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originally posted by: AutomateThis1
a reply to: Wide-Eyes
That's good to know.
I haven't bought anything off of Amazon in years.
But as long as I can actually get new parts, and not an old part in a new box I guess I'll give it a shot.
originally posted by: ketsuko
originally posted by: TortoiseKweek
a reply to: AutomateThis1
I've built my own systems for over 20 years, and the 1 thing I always do with a 1st build, is go with a high end MB. You can get a lower end CPU, less gb of memory for both the MB and video card, etc. Then in a few years, if you want to upgrade, the MB has the capacity for you to upgrade those components, which usually drop in price and so you future proof yourself for about 5 years at least.
Me, I bought an Asus Sabertooth 990FX about 7 years ago, with 4 GB ram, 1 GB Nvidia GPU and a FX4100 CPU. A few years later, RAM prices dropped, I upgraded to 16 GB of Ram, then a while later got a FX8350, and then a GTX1070. As long as the MB is high end at the time and has the capacity to upgrade, it's well worth paying for that initial investment