This is my 1st time to this site and so far I have come across some really great information.
I am in the proces of building a new pc from the ground up. However after reading this post I am a bit worried about some of the hardware I picked out.
This is what I have picked out so far:
Processor: AMD ATHLON 64 FX57 SAN DIEGO 1GHZ FSB 1MB L2 CACHE 939 PIN
Motherboard: ASUS A8N32-SLI DELUXE
Memory: CORSAIR XMS-3500LL PRO (TW1NX2048-3500LLPRO) TWO 1 GIG CHIPS
Power supply: Not $100 sure about this yet, but might go with something like ENERMAX 600W
Still deciding on the hard dirve, but will probaly be a 10,000 rpm 74gig serial ata 2 Compatible
Monitor: DELL 24INCH FLAT PANLE DESK TOP MAX RES 1900X1200 (is a wide screen)
Case: have not picked one out yet (and recommendations are welcome
Video card:ASUS EN7800GT DUAL 512 7800GT GDDR3 EXPRESS X16 (might run two of these, have not decided)
THAT IS IT FOR NOW
But!!! now I am worried about the mother board I picked out after this post. Granted the one I picked out is a diffrent model than this one, but it is still made by same company. Should I be worried about the mother board I picked out????
Also should I be worried about the memory I picked out as well (which is very expensive memory)???
Are there better power supplies out there (have seen a few post not in favor of the Enermax power supplies)
Plus the video card I have picked out I am not %100 sure about...because some of the reviews have not been great. Should I be worried about the video card....this would be my 1st gforce video card (normaly have always used ATI).
Any feedback on this adventure would help....
Thanks again ATG
Asus are suppost to be a good company but I have never been a fan for some reason. They are a so-so company. Some of there motherboards are good and some have little problems like everyone is having.
I just stay away from that company when I look for motherboards. The abit A8N would be a better choice than the asus and its usually cheaper. Dfi are great boards but not really for beginners. Msi make good quality boards also. Gigabyte are good as well.
Certain models of boards can have little problems but then the same companies other boards could be great.
You might run across a problem with other companies also and a bios flash can fix the problem.
My opinion, stay away from asus unless you know that a certain motherboard is great by reviews or your friends.