I had a 5-6 year old Dell Vostro that was starting to not do the job when it came to photo and video editing, so I needed to start looking at a new computer. Building one seemed to be the best option for me!
I use the computer mainly for general computing, surfing the internet, etc. I'm hoping that I will start playing some games, but we shall see!
I've overlocked the CPU to 4.4ghz with absolutely no problems so far. Runs really well!
I bought the monitor used on Craigslist, in absolutely perfect condition!
In the end, the complete build cost $1406, and I bought everything at Microcenter in Denver. After extensive research, I could have saved about $70 by buying it all online, but I decided to support a local store!
I freaking love the Fractal Designs R4 case. I'm going to do a customer Vector based die cut vinyl sticker on the front to give it a good custom look!