You either bought one or had it built. Why are you the one to find the issues? Wouldn't it be the maker's problem and not yours?
First, I apologize if this isn't the correct forum to ask questions about new builds...A while back, I was considering building my own PC, but now, having a 4 year old boy makes the time to properly research, build and trouble shoot one impossible. First I thought about a mainstream company like Dell, or HP. Then I spoke to a friend who works for Cisco who mentioned how hit and miss build quality is at these big assemblers and I was possibly better off with good local builder. Luckliy, I have one (though I don't know anything about his quality reputation). So I walked in and told him what I planned to do with it, and what my budget is.
I plan on spending around $800 for everything except for peripherials (i.e. monitor, keyboard/mouse, printer, etc.). I plan on using it for Internet, work/home photo editing, home movie rendering/editing, as well as storing photos/home movies/music. I may a few games, but I'm not a Gamer, but might get a few to play with my now 4 yr. old down the road). I want something good with displaying crisp text, photos, watching DVDs, and an occasional game. I may also want to record TV and wirelessly send video to another room He set me up with the following and wondered if this CPU/GPU/MB is a good place to start:
Asus P5QL PRO
Intel Core2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz
PNY Quadro FX570 256MB
4GB DDR2-800 Memory (no brand specified)
500GB SATA-II HD (no brand specified, may add second HD for video
Raidmax Sagitta Gaming case with 450W PS.
LG DVD 20X DVD burner
Things that weren't addressed were:
> WiFi to send video to another room. Guy said bandwidth tech. wasn't
quite there yet(?).
> TV Tuner. I guess I want one, but can I add that later?
> Expandibility of MB to add above, plus a Blue Ray drive when prices
Any thoughts appreciated!