wish to build a computer for my educational use, like word typing, creating web pages, storing wedding pictures (really loads of them), want to store them on dvd, i lalso use programming languages like, visual basic, python etc to make programmes.
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ 3.0GHz
Gigabyte GA M59SLI-S4 AM2
250GB SERIAL ATA II HARD DRIVE
1024 MB RAM
LiteOn DH-18A1P-18C 18X DVDRW
Microsoft Windows XP
Can you tell me if the above specification is any good?
And also processor and motherboard compatible with each other?
firt you will need a power supply a computer isn't much good if you can't turn it on. second a case will be needed to hold it all. another gig of ram would be good for future use and won't be much more money. You will need a graphics card because that board doesn't have onboard video. so i can help pick out those if you give me a price range
Yeah, more RAM. Upgrading the hard drive to a 320gig shouldn't cost much more either.
If you're not gaming or doing huge amounst of rendering, you should get a cheaper chip. If you are rendering, you would probably be better off with a C2D, as they are having massive price reductions soon.
You will be much better off with a graphics card than integrated graphics.
If you are going to make some serious development with Visual Studio, I do recommend get another GB of ram, with 1 GB it runs fine but soon you will need more. Currently I'm using it with 512 and I can't stand it anymore!