Ok so this is what I'm planning on getting to build the computer. I am reading the tutorials on http://www.pcmech.com/byopc
and i'm learning a lot.
Here is what I think I will get:
1.Intel pentium 4 2.8ghz or faster 800 mhz
I was wondering if you guys thought the intel pentium 4 is nice or if I should get the Athlon processor? Although it seems like none of them are as fast. It looks like the fastest is 2.2ghz
2. x2 ddr-400 512mb pc3200
what brand of memory should I get?
3. The motherboad I think I'm going to get is the Asus p4p800 deluxe
4. For the hard drive on newegg.com they have the seagate 120 gb 7200 rpm, but they have one thats 84 dollars and one that is 96 dollars. Only difference I can see is that ones buffer is 2mb and the others is 8mb. What does this do and is it a big difference? There's also ones that are 104 dollars and one that is 150 dollars, but they show the same specs. I searched for seagate 120 gb. What is the difference between the models?
5. graphics card (not sure yet)
6. Sound blaster audigy 2
7. cd rom drives and stuff
8. Case: probably http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...133-126&depa=0
so is there anything else I need to get started?