looks like what i bought not long ago. i got the turtle beach santa cruz card because i like it better than the audigy. i also got the klipsch 5.1 system because... well, if you like listening to things, it's worth it.
is that actually 4gb of ram i'm seeing. jebus, i thought i was hardcore with my 1gb.
quote:Originally posted by macker Not sure if the 4 gigs would have worked. Most motherboards require you to switch to Registered/ECC memory once you go over 2 gigs.
And it may be worth getting the ATI Radeo 9700 over the GeForce. It's on average 25% than the Ti4600 and doesn't cost much more.
well, the motherboard i have listed there is claimed to be capable of taking 4 sticks of normal DDR DIMM memory, each up to one gig. no mention is made of Registered/ECC. i dunno, you could be right on that one.
as for the radeon, i'll give you the same answer i gave someone else who raised the same issue. i've never used any ATI products, and i know nVidia has a consistently good product.
revised listing (after some thought and suggestions)
Case: Antec Performance Plus 1080B w/430W power supply $150
Motherboard: ABIT AT7 $150
CPU: AMD XP2200+ 1.8Ghz 266Mhz FSB $320
Memory: DDR-512MB-266 $160
HDD: Maxtor 10 gig, and a Maxtor 100 gig. i dunno the prices, but i've been hearing bad shit about western digital.
Sound Card: Sound Blaster Audigy Platinum (black bezel, if i can get it) $190
Video Card: ATI Radeon 9700 $190
DVD-RW: definitely want one of these things, but don't know which one, and it doesn't have to be right away. <$250
DVD-ROM: TEAC 40x Reader EIDE Internal $80
Monitor: NEC/Mitsubishi AccuSync 21/20v 2.5mm 1600x1200 76hz AS120-BK CRT $210
Keyboard: Memorex Spill-Proof $10
Mouse: Logitech Optical $15
Speakers: Creative Inspire 5300 5.1 Surround $125
quote:Originally posted by SatansLeftHand i've been hearing bad shit about western digital.
I've got two western digital drives in 2 computers, (one 60gig, the older one, 15gig) and I've never had any trouble out of either. I will say though that my 15gig model is LOUD. The damn thing rattles around like skeletons fucking on a tin roof. Works though so I'm happy with it ATM.