Just ordered it today, should be here by Thursday (I hope).
She comes bundled with a Thermaltake 420W PSU.
Now I'm thinking of upgrading my motherboard. Any suggestions?
I have a AMD AthlonXP 2600+ CPU already and a gig of PC2700 RAM. If possible I would like to use this heatsink/fan...
The Zalman 7000A, but it difficult to find a board which will accept it.
The alternative is another Zalman product...
My primary interest right now is to build a quiet machine. In the (semi-near) future I would like to explore either a watercooling solution or a Peltier cooler, but right now I need to try to stay with air cooling.
So I would really like a board with the 4 mounting holes around the processor base so I can upgrade my cooling later. Many maufacturers seem to be dropping this feature for some reason.
I am open to suggestions and would appreciate any advice.
Target price for the mobo is $100-150 US ( preferably closer to the low end of course).
I don't really want to go nuts with the chip/board combo as the technology is changing fast. My case should be good for quite a while ( I hope) and will accept the newer generation of boards so it is easily upgradable.
The floor is open...