no offense, but it's a bad build
None taken, thats why i'm looking for advice
i can make a better one for you, but you gotta tell me how much you can spend and are you building this yourself or via a site?
I having the computer technician from my dad's company put it together because he can get me good prices on parts (eg. $12 CDRW).
Not bad at all. Though why buy a CDRW if u already have a DVDRW???
Well the CDRW was only $12 more so I thought I possibly wouldn't wear out the DVDRW then, also might allow CD to CD copying? It's not really a big price difference for me on this one so I dont think the extra CDRW is a big deal.
Additonally, i don't know how much the ATI card is but the NVidia 6600GT is extremely good. What are you going to use the PC for?
I'm getting a strong impression to nix the ATI card in favor of an NVidia one, I think i'll be doing that now. I'll be using the computer for the obvious basic uses, gaming, some basic recording (hence the sound card possible choice) and even video editing.
Yes you might want to consider an nVidia 6800GT instead of that ATI.
Does the nVidia 6800GT seem to be the best choice?
ou need a bigger and better PSU(id go for 500+watt psu), go with antec, thermaltake or OCZ.
Okay, so up the PSU to at least 500? Is that a standard high end psu wattage?
Make sure you dont get the ****ty 1GB of ram, twinmos is good if u arent overclocking.
I probably wont be overclocking, so then are saying I should make sure it is a good make of ram?
Maybe a 6800GT(leadtek or eVGA) over the 850XT.
Okay, yeah I've decided to change that vid card after the responses here so far
and Maybe a athlon 64(like a 3500+ venice core, if you do decide to go with AMD, get the DFI lan party motherboard, its awsome) over the Intel p4 depending on what you are using this computer for (AMD>Intels for gaming).
Okay so Athlon 64 at what speed?
Why on earth are you getting intel?
Out of ignorance so far but I haven't got it thus far, this is why i'm asking advice
Why the hell would you even think about ATI?
Well i'm reconsidering now
Tell me how much you are willing to spend, and I'll set you up real good. Why would you even think of AGP?
I read that AGP is faster, was I wrong? My budget is rough $3000 CAD, which is $2400 USD, keep in mind I can get parts such as the graphics card, sound card, etc a bit cheaper than some retail list prices.
Don't use a PSU that comes with a case, unless it is from Antec or Thermaltake. 350 will barely hold that system even from a good make, so it is likely to be unstable/re-start randomly.
Recommended PSU Wattage?
Also if that monitor is a TFT/plasma/LCD don't get a cheap one, as they get dead pixels and have a slow refresh rate, so you will get shosting.
It is made by LG, I could find out the specfic model number. I do think it is a decent one but i'll have to double check on that.
Okay I do have the ability to build it myself, I am somewhat computer inclined but i'm (obviously) a little out of the loop on the best choices for latest computer parts, thanks for your advice so far guys, i'm looking forward to improving my choice of system here!