Like the title says, I am interested in purchasing a PC that I can use for some home recording. I do not currently own (nor have I ever) a computer or any recording gear. I've done a search and read a lot of threads here, but I'm so clueless that I'm having trouble finding the info I need. I am a hobbyist and not really looking to do any super serious recording. I would like to have programs for drum machine and multi track recording. I want to be able to create drum beats that I can jam along with and record along with my bass. I want to be able to record my bass (with descent tone) along with a separate click track and a vocal track. (possibly multiple tracks of bass and or vocals) The recordings will be for my own amusement and possibly to use as a demo that I could give to other musicians when considering new projects. I know that I'll need to purchase a PC, some soft ware, an upgraded sound card and some good speakers. (and a vocal mic, some assorted cables, maybe some other stuff?) If it is more versatile, cost effective, or otherwise desirable then I could buy a relatively inexpensive home stereo to run the sound out to - but I don't currently have this. I am thinking that at first I will use the line out on my combo amp into the PC and then look to buy a DI box later if I feel that it is necessary to get good tone. My budget - Well, I'm sure I can buy what I need but I don't want to spend more than what is necessary for what I'm doing. Any help is appreciated.