So after 6 months of "repairs" I am flipping Asus the double bird and going to build my own computer. It may in fact have blackjack and ladies of ill repute.
I'm researching what parts I'll need and would like some suggestions. I will be using it for digital art, video streaming, rendering (3D, 2D, small games, video), gaming, animating, and some coding. Might be able to scavenge parts from the Asus I have, but I don't want to restrict myself to them. The computer is an Essentio Desktop CM6870.
Despite all my rage at Asus, Fry's Electronics, and this random computer guy; I'm pretty excited to build my own computer. It doesn't seem as complicated as I feared and it's probably a good thing to know.
I have high hopes for this computer. It's name will be "Dan".