Hi I am new to the forums and I just have a few questions. I work at an internet café and we are in the process of upgrading our computers. Here are some of the parts that I have in mind for about 26 computers that I need to build. My budget is $1000 for each computer.
CPU: AMD 3700+ San Diego ($235)
Mother board: I have 2 in mind; Abit KN8 ($88.99) or ASUS A8N5X ($79.99) I have read the reviews from newegg.com and both have received more positive reviews than negative.
Ram: Debating over if 2gs is really necessary. But (2x1GB) would cost around $189. Manufactures I would choose would be either Mushkin or Corsair.
Video Card: Leadtek PX7600 GT 256MB 128-bit PCI express ($179)
That adds up to about $691. Well in range of my budget, thats without hard dive, case, and power supply. The daily usage of these computers will be anywhere from a minimum of 6 hours to 12 hours.
What is the optimal power supply I should use for this setup? Keeping in mind that there would be at least 2 intake and 2 out take (exhaust) fans.
The Leadtek PX7600GT has a memory interface of 128-bit. What is the difference between 128-bit and 256-bit? Would it really be recognizable?
Is it really necessary to purchase (2x1GB) of ram?
If I were to go with this setup would it be a good idea to upgrade cpu fan?
Any suggestions are welcomed.
Thanks again for your time.