THE BOTTLE NECK ISSUE

this is my soon to have computer.

what is the bottle neck on this machine. if i can get some more money i may change somthing so there is less of a bottle neck. this is going to cost $1900 canadian. $1178 USD after shiping, but not befor tax.

MICROSTAR MS-6380 PRO2 VIA KT266A DDR SOCKET A ATA100 BOARD
AMD ATHLON XP 2000+ CPU
DDR RAM 256MB PC2100 (LIFETIME WARRANTY)
PANASONIC 1.44MB 3.5" FLOPPY DRIVE
40GB UDMA100 HARD DRIVE 7200 RPM
ON BOARD UDMA IDE CONTROLLER
ATI RADEON 8500 AGP 64MB DDR
NEC AS95F (Cash only)AccuSync 19" 1600x1200 Flat
CREATIVE LABS SOUND BLASTER AUDIGY OEM
AOPEN 52X IDE CD ROM DRIVE
ALTEC LANSING AVS500 5 PCS SPEAKER SYSTEM FOR GAMING
17" ATX MID SIZE TOWER CASE WITH 300W POWER SUPPLY
MICROSOFT INTERNET KEYBOARD
LOGITECH OPTICAL MOUSE
MICROSOFT WINDOWS 98 SECOND EDITION OEM
(winXP, ME and 98se all cost the same, what would best suit my needs? XP and ATI radion is an issue)

thaks for help.
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  1. whats the problem?

    i went to the tomshardware forums and all i got was this lousy signature.
  2. sounds fine enough for me, although i would prefer a Ti 500 rather than the 8500, it's a bit faster and you get less driver compatibility issues.
    Are u gonna put in some case fan.. hope u thought of that. and u also need a good hsf for your CPU it runs quite hot but u proabably already have that taking care of
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    sounds fine enough for me, although i would prefer a Ti 500 rather than the 8500, it's a bit faster and you get less driver compatibility issues.

    Actually, the R8500 is significantly faster than the Ti500 in many cases now, and they release driver fixes as fast or faster than nVidia. Please leave the past in the past.

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    Are u gonna put in some case fan.. hope u thought of that. and u also need a good hsf for your CPU it runs quite hot but u proabably already have that taking care of

    I don't see any fans, but if he's not overclocking anything, and he's getting the retail Athlon XP, then he's fine.

    AMD technology + Intel technology = Intel/AMD Pentathlon IV; the <b>ULTIMATE</b> PC processor
  4. really, whats the problem?

    only thing I would suggest is you get the MSI KT7 Pro2RU, for USB 2.0 as well as RAID support. you might them in future, or implement the RAID array right away using two 40 GB 7200 rpm IBM hard drives giving you 80 GB capacity and twice transfer rates in RAID mode 0!

    girish

    <font color=red>Nothing is fool-proof. Fools are Ingenious!</font color=red>
  5. what is the difference between retail and non retail? i didnt know there was more than one type of athlonXP200+.
    P.s. what dose OEM mean?
  6. I'd say look into one of the new DDR 333 Supporting MBs as they have show a signifigant improvement over 266. Also More ram would be a good thing, 512 or if you do a lot of graphics or run a lot of apps at once even more could benefit you.

    Duhhhh nobody wants to pway wiff me!
  7. Didn't Tom's review the 333 chipset and find that there was little if any improvement over the 266 ? If a 333 has all of the other features wanted, great.
    Oh, as long as it doesn't cost an arm and a leg.

    Sweating like a rancid chunk of pork
  8. Whoops, I forgot....ditch that kiddie/grandma operating system and go for XP and shove a bucket of ram in there. It's cheap.

    Sweating like a rancid chunk of pork
  9. Ram isnt cheap anymore :(

    I wish to hell I had bought more when it was. But I dont see any real bottlenecks, in spite of what some others have said. I think you will be happy with what you posted.

    Benchmarks are like sex, everybody loves doing it, everybody thinks they are good at it.
  10. would you guys go with pc 2400 or 2700 ram? there isnt much of a price diff....

    ....the birds seemed to be calling him, thought caw....
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