Are folks buying the individual parts and building their own rigs still?
Looking to get a power-ish PC but really don't have time to research parts and pricing like the good ol' days (last time I did this was over a decade ago for my college PC and it was a hobby).
Wondering if there are any companies that sell decent pre-built base systems and then I can buy a fitting GPU/PSU for my needs.
I used to buy refurb'd Dell desktops very close to "at cost" (of buying the individual parts) then just replaced the GPU/PSU but doesn't look like options are as good as I did this last time.
Most people today use a website such as PC Part Picker to help figure out what parts to put in a computer. For a beginner, they have build guides. Just go through the builds and find the one closest to what you want and then customize it for your own needs as you see fit.
Tom's Hardware is a great source for information too. They also have a section of builds.