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rob_on_guitar
24-08-2006, 10:30 PM
....you have alost 2 grand for a pc.

Would that set you up a decent mix of all 3 interests? (surfer as in surfing net 3-4 hours a day)

Would you sacrifice gaming to get better music qualities?

Anyone can point me in the right direction? The reason I ask is I can surf the net looking and reading specs, but I do not really inderstand what im reading.

TIA :thumbs:

Basically need a tough PC that has to be upgradable at least and can handle a fairly decent input of live music.

Greg
24-08-2006, 11:36 PM
Elucidate?

pctek
25-08-2006, 09:19 AM
....you have alost 2 grand for a pc.

Would that set you up a decent mix of all 3 interests?

Would you sacrifice gaming to get better music qualities?

No.

No.

plod
25-08-2006, 11:13 AM
Intel imac, safe for surfing, good for music, dual boot windows for gaming and yes the cpu are upgradable, although not condoned with apple

netchicken
25-08-2006, 11:16 AM
surfer?

What are their computing needs?

Pete O'Neil
25-08-2006, 11:23 AM
Intel imac, safe for surfing, good for music, dual boot windows for gaming and yes the cpu are upgradable, although not condoned with apple
Wouldnt exactly say an iMac was good for gaming, dont those things only come with a X700?

pctek
25-08-2006, 01:32 PM
We'd need to know what bits you need - complete system or just the box? Upgrade box or the entire thing?

Budget Gaming System
Asus M2V motherboard - PCI-E, Dual Channel, Via K8T890/VT8237a, GB Lan, SATA 2, RAID, 6ch Audio
AMD 64 3200+ Socket AM2 CPU, 1Gb DDR2-533
Seagate 200Gb SATA Hard drive
ASUS 16x Dual layer DVDWriter
ASUS 7600GT 256Mb Graphics, CreativeXW555 5.1 Speakers
Thermaltake Silver Swing Case with 400w PSU
Thermaltake Silver/Blue keyboard/mouse Combo,
AOC 176S 17" LCD Monitor, Windows XP Home
Total inc GST $1,995.00

This is budget, the graphics card is very minimal for gaming.
And as you also want music - well, depends, I manage fine with onboard sound but for quality you would want a decent sound card. Perhaps with digital dolby out? They can cost up to $500.

rob_on_guitar
25-08-2006, 05:43 PM
The budget could be a down payment I guess. Max i would go is 4 grand.

Upgradable I mean I could add on hardware at a later date (musicwise, say midi or mixers).

When it comes to gaming though, thats the part i do not know about.

pctek
26-08-2006, 09:37 AM
Then something along the lines of:

Asus M2N32-SLI Deluxe Motherboard - NForce590, DualChannel, DualRaid, GigaBit Lan
AMD 64 3800+ Dual Core Socket AM2 CPU, 2Gb DDR2-667
ASUS 7900GTX 256Mb Graphics
Creative Xi-Fi Extreme Music Sound

Plus whatever other bits you want.

rob_on_guitar
26-08-2006, 08:35 PM
kick ass! :D