Windows XP Media Center Edition
320 GB Hard drive
3 GB RAM
Dual 512 MB nVidia GeForce 7800 FX video cards
SoundBlaster x-Fi sound card
The rest I'm not so familiar with...Back to my question.
I brought it to a local computer "expert" who deducted the problem to be the motherboard. He replaced the motherboard for a hefty $550 fee, which included about 2 hours worth of labor (for what was probably a 30 minute job). He brought the computer back, I turned it on, and voila, it "worked". Soon after I shut it off to go to work, upon my return, I turned it back on (sorta), the tower turned on, and the monitor stayed in Stand By mode. I contacted the computer guy once more, his diagnoses was that the motherboard he put in to replace the faulty motherboard was itself; faulty. He replaced it once more, and on top of that rolled back my PC WAAAAYYYY back (somehow), information I desperately needed was lost.
I recieved the computer back once again, and once again, in (pardon my French) piss poor shape. My taskbar is changing from Windows Classic to Windows XP style and back again, sometimes it even mixes the two. My internet is running at 56k speeds (literally) and I have Comcast Cable as my ISP, I ran a speed test and it says my upstream and downstream are where they should be. Windows Audio in the Services (Local) portion of my computer is constantly stopped and I have to start it again to hear sounds. My hard drive is mirrored I now have a C: and a J: ... Both of which contain the same information, difference being, the J: drive doesn't open most of the files it contains, which are just carbon copies of my C: My computer itself is running at sufficient and normal speed, but my internet is very very very slow. And the PC as a whole is just acting, well, weird.
So, I ask you, no, beg of you to help me out. I paid $3,500 for this PC so it would last me a few years without upgrades. Now, I feel like I'm using some old P.o.S. from '82, I don't even dare to run my high end games on it right now, I'm too afraid. And I bought it primarily as a gaming and sound production computer, since I am a music engineer and producer, and a huge gaming fanatic, it WAS the best of both worlds and I need to be there once again.