Is this a good configuration?
Posted on 2000-04-13
I'm thinking of building my own computer (for the first time) and I've been looking around in magazines, the internet and so on. This is the pieces I've come up with:
HD: IBM Deskstar 75 GXP 30,7 GB 7200RPM IDE
CPU: AMD-K7 Athlon 700MHZ (with fan or whatever you call it in english)
"Box":Aopen HX45 Miditower ATX
Graphics card: 3dfx Voodooo 3 AGP
Sound card: SoundBlaster Live! Player
Motherboard: Microstar K7-Pro AMD-K7 Slot-A Athlon ATX
RAM: 128 MB SDRAM PC100, 8ns
I'm planning to steal the monitor, floppy, cd-rom, cd-burner, keyboard/mouse, and speakers from my old computer.
The cost for all this lands at $1324. Too much? If you suggest other parts I'd like you to keep the cost under this amount.
So what is your opinion? Is this a good package, is it something that I can expand when needed, will it be obsolete by the time I plug it in? Do you have any suggestions on modifications or maybe even a completely different package?
Thankz for helping us newbies!