Originally posted by Elbatrop1
The parts you chose are pretty good, but can use a little tweaking.
First off, judging by the stores you chose, you live in Canada, so Newegg is outta the question for you, so I will price things via NCIX. You can look them up to see where you can get better prices, if you want.
AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Processor S939 Venice 1.8GHZ 512K L2 Cache 90NM Retail Box $176.93
A good CPU, so that can stay.
Gigabyte GA-K8NF-9 Motherboard ATX S939 NFORCE4-4X DDR PCI-E16 2PCI-E SATA Sound GBLAN 1394 $109.83
I know you picked Asus, which is fine. I have a skt939 Gigabyte board, and therefore I have firsthand experience on their quality (which would be good). You also picked one that had onboard video, which is useless if you use a vid card.
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...cture=Kingston] Kingston ValueRAM PC3200 512MB DDR400 CL3 184PIN DIMM Memory[/url] 2X $60.63
You picked overclocking RAM. Although it may be tempting to get the expensive stuff, it doesnt enhance your computer's performance unless you start overclocking. I chose some value RAM, as it will perform the same, but is quite a bit cheaper.
Vid card is fine.
PSU is fine.
Case is fine.
Thanks a lot for your input
...I greately appreciate it.
I got the same processor for $150, that is $25 cheaper than NCIX
. I can get the 3200 (2.0 GHz) version for an extra $35...do you think it's worth it?
I got the OCZ from 003 of this forum. Those OCZs cost me about the same as the ones that you've mentioned, so I figured why not go with the overclockable ones since I have the option.
I also wanted to get the eVGA SLI ready motherboard, so I can get another 6600GT in the future. But that way, I am gonna have to spend like another $70 - $80 CDN for the motherboard and a compatible PSU.
If I wanted to get a Gigabyte motherboard, I'd have to spend an extra $20 CDN for one that is identical to the Asus one. Link
Onboard video is fine...I will just have to disable it right? That was one of the cheapest Asus motherboard (I originally intended to go for A8N-E but thats too expansive) which just happend to have onboard video
What makes this PSU better than the other one (other than being silent and chrome finish)? I do not really mind if the PSU is loud, not a factor for me.
I thought the other one would be better since it has 3 fans
Sorry I am kind of still at the pre-historic era in this. Last time I really built a computer was when a video card was mesured in megabytes. The latest game required like 2 megabytes of VGA memory, and then all of a sudden they required AGP memory....and thats when I stopped caring I think...lol.