I am going to move on from my P4 1.5g and build my first PC.
Like most builders I want to do it on the cheap, but I obviously want a better faster PC not just some thing that I built and I will barley be able to notice the performance difference.
I am taking my slave 80 gig 7200rpm HD and will be converting that to the new master drive.
I will also using my new FX 5600 vid card, and for the time being stealing my CD drive as well. So some of the pricey components I will not need to get.
This is what I am thinking of. I would still need to get memory but I don't know exactly what type this board can run right now, so I don't want to try to price it. I figure 50-100 US dollars will take care of the memory, but I will worry about that later.
It's basically a P4 2.6 C, running on a ABIT IS7-E, and a decent looking case.
I plan on over clocking it to about 3.0
Am I forgeting anything?
How much would a comparable AMD set up cost?
Cases (Computer Cases, ATX Form)
Aspire (Turbo Case) X-Dreamer Silver ATX Mid-Tower Case w/ 350W Power Supply, Model ATXB3KL-AL/350W
Form Factor: Standard ATX
Drive Bays: External 4 x 5.25" - 2 x 3.5" Internal 4 x 3.5"
Expansion Slots: 7
USB/IO: 2x USB 2.0 + Audio/Mic
Case Fans: 2 x 80mm (see pics)
Power Supply: 350W
Approx. Dimensions: 7.75" x 18.5" X 16.75" (LxWxH) more info>
Motherboards - Intel
ABIT IS7-E ,Intel 865PE chipset Springdale for Socket 478 P4 ATX motherboard RETAIL
Supported CPU:Intel® Pentium® 4 Socket 478 processors Hyper-Threading Ready
Chipset:865PE / ICH5
RAM:4x DDR Single/Dual Channel DDR 400 up to 4GB
IDE:2 x Ultra DMA 33/66/100 Up to 4 Devices
Slots:1x AGP PRO, 5x PCI Slots
Ports:2xPS2, 1xLPT,1xCOM,1xLAN, 4xUSB and Audio Ports
Onboard Audio: 6-Channel AC 97 CODEC on board
Onboard LAN: On board 10/100MB LAN
Onboard SATA: 2 channels Serial ATA 150MB/s more info>
Intel Pentium 4 / 2.6CGHz 512k socket 478 Hyper Threading Technology 800 MHz FSB - RETAIL
Type: Pentium 4 Northwood
BUS: 800 Mhz
Retail box (with Heatsink and Fan)
3-year MFG. Warranty- more info>
Subtotal » $309.99