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Total N00b, need help building first PC


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mak6962

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So I decided to build my first PC and I have no clue what parts to get? I don't really game a lot, so I don't really need a gamer PC. I would mostly be using my PC for online use, music downloading and production. I do a lot of music production with FL Studio 5 and plan to hook up my new PC to my DJ turntables and do some more music production, editing, etc. with those. I have budgeted about =<$1000.

I have a case in mind though:

Case: http://www.newegg.co...watch&ATT=Cases
Processor: I thinking AMD Athlon 64 3200+
Mobo:???
Memory:???
Hard Drive: thinking 160gb+ Maxtor, WD?
Video Card:???
Drive: CD/DVD-RW, one in all drive??


I'm sure that I am missing things here.

Any help would be appreciated..please be specific with parts and specs. Like I said, I am a total noob.

Thanks in advance.
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Overclocking or no?
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You will want a good sound card then and a decent HD the maxtors are good go for the newer one maxline the cone in 250gb and 300gb sata2 flavours and the prices are reasonanble.
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Overclocking or no?

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Overclocking would be nice, if it's consistent and reliable.
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Don't cheap out on MB either. Try to get one that you can upgrade easily later if you want.
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Don't cheap out on MB either. Try to get one that you can upgrade easily later if you want.

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You mean the motherboard?
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Yes.
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Also, because of the cost factor, I would look for a used monitor for now and spend the cash inside the case. I have found monitors in second hand charity type stores for $4! And they work!
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