>I am trying to get the most bang for the
>buck for gen computing, and video
>Looking at Barebones I see:
>b) AMD 939 3200+ (1600 fsb) 64 bit,
>SATA and Duel Channel Mem $505
Go with the AMD_64 Socket 939 system..
You can get a better deal than the one you mentioned in your post @
mwave.com (an excellent company to buy from)
Check under thier Motherboard/Cpu Bundles.
In my opinion, pay the optional $9 that they will charge to assemble &
test the selected bundled system (before they mail it to you,.. it's
worth the buck's). Doing that (almost) eliminates the
dead-components-upon-arrival bad news factor that happens sometimes when
buying through mail order.
You should do your own but here's mine as an example:
The system Bundle (url) i selected includes a great 939 Motherboard, a
AMD_64 3000+ Cpu, 1gb DDR Ram, & optional testing fee of $9.
NOTE: Sometimes their "online shopping cart" system goes down, so call
them for help getting your quote.
Try this url: http://www.mwave.com/mwave/Shoppingc...0939%20BUNDLES