I do not have the skills to build a computer. I have searched other companies to build a computer and www.polywell.com has the best prices for my needs. I encode video, photos, burn DVD's/CD's, play games, internet, database, watch DVD's, and use Microsoft Office software. For $2,238 I can get this set up. Any suggestion on parts/hardware I should change? If I could get someone to help me build this would I save any money? Am I missing anything else (I am buying a monitor too)?
Motherboard oly939N4-SLI2 2xPCIe16 2gLan,SATA-RAID5,1394 MB; Processor:AMD Athlon64 X2 Dual-Core 4800+ 2.4GHz,2x1M,110W; Memory: 2x DDR 400MHz 1GB PC3200 Memory Unbuf. CL2.5;
Case Upgrade:10-Bay SilverBlack Mid-Tower Case w/1394,USB 2.0; P/S Upgrade:400W ATX Power Supply, 2 Rails, 120mm Quiet Fan; HardDrive1:Seagate SATA 200G 7200RPM HD 8M Cache W/NCQ;
Floppy Drive:Black Floppy + Media Reader 7-in-1 Internal Driv;
Disk Controller n-board RAID-0 or 1 Controller;
I/O Device or Interf n-board 1394 Firewire Ports;
Network Adapter n-Board Gigabit/100/1000T Ethernet; Keyboard:Logitech Premium Desktop KB w/Cordless OptiMouse;
Audio Sound:Sound Blaster Audigy 4 SE 7.1 Sound Card (PCI); CDRW:Sony 52x32x52 CDRW + 16X DVD Combo Drive (Black);
DVD-R Rewriteable:Sony 16x DVD+/-R/RW 48x CD-R/RW Dual Layer Black;
Speaker:Creative P7800 7.1 Speaker W/Subwoofer; Graphics:Nvidia GeForce 7800GT 256M PCI-E Graphics;
Modem:56K V.92 Fax/Modem w/Voice;
Optional Support:1yr Parts Replacement in Advance
"If I could get someone to help me build this would I save any money? "
Yes, you could save money Big time!
All of the components are quite nice, but I've never heard of Polywell as a mb/Nforce maker, so am unsure of their products...)
To save yourself what could easily be several hundred dollars total, I'd knock the processor down a notch or two to an Opty 175 or an X2 4400 or 4600+...buying the absolute top speed of an X2 available is nice, but unnescessary, and the higher speed processor is marginally faster, and not in gaming, the extra 1 frame/sec is not a factor...
Unless you are a serious Audiophile junkie, you can also typcially just use the onboard 7.1 solution that comes with most NF4 boards, and ditch the SB Audigy card, which should save at least $120.