Help Deciding choice of components

  alltime 11:48 08 Jul 2004

I want to build a computer. Can i have some advise please? Amd athlon or pentium 4. Msi or Asus. Aries atx 9980 case?. Can you experts advise any advantages or disadvantages between amd or pentium 4 and the above boards, also is there one hdd better than another or is this a personal thing. When the details or the motherboard say onboard sound does this mean you dont need a sound card. (excuse my ignorance)
My list to date is, Intel pentium 4 3.2Ghz with Asus p4 800 ATX SIS648FX.
Aries Case as above.
Maxtor Diamondmax 120 gb 7200hd.
Geforce 4 Fx 5200
Nec dvd+/-RW drive
Is this a good combination of components that are compatable?

  alltime 12:12 08 Jul 2004

thanks for the advise. When you buy these parts do you get cables etc, and on start up (assuming everything is connected properly), does the bios come up automatically, or do you have to play around with settings etc.

  spuds 12:58 08 Jul 2004


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