Most builders wont need and wont want to purchase the most expensive mainboards and CPUs currently available. If I were to give the first-time builder just one piece of advice, it would be to avoid the most expensive top-of-the-line components, such as the fastest CPU, the biggest hard drive, the most expensive video card, and the RAM type that is currently newest and still being innovated.
You pay dearly for the most current components. Real world performance is usually just as good if you purchase slightly less than the fastest or newest components. And, youll save a bundle of money.
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