I'm just checkin with you guys to see if I got anything wrong. I wanna hear what you think about the new 775s and the mobo, if at all possible and if you are as kind as to share your infinite knowledge.
So here goes:
Asus P5GD1-VM Intel Socket 775 Motherboard and Intel Pentium 4 520 2.8Ghz Processor: - $290
Now, questions about this:
1. are the 775 socker mobo's good? should I avoid them?
2. is the processor good, does it overheat, does it do anything it shouldn't do?
3. wat's the deal with the integrated video? 224MB of shared or wat is it? 333MHz, is that good for core speed? (the link for the mobo is http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&sku=A455-1054
Western Digital Caviar 200GB 7200RPM 8MB buffer - $90
Should I get an S-ATA? wat are the advantages to SATA?
Ultra 512MB PC3200 - $60
Now, as far as the case goes, I want to get something than looks decent (as in for a 40year old), not very gaming-directed, if ya know wat i mean, and not antique looking either. So, if you know any good deals, plz let me know.
Now, as far as the PSU goes, I can only imagine I need something above a 350Watt or so? I want something quiet, so whatever you can come up with...
So up to now it's $440 out of the $650, the price i promised the guy. In those $210 I need a case, a good, quiet PSU, drives (prolly a CD-burner, DVD-ROM combo or sumthin), floppy, CPU fan
(about 40 bucks), and that should be it. If you have any good deals, post 'em here plz. I highly preffer TigerDirect or BestBuy/CircuitCity kind of stores because I don't have to pay shipping.
Thanks a bunch guys, and I hope I hear back from ya soon.