Thanks! You know what I got tired of? Computers not having exactly what I want! Everytime you think you've found just what you want, there's one little detail that makes you not want to buy it so you keep having to start over. Like maybe you found a good machine but it lacks one feature that you really want. So what do you do now? Keep shopping around, right? But no matter what, you can't quite find that one machine that's just right!!!
The other problem is that they don't give you enough technical information. Like how many watts is the power supply and what brand is it? What's the timing on the memory? What headers does the motherboard have. They don't even tell you. So I got fed up and said that's it. I mean, I have little technical computer knowledge, so it's not like I'm some expert. But I wanna know what I'm gettin'! And I seem to notice that you almost always get a bottom-tier power supply with these pre-made boxes. Why is that? Can they not spare you an extra lousy 100 watts??
My last machine was an Acer which I still have. It was an okay computer, but it didn't have HDMI so I couldn't hook it up to a TV. So I looked at getting a graphics card and then read that graphics cards have power requirements. So I open up the case and guess what?? Frackin' 250 watts!! That's when I had an oh sh** moment and realized it might take a power supply upgrade to do what I was trying to do. THAT'S when I realized it was time to start saving my pennies and build my own.
No more pre-made boxes from now on. Never. (I know this sounds like just another overzealous newbie! LOL.