For non-online gaming, will recycle the keyboard and mouse and pick out monitor later. Haven't built from scratch before...unsure about extra cooling devices and details. Newegg prices of course, will shop around on the big items before placing an order. Figure this saves the price of a RRA upper vs. Velocity Micro. Might also cause me to and in frustration
Antec LifeStyle SONATA II
eVGA 256-P2-N565-AX Geforce 7900GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+
OCZ 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuf
SONY Black 1.44MB 3.5" Internal Floppy
Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 ST3250823AS 250GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive
LITE-ON 16X DVD±R DVD Burner Black
Microsoft Windows XP Home Upgrade with SP2 - Retail
looks like a good system. but why the floppy drive
Thanks for the help guys, I have to admit being confused by the AMD nomenclature. Was trying to get something dual core (not sure why exactly) but if a "faster" single core is better then no problem. After trying to get up to speed on computer-specifc forums I've concluded that our tech forums are pretty damn good.
The floppy drive is just in case there are drivers that can't be installed any other way, maybe that doesn't happen any more these days. More money for ammo!
Good points on both.
I use the Sonata II almost exclusively for builds. It's that good.
Sata II/3 Gbs drives are well worth the money IMO. I also suggest going XP Pro <-- just a recommendation.