Okay, the reason I wanted to build a computer was that I think it would be a challenge and I never done anything like this before. The other reason is that I thought it might be cheaper than if I bought a computer with everything already installed.
Hopefully I won't get in over my head.
I would like the computer to surf the web, word documents, run financial software. I would like to digitally stream mp3s and downloaded dvds to my entertainment system from computer. I guess like a media center. I would like the computer to have the ability to burn dvds and cds, planning buying a digital camcorder so I would like the ability to download those videos fast and seamlessly to the computer. I want something that I can upgrade in the future without having to start from scratch. I would also like surround sound. I own an xbox 360, but I might be interested in gaming on the PC in the future.
So that is my list.
Is it difficult to get the components compatible and working well together when you build a computer?
Mind you, I have very limited knowledge about computers.