how does this sound for the basic guts of a PC spec for a PVR PC - which will be used for other things too such as gaming - e.g. SecondLife
Any concerns with this spec do you think? (dual core)
* AMD Athlon™ 64 3800+AM2 Processor Retail Dual Core AM2 * Gigabyte GA-M55PLUS-S3G AM2 nVIDIA C51G+430 ATX PCIEx16 DualDDRII VGA GbeLAN * DDR2 1024MB PC4200 RAM Corsair twin pack (2X512MB ) * Seagate Serial ATA NCQ 80GB 7200RPM 8mb Cache * Seagate Serial ATA NCQ 250GB 7200RPM 8mb Cache * Leadtek WinFast PX7900GT TDH 256MB DDR3 Dual DVI SLi PCI E
That looks absoloutely fine. Should run pretty well and play some games at high-res.
Oh...do you think I show relook at a motherboard that has SATAII support rather than just SATA? This one was just SATA and when looking through my shops list of HDDs most were SATAII which weren't compatible, so I couldn't select a 300GB HDD for example.
Yes you can.
SATA and SATAII are exactly the same sockets. SATAII is just a name given to the next gen SATA Drives. It will work.
I personally wouldn't get a Gigabyte. But yeah, it seems suitable.