Building A Computer... Need help


Solid State Member
Right now I am having some problems with deciding what else I should have in my computer. Here is what I have so far:

Processor - AMD Athlon 64 3400+ Processor
Motherboard - Asus A8V Deluxe VIA Socket 939 ATX Motherboard
Hard Drive - Barracuda 160GB, 7200RPM, Internal ATA/100 Hard Drive
Heatsink/Fan - Masscool Socket 754/939 CPU Cooling Fan
DVD Burner - Aopen 16X Double Layer DVD+/- RW
Monitor - Sceptre 9B 19-Inch TFT (Flat Screen LCD)
Power Supply - Soyo 350-watt power supply
Mouse - Generic
Keyboard - Generic
Speakers - Generic

Memory -
Is a 1024MB PC2100 266Mhz DDR high density 184 pin, Non ECC, Non REGISTERED, double sided DIMM compatible with the motherboard I have? If so, I'm going to get 2 of them.

Video Card -
APOLLO BLOODY MONSTER GEFORCE FX5200 256MB DDR AGP. But I dont' know if this is that great of a video card, although the price I'm looking at is nice for it.

Sound Card -
No clue. Looking for a good deal, but also a little higher end for gaming, doesn't need to be the best out there though.

If I missed anything please tell me. And if you have any suggestions please post them. I also am wondering if $1600 would be a good price for all of this. I am into gaming, but I don't want to spend too much. Thanks


Daemon Poster
Get a better video card, wat r u lookin to spend on video card?? that one is shite , sorry but it is!!


Fully Optimized
Get a Nforce 4 board and get a 6200 or 6600 It will give you a ton more performace for a few extra dollars.


Solid State Member
Oh, sorry... Forgot to mention i already have a case for it. Just a plain case nothing spectacular. I am also looking for a video card under $200. Thanks for the suggestions. Any suggestions on a sound card?