ok 1st of all im a poor graphic design student and trying to build my 1st pc. i got a budget which is around us $400total. here are my specs.
-athlon xp 2500+ or better
-512mb ddr ram
-at least 48x cd-rw
-and motherboard which would allow me at least max 2gb+ rams and with cople of usb 2.0's. (im gonna be having a lot of other hardwares like printers and scanners +more graphics tools)
i guess not too cheap or expensive motherboard.
-and everything else can be avg.
with these specs is my budget too low? which company makes the good parts? pls direct me to websites where i can purchase cheap parts.
And can somebody take a look at this computer please? i found this company selling athlon xp 2500+ with my specs around $450. since im a newbie at computer hardware im not sure if their parts are good or what not.