The time has come for a desktop.
Now my needs and situation is very specific.
I am gonna try buying each piece either based on froogle.com searches or ebay deals. I have a tight budget of if i'm lucky $1150
Now I'm a gamer, but I don't have much time for games, so its not the priority here. I don't care about FPS as long as its running smooth and that means generally getting 30+ FPS. I think a geforce 6800GS would be fine for me, but I am not so into the scene these days and I'm sure people here know the best balance of price/speed.
I run lots of programs at once, and I plan on doing video/sound editing, and using CUBASE, Ableton Live, and other programs (I want to learn how to make trance and plan on using this computer for that). So I think a quality sound card with midi features or whatever for adding a keyboard to do music editing in the future is something that must be considered.
I plan on using the toshiba laptop in conjuction with the desktop when i'm on the road. So if that makes a difference
Also I'm currently in Israel, so that means I'm trying to find hardware that has world wide support in case something breaks I would rather not have to send it back to america to get a replacement. A local european/asian distribution center would be great.
I think that sums it up! I hope you guys can help I'll keep all info I find limited to this post and hopefully it will be helpful for others in the near future as well
Edited by torahtrance, 24 January 2006 - 08:49 AM.