Originally posted by kahlos
All good except for the hard drive, maybe the windows, PSU and maybe the graphics card. I would say get Windows XP 64 edition as your processor is amazing. I my self wouldn't bother getting such a powerful dual core processor i would get a cheaper AMD 64 3500+ as dual core isn't really worth the cost yet and the AMD 64 3500 has enough power for every game and most aplications. With a little overclocking you have a perfectly good cheap processor. I would say the PSU is a little weak you should search for maybe a 500W PSU especilly if your thinking of getting a second graphics card. I would get the Antec Smartpower 2.0 500W PSU. I have one my self it saves a lot of power it is quite and it's stable. It was only $100. A bargin if you ask me. My dual card system runs perfectly with this PSU. With the hard drive get a better one. Get a SATA or SATA2 hard drive as they will be much faster and don't cost as much I would get a samsung spinpoint 250GB, 8MB cache, SATA 2 hard drive. It's fast and big and quite cheap. The graphics card's good and powerful I nice bit of kit there. I have 2 ATI X800GTO's in my system. They run a bit better than your single 7800 and they are cheaper but if you would perfer Nivida stuff then I wouldn't know what to get. I'm an ATI person myself.
If you have already got the system then don't take this as critishism it's just telling you what I think would have been better. If you haven't got it yet consider what i have said and maybe get the parts.
If your'e overclocking maybe get overclocking RAM but thats another story.
Well I do agree with you on the psu but I don't want to get ati boards and probably and won't go for SLI because it is pretty expensive and I don't feel like replacing two old cards down the road.
I don't really see whats wrong with the harddrive I think it is fine, and plus you can't beat that performance for the price. I was considering getting a raptor but is there that much of a difference for 65 bucks?
I also read on both pc world and maximumpc that this harddrive was the one to go with.
Maximum pc : "Very fast, quiet, cool, and affordable"
They gave it a 9 and said it was "kick ***"
Originally posted by Flanker
Ditch the Asus 7800GTX and go with a eVGA 7800GTX. Save $100. The Asus one is a total waste.
Why is the asus 7800 gtx crap?
Not to refer to maxmiumpc all the time but they gave it a 10
and here is the benchmarks:http://www.maximumpc.com/2005/09/asus_extreme_n7.html
Yeah and what eVga 7800 gtx were you refering to? because there is like three.