okay, this is my first time buying a new computer and i could really use some suggestions as to what would suit my needs.
i think i've pretty much decided i'm going to go with monarch, so i've been playing around with customizing a desktop there. however, i'd like to be sure that what i'm getting is a good fit both performance/price wise and i don't really have the expertise to decide on my own.
budget: i'm looking to stay under $1500.
i tend to multitask, so maybe one of the amd 64 x2 processors?
definitely not looking for a gaming pc, but i want to be able to play the sims 2 on it. so, i'll need one of the geforce video cards that'll perform fairly well and not be insanely priced.
i'll be storing a good amount of photos, mp3's, and videos.
i don't really care about the sound card, just something to get basic sound will be fine.
no dvd-rom, just a cd-rom and cd-rw will suffice.
thanks in advance. your help is greatly appreciated.
if there's anything else you guys need to know, just ask.