Need your suggestions. Tags: Computer Shops Last response: March 22, 2002 8:07 PM in Opinions and Experiences Share rudeboy56 March 22, 2002 5:55:30 PM Ok, after weeks of researching this is what I have finally decided on getting. What do u guys think of the specs and prices. This is my first custom machine, so your opinions are really helpful. These are the prices from mwave.com. SOYO K7V DRAGON+ $139.00 MAXTOR 40.0GB DX6L040J2 ULTRA-ATA 133 7200RPM 2MB BUFFER (Bare drive) $88.00 AHANIX AUDI XP (BLACK) MID TOWER (PENTIUM 4 READY) NO POWER SUPPLY 3x5.25" 2x3.5" 3x3.5"(hidden) W/ FRONT USB PORT Detail Specs $89.00 This is the link to this cases page http://direct.mwave.com/mwave/doc2/a14246.html AMD ATHLON XP 2100+ 1.73GHZ OEM W/O COOLING FAN $275.00 LITE ON 16X-DVD/48X-CDROM INTERNAL EIDE (Black) (Bare drive w/audio cable) $59.00 TEAC 1.44MB FLOPPY DRIVE-BLACK (Bare Drive) $19.50 PLEXTOR 40X/12X/40X EIDE INTERNAL CDRW (Black) $194.27 MATROX MILLENNIUM G550 DUAL 32MB AGP 2X/4X DDR MEMORY W/TV OUT & DVI (Retail) $119.00 KINGSTON KVR266X72C25/256 256MB PC2100 266MHZ CL2.5 ECC DDR DIMM $166.16 ENERMAX PEG365P-VE(FCA) 350W (PENTIUM 4 READY) UL & FCC POWER SUPPLY FOR ATX CASES $73.00 Microsoft Windows XP Professional (DSP/OEM)*Must be Purchased w/Hardware!!* Detail Specs $142.00 And with a 79.99 assembly fee the cost comes to about $1,443.92 I have never heard of this case manufacturer but I liked the way it looked and it was one of the few black cases on mwave. Has anyone heard anything on these cases. I have heard some bad things about the Matrox card, but I really would like to have a dual head card. Any other suggestions? This is also one of the few dual head cards at mwave. Also, the WINXP is a OEM version, what exactly does that mean. Does the WinXP cd still come with it? Thanks again for everyone's help on my PC search. Rudeboy More about : suggestions FatBurger March 22, 2002 8:07:37 PM I recommend against that CPU. Get one a bit cheaper, and unless you're overclocking, get the retail version (as it comes with a heatsink). I wouldn't bother with a Matrox. 2D quality is great, but for any kind of 3D, they suck hard. I'd recommend a Radeon 8500, since you want dual head. OEM just means you won't get a pretty box, and (as it says) you have to buy it with hardware. <font color=blue>If you don't buy Windows, then the terrorists have already won!</font color=blue> - Microsoft Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedBuilding a gaming PC need Suggestions! solution Solvedneed some suggestions for power supply solution SolvedLow FPS in games (need suggestions) solution SolvedNeed suggestions for building a hi-end desktop specs solution SolvedNeed few suggestions solution SolvedNeed a new MB and Processor NEED suggestions!!! solution SolvedI need suggestions solution SolvedNeed Suggestions for mid-range CPU and motherboard solution SolvedNeed suggestions / Review my build solution Solved1st time build, need advice for quiet htpc/gaming build, on compatibility, as well as suggestions for improvement solution Solved$700 Workstation Need Help/Suggestions solution SolvedNeed games to play this summer on PC, any suggestions? solution SolvedNew Build Need Suggestions solution SolvedFirst computer build. Need good suggestions please! solution SolvedNew computer build! Some questions need answering and taking suggestions! solution SolvedNeed suggestions for a CPU Cooler for my new gaming pc solution SolvedI Need First Build Suggestions solution SolvedIn need of a new cpu cooler, looking for suggestions solution SolvedNeed suggestions on system build for photo and video editing with adobe PS & AE solution SolvedNeed help / suggestions solution More resources Read discussions in other Opinions and Experiences categories Computer Shops Support Products !