ok.. i want to build a new comp in march (some time away) but i wanted to have a second opinion...
Here are the specs.
CPU AMD Athlon XP 2100+ ( waiting 4 price drop of 3000+)
MB Giga-byte GA-7VAX(KT400) OR MSI KN2-L(nforce2)
Case & PSU enermax CS-3171-S3A
Graphic Card ATI AIW 8500DV*
OS Micro$oft WINDOWS XP (Pro*) OEM
CD-RW Cyndyne lighting IV (optorite (got it 4 christmas)) 48x16x48
Hard Drive Maxtor 60GB 6Y060L0 Diamond Max Plus 9 UATA133 - Bare Hard Drive
Heat sink TermalTake Volcano 9 cool mod
note: * represents things i am unsure of. i am open for suggestions, but keep in mind i am not Bill Gates.
i am willing to spend up to $50 on the dvd-rom, $70 on mem. i am also thinking of using a stand alone tv-tuner instead of ATI AIW. but graphic card + TV-tuner can't go over $200. i might not go for the winXP pro ed. b/c i dont think i need it.... oh, one more thing plz keep in mind that this is a sub $800 sys, and i am 16, i only work weekends... tell me what u think... 8)