This is what i had in mind gettin. but i would rather hear
what the hardware folkes have to say about it.
Is there anything that i should change mabe the brand or something. mabe another GX card that is similar but better.
i dont know i would like some input... thanks.
MidiTower Lian Li PC-602B black Aluminium Miditower
If you will read this and other forums, you will find that most problems are caused by adding the
Soundblaster LivePlayer 5.1 Dolby Digital cards. I used to use and like SoundBlaster but after
trouble shooting hangups or blue screens, I learned their are better alternatives. Other than the noise
you will get from the ThermalTake Dragon Orb 3 A1135 7000rpm coppercore HSF, it looks like a great system.
:smile: <b>You get what you pay for...all advice here is free.</b> :smile:
You did a pretty good job of matching your components. As long as your going with a KT333 mobo, why not get PC2700 to synchronize with the memory bus speed?
The post earlier was correct in asking why you skipped a DVD player. The Pioneer 116 tray loader is only about $65 at newegg.com.
With all that RAM, get an OEM version of WinXP (Pro if your networking heavy, otherwise the Home version is fine) Since you're buying components, OEM WinXP will only cost around $140. Microsoft reworked the memory handling in XP's kernel in so it makes better use of the extra RAM than Win2K. Don't even think about Win9x since it can only address 256MB.
Great choice on the hard drive.
Look in THG archives for the CPU cooler comparisons, it will help you make a better decision on the cooling vs noise factors.
The CPU is also a good value choice.
The case is terrific but expensive.
The power supply is also a good choice although Enermax has 400W models that have power conditioning features.
I have a Soundblaster 5.1 Platinum and have had no problems, but the rest of this group is pretty adamant about choosing an alternative sound card.
Use a wrist strap, take your time and you will have a little rocket on your desktop. Enjoy.
I skipped the DvD rom cuz i have 2 allready.
its a sony i think.. dont remember. so thats why i dont need em .. but i will need a cd rom when im stealing the DvD rom from the other computer.
i got WinXP Pro so thats cool.
ill look for another cooler... been looking some . but havent found anyone i like yet.
-""The power supply is also a good choice although Enermax has 400W models that have power conditioning features. ""
dont know anything about this one.. ill look closer on it.