I am extremely desperate for a gaming PC, not just for gaming, but for doing productive things like hobbiest animation, video, audio and photo editing. I also really want to assemble it myself. I am 16 years old and I live in ON Canada. The problem is, I hardly have any money. I don't know how much money I can manage to save up, but surely it will be much less than $500. The operating system is already another hundred. I am literally looking at something like $250 without the OS. And as you might have guessed, I can't order online, but I can buy from the many local stores around me, probably from this store:
The cheapest from CC I could do would be a A6-3500 Triple core with integrated graphics. Not the best but it does play a few games, I built one for my roommate. Asrock Motherboard, coolmaster case, 4GB Kingston Ram, 500GB WD Blue Harddrive, $306 with tax. You can add a better video card later.
Figure out how much money you get first, lots of prices can change from now and say 3 months if it takes you long or not.
Kamen, read the post first, he's in Canada, like I am, so most newegg/amazon prices don't apply and don't ship here. CC is a decent store though and usually has some of the cheapest prices around for us anyways.
Keep this thread active because in about 2 weeks, I will know how much money I will have so keep it alive. If I don't have a viable amount money, then I will save up trinity comes out. It seems promising.