This will be my first PC build. I've been using this $600 HP laptop for the past year now and I'm afraid it's on the edge of overheating despite having this CoolerMaster (also, it's gotten pretty loud).
I want something with much more power for gaming and I also want to build a PC for fun and experience! I was hoping to stay way below $800. I would love suggestions before I buy anything.
Suddenly feeling that buyers remorse. Should I have gotten a 290 instead? Is my GPU still good? Maybe gotten a similar case for $20 cheaper? And a better mobo for future upgrades? Ugh. Cable management is way harder than it looks.
Update!!!: I lied, not finished with the build. Leaving town for a month before my ssd and cooler got here. Problems: I have a DRAM Led error. Blinks twice. Assuming ram is incompatible so I'm sending back and getting Ares 1600mhz. Also it was a * to get the gpu in.