A few days ago, after 8 years of loyal service, Papa Charlie’s memory started faltering and he just up and turned blue.
My power supply and GPU are still good so I’d rather buy a custom computer that doesn’t have them. I guess I could stand to buy another PSU but my GTX 970 is plenty enough for what I play.
My problem right now is that the custom building sites I’ve seen either make getting a GPU mandatory or presume that if you don’t want a discrete GPU, you want a low end CPU like an i3.
Many sites are more interested in getting you to pimp out your PC than in offering information about the quality of the components you can choose.
So, are there custom building sites that allow you to get mid-high end components along with no GPU?
Any sites you’d recommend generally? Does Alienware have a good twin?
The alternative is to just do it myself. I guess I could do that too although I’m apprehensive about the prospect of installing the CPU on the motherboard and then the paste and cooler. I will gladly pay $50 for someone else to do the assembly.
Any tips on actually building your own PC, especially the assembly phase?