and tell me what you think. I want a gaming machine and video editing machine for my son. I want it affordable, and I want adequate. Screaming top rate is not necessary, but speedy editing/writing so not frustrating is.
Please tell me if this is a good configuration, please? And/or is it overkill? Thanks so much in advance! (and what do all these things mean??)
AMD Athlon XP Barton 3000 +2.167 GHz 333 Mhz BUS 512k
AMd approved socket a fan
ASUS A7V600 KT600, DDR400, 8XAGP, Sound, LAN, SATA, USB2.0
GeForce FX 5600 256MB DDR 8x AGP dual head w/tv out
512 mb PC 3200 DDR400
120. GB Seabgate Barracuda 7200rpm Serial ATA UDMA 150 (single, but two are possible)
No hard drive fan selected
OptoRite 52x24x52 CDRW Drive
NEC 1300A 4x DVD Recorder +R/RW-R/RW
AC 97 32 bit full duplex sound card onboard
hsp 56K v.92 modem pci
10/100 Network card adapter onboard
FireWire Adapter Card 3 port PCI
PowMax Mid Tower ATX CAse 400W
no case fan selected
180 w multimedia stereo speakers
no monitor (I have an extra)
no os ( I have plenty)
This for $984.00 What do you think? It sounds good to me, but have I duplicated the video input components with the FireWire? Also, I should have a fan here or there, right?
I am wondering how fast that DVD RW will write.
Thanks so much, - please give me your opinions on this configuration! I think its a good price, but want to make sure!