Re: New system I'm building....
I'd say maybe drop the 3500+ to a 3000+, cause you're losing 400MHz clock speed, but you save a lot of money. I really don't think you'll benefit much from a 400MHz increase in clock speed.
Also, Corsair RAM tends to be over-priced. Personally, I find OCZ to be better value.
And that Hard Drive may have to go; 7,200rpm SATA drives with 8MB Cache aren't that expensive, and will give your machine a pretty big performance boost, I'm sure.
Windows XP Pro 17" LCD Monitor (1280 x 1024)
nForce3 250 Chipset Athlon 64 2800+ w/ C'n'Q
1 x 512MB DDR400 CL3 SDRAM 40GB IDE 7,200rpm HDD (8MB Cache)
nVidia GeForce MX420 64MB PCI On-Board Audio