Last Dec. I built a similar system and am quite happy with it, but that WAS 8 months ago and I have really been out of the loop since. That being said here is the build...I would REALLY appreciate any helpful feedback...need to order this by tomorrow.
Mobo:3 choices and not sure which...Click here for the 3
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 3800+ Orleans 2000MHz HT 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Processor
Pwr Supply: FSP Group (Fortron Source) AX500-A
Vid Card: SAPPHIRE 100154SR Radeon X1800XT 256MB
Ram: G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM
HDD: Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB
& 2 other currently owned HDD's here at the house.
Optical Drives: SONY Black 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM & NEC Black 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X
Cooling: ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 64 Pro Cooling Fan with Heatsink
Speakers: Logitech X-230 32 Watts 2.1 Black Speakers
There will be NO OC'ing to this rig. The BIG questions that I have are on the Video Card (esp.) and Mobo. Anyone have any ideas or suggestions w/o throwing my budget outta whack?
I really would appreciate any/all feedback/suggestions that you knowledgeable folks here can give me. Thanks a ton!