hey guys, it's that time of year when the suns hot and the indoor PC building's good! heres my new computer i'll be ordering in the next week from newegg.com. just wondering what your guys thoughts are. any critiques and suggestions would be great! this is also my very first computer build. Thanks in advance!
-Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Everything looks good imo. but jsut a few things. Why XP? I would just go with vista home premium. Xp is a very good OS but it is getting a little long in the tooth, but if you do decide to go with vista i would recommend 4 gigs instead of 2. May want to check the compatability of that ram with your motherboard, i believe there is a list on gigabytes website. other than that everything looks good. Just be careful when you build, when you start to apply the arctic silver be sure to use only enough that stuff is very good as a thermal compound but it will conduct electricity, dont get it ony capacitors and what not.
alrighty, went to newegg and swapped my XP OS to a Vista 64-bit premium OS. also, i added another 2 gigs of ram (a total of 4 gigs, 4 sticks). just wondering now that i did that, are there any other changes to accommadate the new OS? again, comments will be greatly appreciated.