So far the component list looks like this:
CPU: AMD Athlon64 3500+ Venice core.
MOBO: Gigabyte GA-K8N Ultra-SLI nForce4 SLI
HD: Seagate HD 160GB 7200rpm 8mb cache Serial ATA
Video card: ATI Radeon X800XL 256mb PCI-E
Memory: 1GB OCZ DDR400 Duel channel kit 184pin CAS 2.5
Cd/DVD: Sony CRX 320EL88k DVD reader/CD-Writer
For the case I was thinking of a Foxconn diabolic case because its cheap.
and for power supply unit I was thinking of a OCZ 450 watt modstream.
If anyone has better suggestions for parts or if anything dosnt look right dont hesitate to tell me because im trying to get myself up to date on computer jargon and stuff.
I also have a couple of questions:
1. If a case is labeled ATX does that mean any mother board that is also labeled ATX will fit in it properly. By labeled ATX i mean i've seen ATX somewhere in the case name or specs same with the mobo.
2. Serial ATA means I connect the harddrive to a serial ATA port and connect the cd drive and floppy drive to the Parallel ATA port correct?(I think its called a parallel ATA socket correct me if im wrong).
3. With duel channel memory that means, I stick one stick of ram into number 1 DIMM slot, and the other into number 3 DIMM socket correct or dosnt it matter?
4. Also do I need to buy a cpu heatsink/fan or does the cpu come with those.
Im not going to overclock it.
Edited by Pocketknifesown, 26 June 2005 - 09:36 PM.