I heard it was a good thing, that it was easier to upgrade later and that it could save me money, so I decided a while ago that I want to build my own desktop computer. I don't plan on doing this soon, since my current budget is limited to $350, and I want to be able to play modern games with decent FPS. I could probably sell my old DS games now that I have a flash cart and get a hundred or so dollars, I guess.
But either way, I want to know what is necessary to buy to make a working computer, with the Internet and crap. I don't have a monitor or a keyboard (I do have a mouse, though). It would be nice if it cost me less than, say, $500, but I know it's nearly impossible to make a "gaming" computer at that price. I can upgrade it later if I need to anyway.
I've already been recommended some parts by another guy, but Newegg makes me pay an intolerable price for shipping and handling. There's no case in the list since it was out of stock when I emailed it. It costs less than $450 without the monitor (this was the cheapest on the site). Shipping and handling, however, cost more than a hundred bucks, which I found unacceptable.
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Also, I'm in Canada. The only places I can think of right now that sell parts in here are TigerDirect and Newegg.