Socket 754. AMD Athlon 64 3400 2.2Ghz.
MSI K8N Neo Platinum
Crucial 1gb 184 Pin DDR PC3200
Nvidia Geforce 256MB FX5500 8X AGP
Sound Card and Speakers
5.1 Sound Card and Speaker Bundle
Maxtor 200gb SATA 8mb Cache
Sony 16x Dual Layer DVD+-RW
Saitek Eclipse Backlit
Case and Power Supply
Zorro Case With Clear Side + 450W PSU + Case Fan
Windows XP Professional
Have visited a couple of sites getting together these parts but most are from eBay. Please can you confirm for me that everything is compatible? I want power but most of all I want the system to be reliable. Are these good reliable parts?
Anyware I could save money?
Do you think it would work well overall?
I would not play any of the latest FPS and stuff, but how good is the graphics card?
To be honest, just adding up the prices I had no idea this would already cost 600 (pounds), (nothing bought yet though) and I still need to buy a display.
I will be editing and viewing a lot of photos and only playing some moderate gaming. I'm not sure I have very much to spend on the screen now. . maybe 200? But I want a good one. . . . Should I sacrifice something elsewhere because I feel the screen is important for me.
As I posted in another forum:
I may play some games but not many, so I guess response time isn't very important to me. I will do quite a lot of digital photography and picture viewing on it so I want a high resolution. I may spend long hours at a time looking at it so I want the glare and eye strain to be low.
I think I want it 19 inches or bigger as minimum. Open to all brand suggestions, but remember I am in the UK if that makes a difference
So thanks for any advice about that too!