Kingston ValueRAM 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model KVR800D2N5
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+ Brisbane 2.1GHz
Now in addition to this I will need to get a cheapo case but I am also wondering what kind of power supply do i need. I am wondering if the processor is ok to skimp on a bit to splurge on a more powerful video card. Would love your thoughts or reccomendations. Lookinf to run this as a gaming maybe movie watching machine with Windows XP black edition.
Please also feel free to recommend a setup conducive to gaming but that is of a budget form.
I read that the 8600gt was a piece of junk and that the 8800gt was far superior to it. Why go intel instead of AMD on this and why particularly is this not designed for gaming (casual that is).
What is your budget? an Intel E2xxx (Allendale) will OC very good on a cheap <$100 P35 motherboard.
I don't know Excelstor that well. I would get more mainstream like WD, Seagate, Hitachi etc. And for power consumption so you don't have to spend so much on a nice quality PSU you could get a 3850 512MB
i personally would keep the 8800GT, but give your overall budget and what parts you have already..
I think my budget is $550 including taxes and shipping, case and everything else. I think i will be able to pilfer a dvd drive out of another system so that really isn't issue. Thanks for the response i really appreiciate it.
So do u guys think this is a good configuration then. I am planning on pluging it into my 52" 1080i plasma and gaming like that. I basically want this in lieu of an xbox 360 or ps3 although like i said I am not a hardcore gamer. Please feel free to offer an alternative configuration that would lower my price point like maybe i don't need the 8800gt card.
MOvie or gaming with an 80 Gb HDD these days, it will fill up fast! Unless you keep it well maintained. I would get a 2nd 80 hdd,, place the swap file and internet temp file folder on the 2nd hdd. Then you'll do better!
Someone reccomended the 8800 gs which is priced closer to 170. How does it compare to the 3850. Also do you guys thing the e2180 intel is fast enough to not hold up my system at low res? What Mobo would you recommend for around 70 shipped? Thanks
As far as Biostar motherboards, man those aren't junk. I've used a couple of those, I think they are great boards. Biostar and Gigabyte are my 2 favorites, but I don't think the Biostar would give you too much trouble.