This is my new system i plan on ordering. What do you guys think? Also, do you think i should make changes, such as should i get 2x 256 3500 433mhz ddr or stick with the dual El pc3200 400mhz. And any other suggestions you guys may have.
ANTEC Performance PLUS Model case w/ 430 psu, 3x 80 mm fans
Lite On 52x24x52 CDRW
Thermaltake VOLCANO 7+.
Maxtor 80GB 7200RPM Hard Drive 8MB Model ATA/133
OCZ Dual Channel Optimized DDR PC-3200 2x256mb
A7N8X Deluxe mobo
ATHLON XP 2500 "Barton" 333 FSB
FIC A97P RADEON 9700 PRO 128MB DDR 8X AGP OEM
I agree, even with the HUNDREDS of problems the A7N8X has, people still praise it. The other day my friend was complaining how his comp using the A7N8X didnt work (constant restarts). And after I told him he should have bought the mSI or Epox alternative he said 'Yeah well the A7N8X is still the best' - DUMBASS!!
Ive heard great positive feedback on the WD but I really liked the ata 133 capability of the maxtor and feedback on it as well has been very posistive so i think im going with the maxtor. I would love to get a one of those new seagates with SATA but its price is a bit out of my range.
I am going to overclock the 2500, to say 2800 speeds and maybe cautiously push it a little higher as ive heard its very possible sith this chip. This is on e of the reasons why im concerned about the 400 mhz ddr or the 433 mhz. The 400mhz is the duel EL from OCZ which is very very good and the pairs are matched, the 433 is a bit cheaper but might go a longer way towards overclocking.
Well ive thought about other nforce 2 mobos, I really like the on board sound capabilities of the asus, I heard the onboard sound doenst compare as i will be using only 1 cared in the case, thbe vid card and the rest will be on board stuff which i really like on account of increased airflow.
Ive heard great things about the Duel EL from OCZ ecspecially for duel channel. I know the corsair is great but i've heard people in posts say they've recommended the duel EL OCZ stics over the corsair xms for duel channel configs.