You might have seen my other topic where I was asking about a certain harddrive to make my friend a super cheap Intel Celeron build. Well, I'm still planning on that harddrive, but I switched the plan to an Athlon 64 CPU. I just want to get a quick thumbs up on this build before I actually order. Keep in mind that I already have the CD/DVD drives, case, and RAM. This isn't a gaming rig. I want this to stay under $300. So how's this?
AMD motherboard $65
AMD Athlon 64 3000+ CPU $66
Geforce 7300GS Video card $66
400Watt PSU $28
80GB HDD $44
If you get that motherboard you have SATA 1.5 Gb/s support so I would get a sata harddrive if you went this route instead of going with the celeron build that you posted yesterday in a different thread..
Sata will speed things up alittle bit and its worth it. You can find sata 150 for the same price range aswell..http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822144425
This one was out of stock the time I posted, but its a good deal. They dont have alot to choose from on the sata 150.
Seagate has a 200gb for $69.99 but I dont particularly like seagate..
Maxtor has a 300gb for $89.99 and is the best deal out of all of those harddrives on newegg.com
Although he may not need 300gb, you need to look at the price your paying per GB. The IDE harddrive you listed is $44 okay, yeah it seems like a good deal for the money. If you look at the Maxtor which is 300GB its only double the price ($89.99) and you get almost 4 times the space.. See what im getting at, you are better off getting a larger drive because you get your moneys worth.. Also the maxtor is the Serial ATA which is faster not IDE. That IDE isnt really the best deal out there lol.
I would get the maxtor im going to post below.http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822144421
Oh and another thing, the IDE harddrive you posted only has 8mb cache, and the maxtor im talking about has 16mb cache. That maxtor drive would speed the whole computer up compared to that IDE.
You would be over your budget by $15 if you bought the maxtor 300gb but, you could always get this one when it comes back in stock...http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822144425
Edited by jrm20, 04 September 2006 - 11:04 AM.