this winter break, my plan is to build a PC. I plan on spending about 1200-1400 on it. I shall use it for the usual home/office stuff, some scientific apps, graphing and mathematica, in addition to watching movies/burning dvd's and playing the odd game or two.
I have speakers and XP and an extigy, and I want to get a 19' CRT.
I have a week to spare and I dont know if I want to build the computer which will be fun, or buy one if its too difficult.
Where should I buy my parts? I have a bestbuy/circuit city nearby, a few local computer shops... And what should I buy? I was tentatively thinking:
Whats the fastest computer I can get for 1200 then? I'd like separate dvd/cr drives among other things.
thanks in advance..