I have recently built 2 computers with Pentium 2.4 & 2.66 GHz processors and ECP motherboards; the combos bought inexpensively. No problems noted. I do a lot of CD/ DVD work including recording off satellite TV programs using avertv PCI cards and NEC dvd-rw drives.
These are my first 2 computer builds from the scratch. Ask me if you need more details.
Look up Fry's or Outpost.com. They have more fancy stuff also.
JetWay A210GDMS-Pro Socket 939 ATI Radeon XPRESS 200 Micro ATX
AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Venice 1GHz FSB Socket 939
ASPIRE X-QPACK-NW-AL/420 Black Aluminum MicroATX Desktop Computer Case 420W Power Supply
Patriot Signature Series 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit
SAMSUNG SpinPoint P80 Series SP0822N 80GB 7200 RPM IDE Ultra ATA133 Hard Drive
All-In-Wonder Radeon X600Pro 256MB DDR PCI Express x16 Video Card
SONY Black IDE DVD Burner
Microsoft Windows XP HOME Edition With Service Pack 2
also getting the HDTV wonder from ATI
can someone please tell me if those components work well together, and if i need anything else