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  1. John Dirk

    Well...I'm back to Windows for gaming...and I bought a pre-built from Best Buy!

    For me it's never really been about cost. I just like the idea of building it myself and having a good idea of what's really under the hood. It sort of forces me to think and solve problems in real time, both of which I consider good mental exercise. I figure, once I stop doing things like...
  2. John Dirk

    Well...I'm back to Windows for gaming...and I bought a pre-built from Best Buy!

    I'm not a gamer and so my needs are probably simple by those standards. For the moment anyway, HTPC builds are still pretty basic. I build my own PC's simply because I can and as @Carlo Medina stated, "I can control the parts that go into them" [to some extent]. If i can't custom build a MAC...
  3. John Dirk

    Well...I'm back to Windows for gaming...and I bought a pre-built from Best Buy!

    That's a nice looking box! I'm not a gamer but I am an ardent DIY advocate. I'm learning nowadays that in some cases it no longer makes practical sense. On the one hand, I get great satisfaction from my projects. On the other hand the time, stress and [in some cases] physical toll can be great.
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