AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ Toledo 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Dual Core Processor
DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 Ultra-D Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra ATX AMD Motherboard
XFX PVT70GUDF7 Geforce 7800GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card
OCZ Performance Series 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit System Memory
SAMSUNG 204T-Black 20.1" 16ms LCD Monitor
SAMSUNG Black IDE DVD Burner
NEC Black 1.44MB 3.5" Internal Floppy Drive
And I'm trying to decide if I want to stick with this:
Western Digital 160GB 7200 RPM IDE Ultra ATA100 Hard Drive or upgrade to a bigger this:
HITACHI Deskstar 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
The hard drive isnt on order yet.
That monitor is excellent. You will be pleased to have that. Super crisp and clear. I have the 152T model (15" from the "15"2T). I would use SATA instead of the old IDE. 500GB is such overkill though. I would get one close to 200GB at the most (save some money for your parents or whoever's giving it to you for Christmas). If cost is an issue, try lowering the X2 to a 4400+ Toledo X2 to go with the 7800GT. If you don't care, then keep the 4800+ and upgrade to a 7800GTX.
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