I just bought a wireless keyboard and a wireless mouse a month ago so I wont need those. My computer is hooked up to my 37 inch tv so no need for a monitor. Basically, I need everything inside the case, including the case. I’ve been doing loads of research since my last post and discovered that the 45nm processor that you recommended is now sold out at new egg but they should be getting another shipment by 6/03. Comp USA does have some though so that shouldn’t be a problem.
I plan on building a brand new pc from scratch at the moment. I’ve been looking into parts but as of now have like 20 open tabs because the amount of parts I need is overwhelming.
I talked it over with my wife and she’d prefer that I build one as well because we are tired of having mediocre computers for the price we pay.
As of now I need a case, a motherboard, a cpu, memory, hard drive, graphics card, so basically almost everything.
So far I like the PROCESSOR though I was looking at this one:
and this cooler:
and this graphics card:
I figure I can always upgrade the graphics later because I never play games.
The motherboard you recommended has less than spectacular reviews and I don’t think I’m going to go with it as of now because I do need firewire and it has a bios problem that needs some wrinkling.
I do like the processor you recommended though tons of people have claimed problems when trying to overclock it.
I’m not worried about the dvd burner because I can get one for 40 bucks at walmart that I’ve been using in my other computer forever and I know it works flawlessly.
Let me know what you think and recommend products if you have the time so I can review them. I have limited experience in these departments but am relying most on reviews, research, and the abilties and knowledge of the members here who will help me. Thanks.
Edit: The mic is a studio akg mic and I used it on 2 other computers running XP to record my very first album. When I hooked it up to the new machine using the exact same software, it would only record in mono. I tried different mics with the same result. I did some research and discovered that many people have this problem when trying to record using vista. That’s why I didn’t want to blame vista or the audio card until I was sure. I honestly prefer XP though for many other reasons. I guess I’m just not a Vista person and all of the operating system tweaks I’m able to do with XP makes it worth while for me.