Bleh, I just lost a fancy first post introducing myself to the community. I'll skip it this time, and get to the point.
I'm a computer veteran, but a relative newbie to building systems. I've built 5, all AMD. I overhear friends and relatives talking, saying they're thinking about buying this 1799.00 Packard Bell computer, and I cringe. I instead offer to build one for them. However, I've been out of the loop for awhile, and now I have to build 3 at once.
This is what I plan on buying based on recent research. All 3 systems will be the same, and will be for computer newbies.
128 MB RAM (I'm ignorant of RAM brand quality...suggestions?)
SB Live (although reconsidering because of compatibility issues I'm reading about)
3D Prophet II Video
52x CD ROM (probably Creative Labs...I'm also ignorant of CD ROM brand quality)
20 GB 5400 Western Digital HD
Low level US Robotics Modem
Generic USB Keyboard/Mouse
Is any 300W case acceptable, or are there some troublemakers I should avoid?
Anyhow, this system comes to around 700.00, minus a monitor, but I don't think that's half bad. I am, however, seeking suggestions from those more knowledgable than myself. I look forward to expanding my knowledge here on the forums! Thanks!
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