6. RAM - Crucial 1GB PC4200 DDR2 533MHz Memory (2x512, because I have been told, and read that (2)512 sticks, is better than (1)1GB stick) Now I have the option for 64Meg x 72 or 64Meg x 64? What the heck is this? And which do I want?
So what else would I need to complete this build?
-1 more 80mm fan (whats a good brand for 80mm, and is quiet?)
-WinXP Home SP2
-Seagate 80GB for OS
-Seagate 250 or 320 2nd drive
-keyboard/mouse/monitor (already own)
-Dvd drives (already own)
I don't need any special video or audio cards, because the MOBO has them on it (I don't game so those basics will do)
That's all I can think of, but again this is my first attempt at a build so please, tell me if I missed something.
Considering that Conroe is right around the corner, I don't really understand buying a D940. If I wasn't going Conroe, I'd do an AMD AM2 like the 4600+. $191 for a D940 doesn't seem a bargain with all the recent price cuts. I'd avoid that PS too. Look at something like the mushkin 550 or one of the FSPs or OCZs.
Any reasons for not waiting until tommorow when Conroe is released? And, no offesnse, but at the same price it steals its lunch money, pulls a wedgie up over its head, slaps it silly and then exits with the hot slutty cheerleader. And then does the same for heat and power levels. (Thank you, Price Grabber)
It looks good, but I don't trust that CPU fan. How about this one?
CPU Heatsink: Lose it.... the Conroe won't need an aftermarket heatsink unless you're planning alot of overclocking for this chip.
Power Supply: NEVER spend less than $50-60 on a power supply... even if the wattage looks good. Just because there's a high wattage on a certain model, doesn't mean it's going to be a good, reliable unit. Go for an Antec Truepower 480W
Ok well I jsut read the revies for the mobo I thought I wanted, not so much anymore, need to update bios before pc with work, and some other problems, as a newbie, I really don't need that kind of pressure right off the bat
I would like to go with a Pent D 940, so anyone know a better mobo that will work for the processor?