I thought I was going to get the parts at PCPP and you would help me with essenbe or was I mistaken?
I am going to read this thread over now so I fully understand..
If it is true that I am getting the parts at PC Parts Picker I will begin to order as long as someone is there to help.
Last edited by maranna; 05 Feb 2016 at 08:42.
I think, what you should do, is look at the pricing on PCPP, to get an idea of what the prices currently are for each component. That way, you have a starting point. If you intend to purchase everything at Microcenter, then you have pricing for comparison. Microcenter may even price match, if you find another retailer with a lower price (for some components they will do that). But, to get everything from one store, I think, is a good idea, and is the way I did it, just in case I needed to return anything. Microcenter are competitive, and have a good return policy.
p.s. - I am sure there will be a charge if you want them to assemble your machine. But, they also have weekend classes, and if you check their schedule, they may have one coming up on how to build your own PC. In that case, you purchase your components from them, and have it all with you at the class, I think. Then you have the instructors right there with you as you build your system. It's quite a good option for you too, if you are able to do it. The classes are free.
That is a great option. The draw back is that I have to know something about what I am getting to bring to the class ad I don't think anyone will spend the time walking around gathering the parts to bring to the class. it does not hurt to inquire and I'll consider it.
Price comparison is smart shopping but usually you lose a penny then save a penny.
I mentioned in one of my posts that due to age and health it is hard to shop outside so online might be easier. Next time the boss drives around I 'll ask if we can drop into MC to ask.
Is there a charge to build with the instructor, to your knowledge?
I have found what seems reasonable. Could you please look it over and give an opinion?
The drive appears to be SSD and large enough for me. I did not see if there was another HDD.
I would like to have that clear tower even on one side if it can be arranged.
Also, what would WiFi mean to my use. I don't think my current one is and I use Ethernet. How would it benefit me for example?
Does the Win 10 OEM have restrictions as opposed to going to store and getting Win 10 pro? Original equipment manufacturer, but I don't know if it good or bad.
Bluetooth later is OK -unless it can be installed here..
Does it appear to have 64 bit and sufficient USB 3.0 slots with HDMI and DVI ports?
Memory seems to be 16 GB -ok?
I hope my Office is OK.
Sound -I have 2 Bose speakers.
Video is it integrated or one I can remove - as removable is better -right?
Monitor, mine flickers (auto adjust) and has for months. Is it ok to keep it till I can get another?
If I missed something or miscalculated please advise me - I spent hours using your builds as a reference..
Z97-A | Motherboards | ASUS USA
Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $329.99
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $34.88
Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $139.99
The 2x8GB "amount" is good. As I said above, Microcenter don't carry G. Skill, so you want to get the Corsair on the QVL list I linked above.Memory
G.Skill Sniper Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $66.99
Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $75.99
You don't "need" this - you can use the integrated graphics for now and add a separate card later, if you want.Video Card
Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card $343.99
Again, you mentioned you wanted a full tower, and this one is a mid-tower.Case
Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case $54.99
Corsair RM 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $99.99
As I said above, you should get a full retail key, not OEM system builder.Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM (64-bit)
Here is a picture of the connections on the MB you have selected: