then CPU, then graphics card then all the rest. Get a motherboard with the most universal socket possible and one that can run the most advanced CPU you can find. (You need not install the most advanced CPU you can find at this time.) Focus on upgrade ability, then speed and power; in this order. Think down the road about upgrades you might want to make as prices fall. Also focus on cooling.
Replace this computer after 6-7 years, at the most. Go from OS to OS if using Windows.
I'm going to buy and build a new computer. I'm gettng all the parts from newegg.com. I have 1000 to about 1200 dollars to spend.
I'm getting these speakers: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16836121006
and this mouse and keyboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823126180
the monitor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824116071
and a case that is under 50 $. I was hoping for some input on all the rest of the parts i need. I just want a computer that plays a lot of games and has a lot of space for editing and music. I also need a dvd burner but a cheap one that works will do. any help would be great and if you think you found some better speakers/monitor/mouse and key board for around the same price it would be great as well