Originally Posted by Paulieg
n-ster, I think he made it clear that he is not wanting you to build him a machine. You should just leave it alone. I do think however, that it is worth trying to do your own build again. The first time I built a rig about 10 years ago, I fried a motherboard. I learned from that experience, researched more, and I've never killed another component again (except for one boinked bios update). My guess is you would be fine the second time around. Just be patient and careful. You can literally save yourself 50% by building yourself. Not only that, but you don't have to deal with all of the preinstalled bloatware that comes with prebuilts. You will also learn some valuable skills that will save you money for as long as you own computers. You can do it, and there are several of us that will be here to help.
He only said he wouldn't trust me...
But you rise a good point... he should try himself, will benefit him now AND later