hello, this is my first post as well as my first build in about 6 years so I pretty much have no idea what to look for or what i'm doing. My powermac just broke down and i don't have $1500 laying around to buy one so i'm just gonna build a pc, hopefully. Anyways, i was going to go to a website like cyberpowerpc.com but i heard too many bad things and most people just say to build your own so here I am. Here goes.
I have a copy of windows xp which I'll be using. Besides that, do I need anything else besides whats on my list? Thanks.
This build costs about $550 including tax. any input/ideas would be greatly appreciated. I'm a total noob with computer builds and this is my first one in a long time, I'd really appreciate the help. I definitely want to keep it under $600 including tax. I'm going to be mainly using it as a graphic workstation and for gaming. Also, I was wondering if i should go for a cheap case and a decent PSU. I read the reviews and heard mixed things about the psu. I read so many good things about the Smilidon case and especially that its noob friendly which was the main selling point for me. THANKS!