What I Need to Build a New PC
I guess this was a long time coming. My current PC appears to basically be on its last legs. Even if my friends are capable of helping me repair the current PC, the parts are all so old that, quite frankly, I may as well just buy all new parts. The fact is, I need to either get the old computer up and running ASAP or purchase something entirely new right away, or else my job doing video reviews is totally blown.
Now, quite frankly, I’m lazy, and not a genius when it comes to building PCs. I don’t want to work too hard. So, I’ve come up with a couple of options here. For starters, I could just buy a pre-built PC. I know, that sounds awful. I’m not thrilled with the idea, either. But everyone who once helped me build PCs and once lived nearby sorta isn’t that nearby anymore. That’s my lazy option. I’ve thrown a PC that I’m okay with onto my Amazon Wish List.
My second option is to follow a guide and try and get something pretty great out for fairly cheap. This seems like a likely option. I’ve settled on following this specific guide. If you don’t like it, sorry, this is what I’m sticking to because it’s clear and simple to follow. I’m not going to start mixing and matching other things on a whim.
I’ve searched for the items on this list and have listed them on my Amazon.com Wish List. Now, frankly, I may not even need every single piece. Some pieces from my old PC may still be salvageable, such as my hard drives and my disc drive. So, here’s the order of importance on each of these items:
*Monitor (Maybe, if it was the cause of some of my problems with my current PC, which I’m not certain of)
So, let’s say I get all of these things. Without the cost of a monitor, everything in that list, new directly from Amazon/Newegg, is $980.89. If we cut out, say, the optical drive and the storage, we can get rid of about $138.94. The rest I’m pretty sure I’d want new. I know for a fact that my mouse and keyboard are fine, so I’m not concerned about them. I’ll worry about the monitor last of all. Despite some issues happening before my PC puttered out, I still believe it was actually functioning.
Until I get the parts I need, I’m going to be doing some very rudimentary video reviews. Like, these things are going to be bad. Like, real bad. Of course, I’ll make sure that’s widely known. Maybe it’ll even become a running joke. But I’d rather not be doing that for terribly long. I’ll be working hard on some side projects, like daily vlogs and extra reviews (as crappy as they’re going to come out), and my MarzGurl Hates Hats wall calendar is still available (those who’ve received theirs seem very pleased with it!). That having been said, if you are able to help me get this functioning PC up and running again, I admit I will not turn down the help. My Amazon Wish List with the things I need to build this PC is right here (and listed off to the side of this blog page) and my PayPal is open for donations, both here and on the side bar with the Amazon Wish List as well. Any help you can give is greatly appreciated, and I’ll happily be personally E-mailing you if it turns out you can help.
Hoping to be back in shape fairly soon! I’ll keep you guys posted on how I’m functioning. Until then, look forward to a vlog tomorrow and a new (crappy) review on Monday.