Well thanks to many of you in this forum I have decided on the following parts to accomidate my new AT AIW X800 XT 256MB AGP vid card. I wanted to keep this discussion fresh and I have a few more questions to ask of you. Within the past 2 days I already feel I have a better understanding of hardware. Here is how my new comp stands at this time:
(RAIDMAX Samurai XE Black ATX Mid tower Case)
(Thermal Take PurePower W0023 560W)
(Abit Av8-3rd Eye Motherboard Socket 939)
(AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Winchester Core)
(Thermaltake Venus 12)
(Corsair Value Select (Dual Pack) 184 Pin 512MBx2 DDR PC-3200)
And there you have it. Please check out all the specs you want and add any advice as far as compatability issues physical dimensions, past experiences with components. I'm looking for a grade.
Also please note that I know the system memory isn't the greatest, but I am trying to cut down on expenses.
Also if any of you know of a decent quality over 500w power supply under or around $80 tell me. I could cut cost there.
And finally I will need a harddrive. I believe that is the last component I will need. Suggestions? SATA vs IDE? Pricing? What would you do at this stage? I need to cut costs. Probably the IDE is what I'm thinking. Links to recommended hard drives? Can't wait to hear from you all!