Sapphire ATI Radeon 9800 Pro 128MB DDR TV-Out/DVI - Retail (GX-017-SP)
Samsung SP1614N 160GB 8MB Cache - OEM (HD-009-SA)
Now I was thinking of doing some overclocking on both the video card and the CPU (if possible). What cooling systems would you recommend? (if any) Also, will I need to buy a new power supply, maybe a 400w?
Actually, could you tell me if I need to buy anything else to make this new hardware work fullstop?
Another thing I was wondering is when I reformat my hardrive, should I stick to NTFS?
If I think of anything else I will let you know. Thanks a lot guys.
Try getting the athlon 64 3000 instead. It is alot cheaper. Also A64 MB don't use dual channel ram, you don't need to pay extra $$ for dual channel kit. Unless you want to reuse that kit later. Otherwise maybe if you want to upgrade to full 3 GB later, consider getting 1 stick of 1 GB of 3200 RAM if you want.
nForce2 doesn't work with the Athlon64. The current to rated chipset for A64 is the SiS 755, but the only board I know of using it at the moment is the ECS 755-A, and I have no information on that board.
The top rated BOARD right now is the K8USA using an ALi chipset, according to test by ocworkbench.com
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The 845 chipset should support a 533fsb P4, get a 2.8 for $180 or a 3.0 for $250 and then get some DDR, Ill bet your MB supports DDR as well as sdram, maybe not though.
P4 2.8b, Radeon 9800np 380/340, Philips Acoustic Edge on Boston Acoustics B7800 4.1's, Western Digital 7200rpm 80gb SE, Antec True Power 480W<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by twc on 01/24/04 08:33 AM.</EM></FONT></P>