System Advice Needed

Hi all. Im a newbie here and im looking into building a pc so im after advice on what parts are best to get.

Ive decided to get a Athlon XP 3000+ Venice and probably an Abit AN8 ultra motherboard.
What graphics card would you recommend if my main use is video encoding / perhaps use as a media pc in the future? im on a modest budget so under a £100 would be great if at all possible.
Any advice as PSUs and any extra fans i may need in case i want to overclock at some point.
Will 2x512 GEIL RAM do the job/hold up for overclocking.

Thank you for your help in advance
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  1. My experience with Geil is that they're not reall good OCer, unless you buy ram rated at the speed you want to OC(dont expect DDR400 to run much faster!)

    If you buy a nice case, you wont need to add any fans...Do you have any in mind?

    As for video card, for video encoding you dont need anything fancy! and for a media PC you just need to find one with all the connection you might need.

    Asus P4P800DX, P4C 2.6ghz@3.25ghz, 2X512 OCZ PC4000 3-4-4-8, MSI 6800Ultra stock, 2X30gig Raid0
  2. I was just looking at something cheap and came across this: http://www.thermaltake.com/xaserCase/soprano/bws/bws.htm

    128mb PCI express video card would be enough then ? Any recommendations?
  3. I am not a big fan of TT altough their product are rather good.
    What about this cas<A HREF="http://www.directron.com/201tblk.html" target="_new">Good recommandation from many people!</A>

    For video card, sicne its a bit specific, I suggest a new thread in the video forums, some regular only stick there and they really know their stuff!

    Asus P4P800DX, P4C 2.6ghz@3.25ghz, 2X512 OCZ PC4000 3-4-4-8, MSI 6800Ultra stock, 2X30gig Raid0
  4. cheers will do.
    that case looks good- going to see if anywhere in the uk stocks it
  5. Aren't they all overpriced.
  6. there is a venice core for athlon XPs? i thought venice was only for socket 939 cpus...

    AMD A64 3200+Venice
    DFI Lanparty UT NF4 Ultra-D
    OCZ 2x512mb EL Gold VX PC3200 ram 3-3-3-8
    evga eGeforce 6800GT 256mb GDDR3 ram
    Enermax 485W PSU
    Bios 3/10
    WIndows XP SP2
    No OC
  7. Since the AN8 is a s939 board, we new he ment A64.
  8. Worthy of a quote!Even a sig!

    Asus P4P800DX, P4C 2.6ghz@3.25ghz, 2X512 OCZ PC4000 3-4-4-8, MSI 6800Ultra stock, 2X30gig Raid0
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