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How Much Should I Spend?


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#1 deeds281

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 01:30 AM

Im thinking about building a computer and want to ask advice for parts but first i need a price to start from. Im mostly going to be using the computer for music and maybe some games also if thats not too expensive.

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 07:12 AM

Hi: I build AMD 64 Duo-Core Platforms. I built a 4200+ CPU w/Seagate 320GIG HD, 2GIGS Corsair 800mhz RAM, MSI Micro-Star International Mainboard. XION 450 watt PS and Case w/ green LED, I just used my old cd/dvd rom drive. The OS is your biggest Question, that you must decide. My onboard sound card is Realtek ALC 888, I use it line in to my HT, Home Theater is Insignia 500 watt. Sounds great with Foobar 2000 and ASIO4free driver. Cost $421.01 audioAl over an out.
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Posted 07 August 2008 - 10:25 AM

Well to me, I think you can get a pretty good system between $1000 - $1500 dollars.

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 12:36 PM

I dont really have a budget yet. I was wondering what the price range is on a good computer for music and games.

Ps. I would use Vista

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 12:46 PM

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 01:58 PM

$1000 to $1500 is a good price range for a home PC. Gaming with all the nice visuals on would require a higher budget, especially if you're playing recent games. As for Vista, I say go for it. Many of the earlier problems have been worked out. If you later decide you don't want Vista, you can always try Linux.

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 09:54 AM

$1000 to $1500 is a good price range for a home PC. Gaming with all the nice visuals on would require a higher budget, especially if you're playing recent games. As for Vista, I say go for it. Many of the earlier problems have been worked out. If you later decide you don't want Vista, you can always try Linux.

Great advise, I have XP and I downloaded "Hardy Heron" Linux to learn. Have a nice day!
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