Looking to do my first build. Nothing hardcore, just a box that can surf the net, edit pictures/video, and that can be expanded to use for home theater/media.
Did a lot of searching/reading.. have a massive headache and feel like I learned little.
Budget...in the $500 ballpark if possible.
What is the best route for me to take- starting from scratch or a barebones system?
What is a decent motherboard/cpu combo that I could start with?
Video editing will be very slow with a $500 configuration. Did you mean to say video watching? Also, do you have an on-line preference for purchasing parts? What currency? Do you live near a MicroCenter?
At first it will be for just doing basic editing of pictures and surfing the net...but I would like to have it expandable for editing video in the future.
No preference for buying online or brick and mortar.
Good ole American greenbacks is the currency.
Not sure about living near a microcenter...Im in Biloxi, Mississippi