On November 23rd I ordered a computer from iBuyPower. Two weeks later they finally ship out the computer. A week later it finally gets to me after being shipped from CA. Computer works for like 3 days and the video card shorts (may have been the motherboard, not sure). I order a new one and they take five days to process the order, at this point I called up and cancelled it. I know it was christmas time but how hard is it to put a video card in a box and ship it? Anyways, I shipped the damn thing back and now I have to wait another week for them to inventory the parts, then another 2 weeks for the actual refund to come. Customer service is friendly but not helpful, and it generally takes 30 mins to an hour of waiting to even get to an agent.
So I'm buying the parts of Amazon. I use amazon prime, 2-day shipping is free, and I read that amazon has overnighted replacement parts that don't work for people. I'm really tired of waiting.
So I don't know what I'm doing when it comes to building a computer, I just followed a how-to article on LifeHacker (http://lifehacker.com/5828747/how-to-build-a-computer-f...). My computer is built to stream and play video games (like Dota 2 or HoN). I want to know if the build will accommodate streaming, is price effective, and most importantly if the components will work with each other. I tried really hard to answer all those questions myself so I don't waste your time here, but I would love a second opinion. Additionally, do I need cooling fans and stuff or does it come with the components? Anything else I need too, like connection wires or stuff like that?
TL;DR Ordered from iBuyPower and I'm $130 down on shipping I'll never get back and it's almost 2 months later and I still don't have a computer. YOLO I'm building it from scratch.
dude I'm tearing up right now, this computer has been the reason I've gone to work for the past 5 months and I've stressed so much about it, thanks for the help man, list looks beast and I'll be able to eat again haha