Looking for some opinions/input on some equipment I\'m planning to buy. I\'m trying to achieve a nice balance between value and performance, since money is VERY tight right now. But I just can\'t deal with these audio dropouts and poor performance.. not to mention my motherboard sucks (A7V133) and has a crappy IDE bus on it that keeps giving me hard disk errors. [img]images/icons/frown.gif[/img]
Anyway, what do you think? All prices include shipping.
ASUS A7N8X-X - $98 (replacing my A7V133)
Crucial 2x 512MB PC2100 - $138 (replacing 512MB of PC133)
Maxtor 80GB (for .gigs only) - $76 (adding on)
Athlon XP 2200 retail box - $74 (replacing my Thunderbird 900MHz)
Antec 400W Power Supply - $60 (replacing my 300W generic)
Grand Total: $446