Ok so I'm looking to upgrade my computer, I already have:
-IDE 70 gb HD
-IDE 20 gb Slave drive
-IDE 80 gb HD
-Case w/3 fans, temp gauge etc (Everything I need for that)
-Chaintech 7.1 sound card
-450 watt Power supply
-512 mb RAM, 256 mb RAM
That's pretty much all I'm planning on keeping from what I have...Everything else is SERIOUSLY oudated including my celeron cpu and built in 16 mb video card. Now I have about 750 to spend so with tax and shipping about 700 (I can get a little more if needed...max probably $40)
Now what I plan on getting is:
-Abit X700 256mb Video card GDDR3, PCI Express
-P4 3.0 GHz HT CPU
-Kingston 256mb ValueRam
-Cyber Acoustic 5.1 Speaker System (140 watt)
-Arctic Cooling CPU Fan
-Half Life 2...Not a necessity, just didn't want to be playing 1.6 on a comp like this...seems like a waste
----Now for the motherboard I'm having a great deal of trouble pickng out the right one. It needs to be HT compatible, and I would like enough connectors for (at least) 2 IDE HDs and 2 CD-Roms. But then also a few SATAs so I can upgrade later.
And I also don't know whether I should hold off on HL2 and the speaker system for now and go all out on the DDR2 or not.
And one last question. If I get a motherboard that supports 1 IDE 100 and 2 IDE 133 w/ RAID blah blah blah...Can I use all three for IDE 100 HDs?
Thanks you for any help and please don't flame me for being a noob...because I know that's what you guys do best
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