2 usually have free shipping on items, usually not what I'm after,but you never know. I only use ebay if I'm working on an older machine and need parts I can't find anywhere else.
I would also suggest doing at Intel build, more future proof in IMOP.