Re: Building a computer rig
SSD drives are great. If you put your operating system and most-used programs on there it will make your system run faster. An SSD drive is like a giant flash drive and they are noticeably faster than hard disk drives. There are no moving parts. The downside to SSD drives is if they fail you will lose your data permanently. So put your programs on the SSD and your data, photos, music, files and documents on a regular hard drive. If the hard drive fails you can still retrieve the data.
The best reason to build your own computer is because you will get a better computer. If you buy a computer at the store (even the top brands) you are getting lots of generic parts, outdated parts and junk software that will slow down your computer. If you build your own you can use only premium parts, which means your computer will be faster and more reliable -- and you will still save money because you don't have a manufacturer adding their profit on to the purchase price. Home built computers are simply better than store bought computers.
I have built quite a few computers. It is actually very easy.