hey guys here at tech forums, i just registerd here to ask if building a dual p3 would be a good first time computer to build. i know alot about computers... anyways i think i do. but i dont have alot of money to spend. i will be buying it part for part. i found online at a online auction site a matched pair of intel p3 SL4BT 933MHZ slot 1 cpu's. here are the specs,
here is what the auction reads
This Item is Tested and In Working Condition
Item guaranteed Working On Arrival
133Mhz Bus Speed
Package Type SECC2
Auction for 2 Matching CPU's
Matching Heatsinks Included
i also thought that this would be a good motherboard.
Intel OR840 Dual SLOT-1 Workstation Board
10/100 LAN, Audio, INTEL BIOS
here is what that auction reads.
Working system pull for an Intel OR840 board (was running DUAL 1GHz P3's). This is the FASTEST DUAL P3 board: An Intel OR840 high end workstation board. Based on i840 chipset, it supports Dual PIII SLOT-1 CPUs (100/133 MHz bus), AGP 4X/AGP Pro 50, 2 GB RDRAM memory capacity, built-in sound and Intel 10/100 LAN. Genuine Intel board with latest Intel BIOS (Not OEM BIOS). Originally retailed for over $350, this one still carries a price tag > $250.
This board is in excellent working condition. Bare board only (as pictured) with 90 days exchange warranty.
I figured that this would be a good place to start for a computer. the board sold for 29.99 so i know i could get one of those easy. and the cpu's are 34.99 rite now and are "buy it know" for 49.99.
Any advice you guys can give me is greatly appreciated.