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Resuesting advice on buying Barebons System

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September 13, 2006 4:40:07 PM

first off if this is the wrong forum please let me know which forum I should post this in.

I'm new at building PC's I want to build a Linux box to do some testing of Eclipse under Linux. Here are the details

1. AMD Sempron 64 3400+ Palermo 2.0GHz Socket 754 Processor Model SDA3400BXBOX - Retail
2. Kingston ValueRAM 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) System Memory Model KVR400X64C3AK2/2G - Retail
3. Recertified: Western Digital Caviar RE WD3200SD 320GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM
4. Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
5. MSI MBOX K8MM-V AMD Socket 754 AMD Athlon64/Sempron VIA K8M800 Barebone - Retail


Since I'm new to this I would like some input on weather this configuration will work or not and this is one of the forums NewEgg suggested I post at for input.

Thanks in advance for your help 8)
September 13, 2006 5:08:01 PM

Those are all quality parts - but in this forum everybody is gonna tell you to spend 3x more, and get a board w/ddr2 instead of ddr1. For what I assume you want to pay, I would take a look at the oem athlon 64 3400 for $99. They (Newegg) have a combo where you can get a free Gigabyte board that is basically the same as the msi and would still be cheaper even with buying a good box and power supply. And you get a more powerful cpu, but you will have to get your own heatsink. I've built 2 pc's using that combo and both work great. But be warned you're about to get a bunch of conflicting advice! Good Luck!
September 13, 2006 5:10:41 PM

Thank you. I expected alot of conflicting advice. I have been programming computers for 25 years and it just goes with the beast :lol: 
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