Re: New to everything
The best place to start building is to talk to a local computer store and see what they sell and reccomend. Then shop the internet for prices. You need to decide what your use is. Are you a gamer, or an applications guy. Do you want to build websites, Will you have dialup,dsl or cable. Do you want flat screen or a super high quality standard moniter. How much data will you need to store on your harddisk. Will you burn dvds or just cds. Do you want to copy cds or dvds-in which case 2 drives are easier than 1. How much printing will you do and how much quality is required?. Do you need a laser jet printer or will a $50 lexmark do. Do you want to scan images?. How important is a good sound system to you. Do you collect mp3's.
When you can answer these questions for yourself than you are better equiped to ask for advise on what products will best suit your needs.
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