P4 and Abit TH7 RAID motherboard
256MB ram minimum (some P4 processors ship with 128MB ram)
a pair of IBM drives is fine(nice performance boost from raid 0), DTLA or GXP
Sure you dont want to get DVD/CDROM drive as primary CDROM?
No such thing as a P3 1.3 gig. I'll assume they meant a p4 1.3 gig which I wouldn't waste my money on. If your dying for a P4 then get the 1.5 at least. The P4 1.3 gig did not benefit from the massive pricedrop like the other P4's.
At those prices at the shop you buying from your only hope is to go the AMD route. Damn!! That is Australia right? If I'm not mistaken Aussie's dollar is worth about .51 American. Even still that's expensive.
Otherwise stick with your setup, I'm sure you already planned on buying that anyway.
If you take a truth and follow it blindly, it will become a Falsehood and you a Fanatic.
Thanks for your reply, Your right sorry was meaning the p4 1.3gig.
I am not 100% convinced of this machine use to being a Intel man.
I have been told Athons are very good. and P4's are just outside my price range by a long shot, until the price drops hits Australia (Not sure if it will either with the Aussie dollar worth what it is).
So time for me to go back and do some thinking for awhile. any maybe hold off buying 1 or 2 days )
Dsutcliffe, Thanks for that one save me from making one mistake, been told that instead of the Abit KT7A I should get the Asus A7A266 or the Asus A7M266, Reading about both of them any they both sound like good boards.
I belive both of them will take the PC2100 Memory which does give a bit of a performance bost.