Thanks to both of you. OK, check out the attachment.
Of course, I don't have a case in my shopping cart because Global doesn't have Antec cases, so I'll buy the one Carol provided the link for. Thank you!
A few questions, though. I want 8GB RAM. I picked the bundled PSU with the Corsair 4GB RAM--this RAM
. Then, I have Corsair 4GB RAM--this one
. So, I'll have 3 sticks of RAM, one 4GB and 2 2GB. I can't find the exact RAM that comes bundled with the PSU, to buy separately at the site. I might be completely wrong, but isn't it better to have RAM that matches exactly? Seems like I read somewhere that I should have 2 sticks of 4GB RAM, but I might be mistaken. Maybe it's all in looking forward, to upgrading to 16GB and beyond and the available slots or something or maybe it's consistency and the PC's efficiency to manage the memory. I honestly don't remember now.
Another thing to talk about is a sound card. I had Global build a PC for my brother a couple of years ago, like mine, and the IT guy at work told me he didn't think sound cards were as crucial as they were a few years ago. Keep in mind, though, that he's not a gamer. So, I ordered my brother's computer without a sound card. Sure enough, his computer is able to run some pretty new games. He's not that big of a gamer either but he has Flight Sim X and Silent Hunter IV and some other fairly dated games and they run with no problem. Is that the case, now? Do I need to bother with a sound card or is integrated sound good enough now?
(Also, as a side-note, the price is not calculating correctly. The PSU/RAM bundle is actually $54.99, if you look at the link, which is why I chose it (yeah, with a rebate). If push comes to shove, I'll just order the PSU and 2 4GB sticks all separately at whatever website will give me the best price.)
Or basically whatever you guys tell me to do because I'm willing to practically give you my bank account information and let you paint the town red unless a previously unknown uncle from some obscure village in Africa dies and leaves me his diamond mine in his will or something.
Too, I'm going to need a big fat monitor and an OS and keyboard and mouse and probably a card reader and some other minor stuff, so the price will go up an estimated $250-300. Of course, that's all not calculating the discount I'll get at Global, which won't be known until I place the order. I think I saved about an additional $116 or so on the PC I have now.
And, remember, I don't have a HDD listed because I'll RMA my failed 500GB Seagate back for a replacement to use on this new one, plus I have a 1TB and 2TB external drive and an additional 500GB drive in the PC I'm still using, so I have plenty of storage space.
Wow. Thanks again. You people have made me ponder and compare/contrast and brought my IQ up more than any college education can buy. On that thought, you should all be eligible for federal funding, IMHO.
If anyone might be interested, I'll leave you with the excitement my brother and I experienced, in the pristine forest of West Virginia, making fire by rubbing two sticks together
. That's the only worthy contribution I can think of. There's no better feeling than being able to make fire like our ancestors did (though I cheated a little, it really makes you appreciate the hardship that civilization had to endure).