Advice on BTO PC Spec please.....

  pc_sausage 20:49 07 Feb 2006
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Hi,

lookin at the custom spec below from: click here

Use for surfing, burning, photography, not really a gamer.

Questions are:

Does anything look over / under specced for my uses?
I've put on a basic graphic card, should I look at an X550 or above instead?
Is the mobo better with nVidia or Radeon cards?

Thanks......

AMD® ATHLON® 64BIT X2 3800 512K L2 Cache

1024 MB DDR400 PC3200

ASUS® A8N-E: DUAL DDR, S-ATA, x16 slot, 3 PCI etc

SATA 160 GB HARD DISK @ 7200rpm 8mb cache

52 X 32 X 52 CD WRITER + 16X DVD ROM (COMBI DRIVE)

4x +R DUAL LYR DVD WRITER (16x +/-R) (& RW) + 40x CD-RW

128MB RADEON X300-SE PCI Express + DVI + TV-OUT

ONBOARD 8 CHANNEL SOUND

ONBOARD LAN & WIRELESS 802.11G NETWORK CARD

INTERNAL 12 IN 1 CARD READER

Stylish Silver/Black Ventilator case + 2 Front USB

500W (Peak) Silent Dual Rail PSU + 120mm fan & quiet CPU Cooler

MICROSOFT® WINDOWS® XP HOME

3 PORT FIREWIRE CARD

£736

  Strawballs 00:14 08 Feb 2006

Looks like it will handle all that you said that you will throw at it and more.

  pc_sausage 11:43 08 Feb 2006

Thanks...

Should the motherboard be customisable (if I learn how to mod in the future)?

Also - any views on graphics card manufacturer best suited to this board?

Cheers

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