Looks like some nice components. Question though? Are you dead set at purchasing from CompUSA? A lot of us computer geeks shop Newegg.
Here is the same combo for less money: Gigabyte Mobo w/ Athlon II x2 250 Regor
The case is actually more expensive, unless you do the mail in rebate: NZXT M59
$69.99, but $49.99 after mail in rebateOCZ ModXtreme Modular PSU
$74.99, $49.99 after mail in rebate.
With the money I've saved you (approximately $30 so far if you include Mail In Rebates) I'd go with better memory and MORE memory,
like this: OCZ Gold Series 4GB (2gb x 2)
(Need 64bit Operating system to recognize over 3.5gigs of RAM or more
I used this same motherboard and the Athlon II x2 240 Regor for my parents build and I'm EXTREMELY pleased with its performance. I was rather shocked at how speedy the system is when I use it from time to time. They also use the 500 watt version of the same power supply, again, no complaints.
Could someone recommend a good video card for me for around $100? Im also going to be putting Windows 7 32 bit on.
I recommend this card: Nvidia 9600 GTX
- $134.99 or if you have to stay around $100, then this: Sapphire Radeon HD 4850
I also recommend that you go with Windows 7 64bit
. It will allow you to see all 4gb of RAM and more if you ever upgrade to more. 64bit OS's don't really experience the problems they use to or that you may have heard of in the past. I use Windows 7 64bit, not a single problem.
Edited by Ferrari, 31 January 2010 - 11:25 PM.