I think I have come up with my final system. Please tell me where I am going overboard and do not need to spend the money on ?. Also, please tell me if all the parts I have mentioned is compatible or not. Thanks a lot for all your help.
(a) AMD athlon 64 3400+ with 512K L2 cache version - $114/ http://www.portatech...em.asp?ID=10722
(b) AMD athlon 64 3400+ with 1 Gig L2 cache version
Hyper Transport Technology (1600 Mhz system bus) Socket 754http://www.portatech...em.asp?ID=10723
- $61/- Does this mean I do not need a video card ?.
Combos - CPU + Motherboard
(b) Combo - Asus A7N8X-E (Deluxe) Socket A DDR MB with Athlon XP 3200+ 400FSB CPU & Fan (CT)http://www.compu-ter...product350.html
(a) Hard drive 7200 rpm SATA - $73/- http://www.upgrade-s...PID=715&add=yes
160 gb Western Digital HD 7200 rpm for about 50 bucks on pricewatch
1Gig RAM http://www.tigerdire...M&CMP=KNC-GOOGL
Corsair Ram --- Could not find ?. Any web site that beats the above price ?. Please let me know. Need help here as I am not sure if it is better for 2 * 512 or 1 Gb.
Removable Media Drive - DVD+-RW
I am planning on getting a DVD ROM +- CD RW and a 16x DVD +-RW
DVD ROM +- CD RW
16x DVD +-RW
CDRW + DVD RW
16x DVD/RW = 50 bucks on pricewatch
- $70/- (Some of these include power supply - do I need another one ?.) Also, does this include
power supply and the thermal tank CPU and also the screws and stand offs. Or do I need to add that too ?.
Look into A sound blaster gamer audigy 2 card: its about 70 bucks but offers 7.1 sourround sound and comes with 5 different games (Tom Clancy Raven Shield, Tomb Raider)
Can you send me the link for this ?.
Total cost : $601/- + shipping of all the items.
Need to get an OS and also a monitor, not now though.