So, my current computer was bought in Summer 2001. It's got Windows ME, 1.5ghz P4 (not that bad), and 128mb of some weird type of Ram. Needless to say it's not all that good. So, I'm in the market for a new computer, and was wondering if any of you oh-so-smart people knew of any websites that could build custom computers that are equal or superior to Dells etc. for the same price or a lesser price. Also, if ya'll could, I'd like some reccomendations for specs that I should be looking for in this computer. Here's what I need/don't need: I don't play games like Counter Strike, or anything else that needs great graphics, and honestly, so long as I can see things clearly, graphics don't matter to me. However, I'm big into music, so I want a high quality sound card. Also, I record music on my computer, and music recording needs *lots* of memory to preform well (though I already have the program I use). A built in CD burner is essential, but I don't need a DVD drive or a DVD burner. When using the computer, I'm generally multi-tasking alot: playing music, having many websites opened at once, having conversations with people, downloading music etc., so I need something that won't crash on me when lots of stuff's going on. I've already got a fine set of speakers and a good monitor, so I don't need new ones. What I was thinking I'd need: 2.5ghz AMD Athlon processor 512mb DDR Ram 80GB hard drive Some form of Windows XP (unless there's a relatively cheap Mac out there) Those four things are about as far as my computer knowledge goes. I don't really know how other things affect my computer and which are good/bad. So, any guidance is welcome. Also, I wouldn't like to spend more than $600 on a new computer if that's possible. Again, it's just the CPU I'm looking for, not a monitor or any other peripherals.