I am putting my first computer together from scratch. Bought the mobo, processor, and everything. Everything ought to get here next week. I hope that everything arrives okay and that it all works. I did a couple days of research and modification to make sure that I got everything I want and that it should all work together. I coughed up the money and all the parts are on their way. All I have to do now is wait.
I made the comparison that it's like waiting for a kid to be born. I'm excited, anxious, and impatient. I'm uncertain if everything is gonna turn out all right. This could be totally awesome or an expensive mistake.
I've spent a bunch of money but far less than I would have had I bought the same type of a computer from a store. Given that my roommate is leaving and taking his tv with him I got a hdtv/monitor. And given that I'm gonna lose my laptop when i move to the new postion I'm in need of a new awesome machine.
I'll still be out a laptop which sucks but maybe I can get a cheap one. maybe one of those triple e pc's.
I'm concerned the parts won't work when they get here and I'll have to work hard to get the parts I need and then find out they don't work together and am gonna have to send it back and have nothing.
I'm excited to pass this rite in computer dorkery. It's kinda suprising that I got to 30 with 12 years of tech experience and I haven't tried this already. I mean I've done similar things before but I've never bought a case, mobo, processor, power supply or similar. I've taken multiple Dells, weeded out the bad parts and put together a good computer out of the WLO. This is different. I'm on my own here.