Hey everyone. As the title suggests I'm a first time builder and I am needing some suggestions on a couple of issues with my yet-to-be-bought components.
I am mainly going to be using this system for gaming. I have a friend who is very knowledgeable with computers who made a couple of suggestions when I gave him my intended order. I would appreciate any input/suggestions.
Here is what I intend to buy at the moment:
AMD Athlon 64 3500+ (Winchester Core 90 nm)
ASUS A8V Deluxe VIA K8T800 Pro Mobo
ASPIRE X-Navigator ATX Mid-Tower Case
WD Raptor 74 GB 10,000 RPM SATA HD (thats plenty enough storage for me)
ATI Radeon X800 XT
Sony Internal 16X DVD+/-RW
Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS Platinum Pro
Corsair Value Select Dual Channel DDR PC-3200 1 GB (512x2)
Now I have a couple of questions.
1. Do you suggest I go with the 90 nm Winchester core on the processor or with the 130 nm Newcastle core?
2. Is the ram I chose OK? I certainly want Dual Channel. I am thinking about getting 2 Gigs....would that make a noticable change in performance?
3. My friend suggested this mother board...
Gigabyte GA-K8NS Ultra-939 NVIDIA NForce 3 ULTRA
Which mobo would you recommend? The ASUS one I had picked out or the Gigabyte one?
If there are any other suggestions for anything please feel free to comment.
And last but not least....is everything compatible?
I apologize for such a long post, but I truely appreciate any feedback.