All right the budget is app. $700 tax included. Primary purpose: Gaming.
Parts needed are a Mobo, CPU, 1 GB Ram, Vid Card, Case.
Being used we have the keyboard, mouse, monitor, and Hard drives (HDs will be updated later.)
Requirements: SATA, Onboard LAN, Sound, AMD 64, PCI-E, SLI/"Crossfire" compatible (for later possible upgrade).
CPU - AMD 64 3400 looks likely to be the bang for the buck per benchmarks and pricewatch. However, is the 754 or the 939 on it's way out? The 3400 is a 754 supporting DDR400, correct?
Mobo - DFI Lanparty NF4 SLI? Looks to have all the requirments and sits for around $100 on Newegg last time I looked.
Mem - What performance difference is there between 1 and 2 sticks? Outside that, I've personally always bought off brand memory and have never had a problem in 6 different system builds.
Case - Going for teh cheap here... may even just upgrade power supply in current case. Waiting to here if it's regular ATX. Either way power supply and Case options on the low for a system like this?
Video - Was looking at the vanilla 6800... is this SLI capable? Better suggestions in the ~$200 range?
EDIT: Need a copy of Windows XP Pro as well.
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on Mon Aug 15, 2005 2:36 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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