how is this setup? I'm a first time build very excited to build my first computer.
AMD Athlon 64 3800+
ASUS A8N-SLI Premium
eVGA Geforce 7800gt
Seagate 250GB SATA HDD
ZALMAN CNPS7000B-AlCu (heatsink for cpu)
Sony DVD ROM
LITE-ON DVD Burner (SHW-160P6S)
CORSAIR 512MB DDR 400 (PC 3200) Memory
(2 dimm sticks to make a gig)(CMX512-3200C2PT)
ARCTIC SILVER 5
Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
Aspire X-Alien Case
What do you think? I know there is no tv tuner that is because I already have an external one.
I would really appreciate any help or suggestions.
good luck, don't rush, ask if you have ANY doubts, that's what i did, i thank everyone on TG Froumz that helped. it saved me over $200 from taking it somewhere to set it up, plus i get the satisfaction of knowing that I, built it, haha, if i can do it, anyone can, trust me...
Should I get a 3700+ or 3800+, I think the 3700+ might be better as far as the L2 Cache which is 1MB versus 512kb and it costs less too . Is overclocking hard to do and will it lower the life span of the computer?
Personally I purchased the San Diego core 4000+ series. Did I miss the explanation of what you will be using this comp for? My guess is a DVR media center. My rig is predominately gaming coupling my proc with an eVGA 7800 GTX KO vid card.