I am going to be using one of these 2.66 p4 cpus (which is even slower) and this slow set of 2x512 pc2100 DDR @ 133mhz
Blu-ray is getting axed. To leave the blu-ray upgrade open will mean upgrading cpu/ram/psu and spending a lot more on a video card and motherboard. This build should do everything else needed perfectly well though. The mobo i found has onboard graphics just to get the pc up and running on the 17" Lg crt.
So the build (as of right now) is
p4 2.66 psu socket 478
2x512mb pc2100 DDR@133 or 1x512 of unknown (DDR400 i think)
2x120gig IDE 7200rpm HDD
Cheap case/psu (fingers crossed this psu does the trick)
LG DVD Burner IDE
All cables/fans needed
Parts to purchase:
ASRock Motherboard - Product - P4I65G - Overview
Parts to upgrade in order:
PSU - Only if the one i got is pooched out or is to weak for the gpu I pick out.
Graphics card - going to keep checking online stores for a deal
Ram - going to keep checking ebay/gov auctions for deal on 2x1024 ddr400
HDDs - Replace the 120s with 500s or add some 500 externals
The only thing left bothering me is my memory. The specs on the mother board are : - Dual Channel DDR memory technology
- 2 x DDR DIMM slots
- Supports DDR400/333/266 non-ECC, un-buffered memory
- Max. capacity of system memory: 2GB
The 2x512mb i have is DDR133, i think it should work though but i am not sure. If it doesn't i have one stick of 512mb i get for free on Tuesday that i was told is DDR400. I haven't seen it yet though and the person who told me doesn't know computers at all. Well i hope this works out. Any last minute advice would be nice. I am ordering the motherboard tonight if i don't find a better deal today and starting work on this thing Tuesday.