After everything was all said and done with this machine, I've asked myself on multiple occasions, why haven't I done this earlier? Was it money? Time? Knowledge? Well it turned out to be all 3 of these principles for me...
Piece by piece, month after month, saving that dime and giving that extra hour each week on the clock just to hopefully one day achieve that goal I've been yearning of for years. I'm going pull that trigger already, I'm going to hit 'buy now', I'm going to put this money towards something better then taking my lover out next Friday night. Unfortunitly, that happened and yes there was repercussions but that only last so long. A PC has longevity, it's an investment, treat it other wise and that could yield you poor returns.
Gaming, that's what its for, the PC of course, don't necessarily have much other uses or talents I can preform on the screen. I wanted the PC to be able to keep up with friends, so I couldn't settle for your average budget build. No, future proof it. While not every part is there, this is pretty much the minimum needed to be able to preform as a decent PC. The platform is all in place and I'm looking forward to building to what some could consider to be a monster.
Second hand? No problem! Ebay? Sure! Amazon Certified? What could go wrong?! Well fortunately nothing in my case (no pun intended) knock on wood. Mileage my vary. But seriously, talk about good deals, the best thing that a starter builder can do is reseach. Prices, values, price predictions charts and is it even compatible?