Originally posted by Enigma1982
Spec base on performance/price
CPU AthlonXP 1.4 GHz / Is it good than P4 or TB ???
MB / I have no idea yet suggest me
RAM Kingston 266MHz 256 MB / Is it ok ???
GPU Nvidia GeForce 2 Pro 32 MB or 64 MB / Which one should I chose how differance between 32 and 64 ???
HD IBM DTLA 60.0 GB / Any other band or model suggest for me ???
SPU SB Audigy DE / Should I buy it ??? How much better than SBLive ???
Other I already have it.
Thank you for helping me
OIk, considering I build my computers all the time I know abit about this and pricing, my prices atre only estimates, and my recommendation is if you buy parts do NOT goto pricewatch.com and just get the cheapest thing found, ususally the people selling it to you are bogus, find places with some certificate, like if its CNET certified, trust me, thier service is woth the extra 10-15 dollars a part.
AthlonXP 1.4 ghz is very nice, about even with a P4 2ghz, but no wheres near as good as the Athlon XP 1.57 ghz or something (Athlon XP 1800) The 1.4 athlon XP is about $150 for the processor, and $100 for motherboard, 256 megs of RAM would be $40, for a P4 2ghx the processor is about $600 motherboard $150 and ram $80. Obviously go with the Athlon, it just makes so much more sense, plus, that XP motherboard is one of the nicest mother boards for under $200 I have seen.
Now with all that you save over a P4, you can easily buy a geforce3 TI 500, but if you don't need the good performance from that a geforce2 will do you fine, I recommend 64meg vid card, just because the price difference is not extreme at all.DEFINITELY, unless you want to spend a lot more on Firewire or SCSI go with that IBM HD, I have one and I love it.
Personally I haven't listened to the SB Audigy yet, and I and a sound buff too, have to have good sound, I do own a SB Live and hercules Game Theatre XP, and the game theatre has higher quality that then SB Live, and I believe it significant difference. Personally if I ( more like when) I buy a Audigy I will get the Platinum, but thats becuase I Have midi equipment to hook up through my compoter, and I also make use of the optical in for sounfd from my PS2 (its got everything my hercules game theatre XP has on the Platinum EX version, the regular Platinum doesn't have some extra ports, but take up less room cuz its internal. My recommendation to you is to look at your speakers, if you have really good speakers like Klipsh 400's go with the Audigy, if you have the mid range to low end Cambridge soundworks, you won't notice much of a difference.