ok, i have picked out (most of) the parts for the rig im gonna build. i was just wondering if some of these parts have some conflicts with each other or i should avoid a certain vendor. or just some basic tips on what i should get. here are the specs. all of it im getting from newegg.com
AMD ATHLON XP 2500+ "Barton" 333 FSB PROCESSOR CPU- RETAIL
**FIC Motherboard for AMD Processors, nForce2 Model AU13 - why are those asteriks there?
KINGSTON HyperX Series 184-pin 512MB DDR333 (PC2700) 64X64 DDR RAM modules, Model# KHX2700/512
or two of these?
KINGSTON KVR333X64C25/256 256MB 32x64 PC2700 DDR RAM (better than 2100 2400)
SAPPHIRE ATI RADEON 9600 128MB 8X AGP DVI/TV RETAIL - son of a bitch...."Sorry this item / special is sold out."
how about this
POWERCOLOR ATI RADEON 9600 128MB DDR DVI+CRT+TV 8X AGP RETAIL
WD WESTERN DIGITAL "SPECIAL EDITION" 120GB 7200RPM EIDE HARD DRIVE MODEL # WD1200JB - OEM, DRIVE ONLY
ENERMAX EG365P-VE(FC). 350W Power supply (with Copper Shielding for better EMI reduction) for AMD K7 & Pentium4. Fan on/off controlled by M/B ~ Real "Sleeping Mode" support. Meet ATX 2.03 & ATX +12V 1.2 Version. Dual cooling fan design
Lite On 52x24x52 CDRW Model LTR-52246S Retail
and just a mid-tower atx case from somewhere...preferrably colorcases.com
<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Raab_Himself on 08/26/03 10:35 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
hmmm not bad.
Question: Do you plan on overclocking? If so you might want to get PC3200 ram or higher.
And dual channel is allways best
2 x 256 for a medium level system
2 x 512 for an uber system.
And PC2700 or higher is a must if you have a 333fsb CPU.
Sapphire is good. Powercolor soso.
Personally ive had a bad experience with a powercolor card. Had to RMA it.
Herculies or a plain ATI R9600 is also good.
Hard drive is good.
PSU is good. (though a 400W+ variant would be better for overclocking and future expandability).
case yeah dime a dozen. Just make sure its not some dumb fany design that sacrifices airflow for looks.
at least 2 or 3 fanholes that can breathe well.
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