It's been about thirteen years since I built my last PC (Windows XP) and about six years since the last time I upgraded it. Five years ago as I was getting ready for a completely new build my employer dropped a bombshell on me that required me to relocate, so the new build was put off in favor of a factory-built laptop which I hate. Money's been a bit tight recently so I've been sucking it up and biding my time for a new build. Just want to give a shout out to Paul's Hardware ( for referring PC Part Picker, it's been a great help in creating and tweaking my upcoming build. Also to Ponchato ( for his monthly build suggestions, they really help get the brain working to figure out what exactly I want and the logic for choosing certain components.