Dell Dimension 8400,P4 Processor 560(3.6GHz)w/HT & 1MB cache
1 GB DDR2 SDRAM at 533 MHZ
19 in Flat Panel Display
256 MB Nvidia GeForce 6800 GTO Graphics Card
160GB Serial ATA Hard Drive (7200 RPM)
Win XP Home
Intel Pro 1000 Integrated Nic card
DVD DL (Still have)
Want DVD w/LightScribe
SoundBlaster Audigy 2 ZS PCI w/Dolby Dig EX, 7.1 ch.THX cert
5.1 surround sound speakers
I paid 2220.85 for a system that wasn't worth a dollar. I would like to build a brand new system from the ground up that is BETTER than the crap that I had before, preferring to spend no more than $1500.
Please help me. If you had a $1500 budget to build a new computer starting with case, EXACTLY what would you put in the shopping cart? I need as many opinions/suggestions/advice as possible so I can build the best machine for my bucks.
Not a big gamer, but I do enjoy playing Half-Life and such every so often. I do ALOT of internet surfing, college work, and ALOT ALOT ALOT of video editing, movie watching, downloading, etc.
I've looked at almost every site, NewEgg, etc. Part reviews are so misleading and contradictory. Please help! Thanks!