$224 - Antec Signature Series 850W PSU ( SG-850 )
[bump to 950?]
$206 - PIONEER BDR-203BK BDR-203 8x Blu-ray Drive (Double-layer) BD-R/RE 8x 2x 8x (BD) 16x 8x 16x (DVD) 32x 24x 40x (CD) Serial ATA Internal Black OEM
$87 - WD Caviar Black 1 TB Internal hard drive - 300 MBps - 7200 rpm
$128 - Zalman Tech GS1000SE Full Tower Enclosure
Current Total ~ $1,553
Now I do have one additional issue - I'm still looking for a good soundcard around $200. I record mainly acoustic guitar but would like to be able to record anything from trumpets to inputing electric guitar amps, etc. Any suggestions?
I'd like to keep the price close to what it is, so any recommendations on downgrading some components to be able to fit the soundcard in there is appreciated as well.
Oh and by the way, the reviews on those sites are awful. Most of them are one-liners while I'm always concerned that the good ones are fake posts. Anyways, I heard there was a difference between PCI-E soundcards versus external adapters of some sort? Anyone shed light on this?
I'm now also considering a relatively cheap soundcard as my 'entry' into more evolved music production and perhaps i'll get a more expensive card later.