I'll cut to the chase. I am 35 and looking to change careers. I have worked most of my life in retail, mostly management. Given the current economic landscape I am concerned that the long term outlook of retail is bleak. I have long considered attempting a career in IT, but never fully pursued the change. I have always had an interest in technology and computers, but only started to explore the nuts and bolts of things within the last couple of years. I have been studying to take the CompTIA A+ certification in the spring, but I see so much negativity towards it from much of the IT community. If anyone has any advice it would be appreciated. Thanks.
Hello. First time poster and builder. I am building a pc for gaming, teaching my kids to code, and partly as a media center to cut the cord. Nothing dramatically intensive. I primarily play World of Warcraft, but may play more demanding games in the future. I don't need peripherals or OS. I am posting my build below. I'm on a limited budget. I started out with a build price of $550 and talked myself into a more expensive CPU and GPU bringing the price above $700. I won't have money down the road to upgrade, so I want to get the right build right now that will last as my usage needs grow. But at the same time I want to make sure I'm getting good cost vs performance. Any suggestions appreciated. https://pcpartpicker.com/user/Gregthornberry/saved/h9gzyc