Well, Im looking to build up a cheap barton rig, mainly for work but with a little bit of gaming in mind, so the main importance here is stability and economy.
Unfortunatly I dont normally "do" the more budget end of things and have no clue whats good and whats not.
Im kinda looking for recomendations on mobos and gfx cards. I Figure the rest I can go with this:-
2 x 256mb PC3200 ram (probly Geil value or similar)
Barton 2500+ / 2600+ (Probly go retail, since its only a few ££ more and dont need to buy a cooler)
WD (or Seagate) 160gb HDD (May consider SATA if the mobo supports it, but seems slightly more expensive)
DVD-RW Drive (not sure what make or model so far, LG or Lite-on is probly the cheapest option)
So basically what Im looking for is your recomendations for motherboards and gfx cards (or entire systems if you think you know of a configuration that will be good and cheap (budget here is about £400 max lol)
Not sure on SATA drives since the drives themselves seem more expensive and mobos with SATA ports also seem more expensive, since this is a budget rig, I figure plain old IDE might be best.
The rough idea I had in my mind was something along the lines of "Barton 2500+, 2 x 256 DDR400, Radeon 9600SE, 160GB HDD, DVD-RW Drive"
But im very much open to suggestions