This will be my very first computer that i am going to be building by myself, even though i have built plenty of systems with help. I am going to use this computer mostly for gaming, programming, and web development. If you see any problems with this set up please let me know and if you have any advice i am more than happy to hear any.
ASUS A8N5X Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 ATX AMD Motherboard- 92.00 CHENMING CMUI-601AEB-W Black 1.0mm SECC Server Computer Case- 61.50 LITE-ON Black IDE CD Burner Model SOHR-5239V BK OEM- 21.99 SONY Black IDE DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1615/B2s - OEM - 20.00 Western Digital Raptor WD740GD 74GB 10,000 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive- [COLOR=Black]164.00[/COLOR] 2x CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model VS1GBKIT400- 145.00 Antec TRUEPOWERII TPII-550 ATX12V 550W Power Supply- 89.99 AMD Athlon 64 4000+ San Diego 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Processor Model ADA4000BNBOX- 334.00 BFG Tech BFGR78256GTCOD2 Geforce 7800GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card bundled with Call of Duty 2- 349.99
fine buy get this 7800gt by XFX for only $309... unless the free game with the BFG means a lot to you... otherwise get the cheaper equally fasy GPU and buy the game used on ebay for like $20 newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814150108&CMP=OTC-pr1c3watch&ATT=Video+Cards
ditch the cd burner and go with a dvd/cd combo burner
Also why 4 sticks of 512, why not go with (2) 1gig sticks
it's a little more expensive but if you ever wanted to put all 4gig's on the board you would have the space
u also forgot a super powerful powersupply... these days 600+ watts is important!!! just dont get an Ultra X-connect, they blow up too often.
do a lot of people seriously use a 600+ watt power supply?
Ive got a 500 watt one, it seems fine for my set up, 600 seems like a bit much but I guess it is up to you
Every thing looks good. Just get 2X 1GB sticks and a DVD-RW. Also I have a 600Watt and I love it. I have enough power for going SLI later on and enough power to be safe for everything else. Also don't get that Ultra X-connect as said below. They blow way to much.
I use a 520W OCZ. No split +12V rail BS.
The XFX card that someone mentioned is a joke. Core clock is up 5MHz on the reference design, but the memory clock is down by 20MHz. The eVGA 256-P2-N517-AX is the way to go: $309 shipped, 470MHz core, 1100MHz memory and and a virtually-unlimited 5-year warranty (yes, this seems to include killing your card via rank stupidity).
go with 2 1 gig sticks, instead of 4 512mb. and get a DVD-/+RW instead
Yeah, I'd go with 2x 1gb sticks as well, not only will it run faster, but you get dual-channel capability as well. Apart from Numberman's tip about the graphics card, everything looks great. Sweet system you're going to have there, I'm building a similar one sometime over Christmas.