Hi, I'm looking to build me a new pc and I have a few questions. I've pretty much decided whats going in it:
Abit KN8 Ultra SKT939 £70
Athlon 64 3200+ (Venice) £110
2xCrucial PC3200 512Mb £60
GeForce 6800GS 256Mb £170
Seagate Barracuda SATA 150 200Gb £65
I'll also be throwing in the optical drives fom my old system and a few other things. Now onto the questions!
1. Is this all compatible?
2. I have a largeish IDE drive which I'd like to use, will it get on ok with the SATA?
3. You may have noticed that I've missed out a case and psu. I've discovered that I need ATX 12v for my board, but which wattage should I be looking at? ATX 12v supplies seem expensive and I don't want a larger one that I need
4. I've heard that prices drop after christmas, is this true and how much of a drop are we looking at and after how much time?
5. Just general comments on my choices, is there anything I should upgrade/downgrade or have I forgotten anything. Will I need a seperate cpu fan or will the one that comes with the Athlon be ok? How are the prices on those things (all prices from ebuyer.com)
Its not so important for gaming but more for apps (3d modelling, C++ and Java developing in Eclipse etc) but it would be nice if it could perform reasonably well on games.
Sorry about all the questions, thanks in advance!