this will be my first system i've built but i'm getting a friend to help that does it alot
<font color=red> Motherboard </font color=red>
i'm planing on going with a ddr mother board so i gusses that say amd chipset bu need to know which one of the mother boards out there in the best with the amd chipset
<font color=red> Case </font color=red>
I have no idea which case to get so some help would be very aprrecated her. I'm also think of water cooling to keep the system quite becuase it is going in a dorm room
<font color=red> CD Burnner </font color=red>
I'm thinking of the tdk or plextor which one do you thhink is better
<font color=red> DVD </font color=red>
I have no idea which is the best one out there
<font color=red> Key Board and Mouse </font color=red>
i'm thinking both cordless need recomedationds on the keybaord
the mouse is going to be the cordless optical variety.
<font color=red> Video Card </font color=red>
I want to be able to play a good game every now and then so it ha to be decent. also i would like a cable in line on a seperate card
<font color=red> Sound Card </font color=red>
OK that big of a deal to me because i can't have any thing really loud any ways since it is in a dorm room
<font color=red> Monitor </font color=red>
which on of these or other one not listed do you think is the best. i want a turely falt screen
<font color=red> Hard Drive </font color=red>
about all i know is that pretty much everybody says ibm are the best
i'm think at least 40 gig
what do you guys think
i'm going with curcial ram because i have got ram form them before
also i plan on getting a proccser at the end of july to save me some money on it
I'm Majoring in computer scince if that make a diffrence to any specs that come for this post
i have 2600 US dollars for it so what do you guys think i can get
maybe you'll better take the sis 735 like it is tested before and faster then an 760 of amd. probably from msi but that chip hasn't reashed the shops yet i think
take a case with a suplly of 400W and enough space to expand
plextor has proven himself wearthy enough of the other one i haven't seen testes
dvd just take one
i would take the cordless pakket of logitech
if you buy it now an geforce 3 or within a mond and the radeon II is out take the radeon2
soundcard doesn't do the work of the speakers but they deliver the signal and with a good one it is good with a bad you will here kracks on the background so take a sounblaster live player or something like that
monitor i don't know
maxtor rules so get a maxtor 40,9Gb 7200 rpm udma 100 with cable for that
CD-Burner: Plextor, definitely (expensive but worth it)
DVD: Umm..I have an Afreey 12x, works great. There's some others out there, but you can get the Afreey for around $50.
Keyboard and mouse: Logitech iTouch cordless keyboard and Logitech ? optical cordless mouse. I have both, they're great. You'll have to get two different receivers if you go for the optical wireless (only one out, I believe), but that's no big deal
Video card: Well, I'm an nVidia guy, but if you want the TV in, go for the ATI All-In-Wonder. It's the most versatile.
Sound Card: I'm assuming you meant that it ISN'T a big deal, so get a cheap SB PCI 512 or something similar. SoundBlaster Live! Value would be good, too.
Monitor: Go for Viewsonic. They're quite nice.
Hard drive: The IBM GXP 75 is really good, and the Maxtor DiamondMaxPlus is nice too, and a bit cheaper.
Hope that helped.
Apple? Macintosh? What are these strange words you speak?