I'm considering building a system and installing at least one distro of linux on it (possibly more than one so I can play with multiple ones without having to reformat the entire system), if I do it it'll be a linux only system.
The thing is, I've never actually built a system and I was wondering if anyone could give me a general idea of the cost of building a decent system. I'm not a gamer, so it doesn't need killer graphics or anything, but graphics better than my blasted Dell's integrated graphics chip would definitely be nice. Mainly I just use my computer for internet, office suites, and just playing with random programs I find. Also, if anyone knows of any linux specific references on building a system that would be nice too.
I've wanted to try my hand at building a system, especially a linux one, for some time now, but I don't really know anyone personally who could give me tips. Thus any help you would volunteer would be great.