1st Gaming Build Completed!!!
Well, after a few months of gathering components and information, I had all the components and I was ready to build. I put it all together and it didn't power on. Then, I checked the surge protrector and noticed I forgot to reset it...duh.
All right, so then the computer powered on and it's been running smooth ever since.
I wanted to thank this forum site and everyone here for all the help.
I do just have one slight problem:
My DDR400 RAM is only running at 200MHz. My system recognizes the full 1GB, but it's running at the above speed. Is that normal?
Final system specs:
Case: Antec Super LanBoy $30
Power Supply: Antec SmartPower 2.0 500W $50
Motherboard: MSI K8N Neo4-F $85
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 3200+ $162
Video Card: EVGA GeForce 6800GS PCI-E $196
Memory: 1GB (2*512MB) OCZ Value Series Dual Channel $60
Hard Drive: Hitachi 80GB 7200RPM $20
DVD Drive: Lite-On DVD-ROM $25
Operating System: Windows XP Home (of course) OEM $95
Completed 1st System:
Case...Antec Super LanBoy $30
PSU...Antec SP2.0 500W $50
Mobo...MSI K8N Neo4-F $85
CPU...Athlon 64 3200+ Venice $162
Video...EVGA GeForce 6800 GS $196
Memory...OCZ 1GB (512MB x 2) $60
Hard Drive...Hitachi 80GB $20
Gaming without lag...priceless.