I'm pricing out components for a pc i'm building for a friend of mine in the near future, and I wanted to run them by everyone here. you guys really know your stuff. your comments or suggetions are greatly appreciated!!!
There are two processor options i'm giving him because price is the driving factor on this rig. this is not meant to be a gamer rig, just a speedy pc for school work etc, that can handle a decent game now and then.
Oh yeah, and the OS will be Vista Ultimate x64. He gets a wicked discount through school.
It's better to get 1 set of 4 GB (2x2GB) rather than 2 sets of 2GB giving you a config of 4x1GB. The motherboard is kinda crappy and it's a bit dated, but hey it's cheap. Make sure to check out the PNY website to be sure that it will support those two CPUs without a BIOS update. If it needs a BIOS update, then you will need to use an older CPU to get it to POST so you can flash the BIOS.