I am thinking about building a desktop computer. I have helped friends build them in the past and found it to be not too difficult, but being that I am all that up on latest technology I am wondering what you would recommend.
I would not be using it for gaming, but I want something that can burn DVDís, be part of a larger network for data sharing, and GIS programs. I also would like to put a good sound card into it so I can connect it to my home theater system and play music from the internet. I would also want to include an SD card slot, and a few USB ports on the front for flash memory, and a few USB ports in the back for the wires for I pod, cell phone, PDA, and Digital Camera Cradles.
Out side hardware would include:
17 inch flat screen monitor
Photo quality printer
Wireless keyboard and mouse
What specific hardware would you recommend. I would like to stay around or less than $600 plus the cost of the monitor and accessories.
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