I made some major purchases the last few days.
I have to confess I'm a tightwad most of the time, as I haven't bought a new PC since 1998, never had a Camcorder, and never had a DVD player until a year ago.
Well, I bought a Canon A70 digital camera last Friday (as a gift for my wife in addition to my Nikon Coolpix 4300 which was a Xmas gift) to myself, a Canon ZR70MC digital camcorder the same day, and today ordered a sweet PC.
The reason I'm buying these is cause my wife is gonna give birth to our first child in a few weeks, and I wanted the digital tools to capture and burn to DVD those special moments.
Well, the system I picked up is a custom PC from www.MonarchComputer.com
. I chose them based upon their high resellerratings.com rating (their customers rave about them). My PC is a highly customized PC. The specs:
Cases: 100605 - No PS - Lian-Li PC-60 Aluminum $112.00 $112.00
Case Fan: None
Motherboards: 110523 - Asus P4C800 Deluxe (i875 Canterwood 800/5 $192.00 $192.00
Processor: 120443 - Intel P4 478 2.8 GHz 800 FSB (Retail Box- $299.00 $299.00
Heat Sink Fan: None
Memory: 140845 - DDR (400) 3200 - 512 MB CAS-2 Corsair CMX $105.00 $105.00
Hard Drive: 150512 - IBM 120 GB 7200 $159.00 $159.00
2nd Hard Drive: None
RAID Setup: None
Floppy Drive: None
More Storage: None
Sound Card: None
Video Card: 190607 - ATI (Power Color) Radeon 7500 128MB DDR 2 $79.00 $79.00
Operating System: 210112 - Windows XP Home Edition $89.00 $89.00
Network Card: None
Add On Card: None
2nd Memory: None
Power Supply: 100934 - Enermax Whisper EG465P-VE(FC) (No Knob) 4
Total is about $1,400 with some extra accessories.
I'm adding 3 additional hard drives, a DVD Rom, a DVD+RW (special from OfficeMax this week for $150 after rebates), 2 Lite-On 52x24x52's to this sweet baby.
It's primary purpose: to capture digital video from my Canon ZR70MC and burn DVDs. Gaming is not necessary since I got an XBOX as a birthday gift.
What do you guys think?
I looked at Best Buy, CompUSA, Dell, etc -- didn't like anything they had - I didn't need any monitors, keyboards, mouses, etc. I just wanted a hardcore PC with lots of space for Optical drives and hard drives...