AMD Athlon 64 3700+ :not too bad a CPU, only dual core is missing but in gamers world, CPU isn't a big thing it also allows for more to be spent on the gfx card
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum :decent mobo for its price and can support many things that will last, SATA2, PCI-E etc.
2x512Mb of Corsair VAlue Select :good RAM and no use wasting money on XMS stuff when DDR2 comes out
X1900XT :this is the bit i'm unsure on. i plan to when Vista comes out, buy a Dual-Core Athlon or Opteron on M2 when prices are down, then plug this baby into it and get a cheap 6800GS or X800GTO for this machine. that way, i have good gfx now and for the new PC, i have a decent PC and a hard core one as well. one thing that makes me unsure is, will the 3700+ run Vista well.
otherwise a X800GTO now is good
250Gb SATA2 Seagate, it makes no senseto spend a lot now as bigger HDs will come out .
Case and PSU of choice
what do you guys think, i'm really unsure if i get a DX9 card, it will be obselete when DX10 arrives or will it still last. and as for the CPU, is the 3700+ ok for Vista or not. really confused but i think this machine could stand, for buget users the X800GTO is good enough. unsure and any suggestions will be welcome. i plan to leave the proposed machine to dad then buy new RAM, DDR2, CPU for me(bit selfesh but hey...) and stick in the X1900XT. and what about new gfx cards from nVidia and ATI, no news on then. Will the X1900XT be old by the time Vista has settled and so i've wasted more money? sooooooooooooooo unsure
Edited by Hammm, 15 March 2006 - 01:17 AM.