This will be the first computer I've actually built from scratch, so I'm slightly nervous about the spec - I've encountered problems in the past with not accounting for bus speeds, balanced RAM, power levels, etc.
I built a spec a couple of weeks ago and it looked ok but it seems that since then the impending doom of the Socket A platform has been announced and as such the Athlon XP series is proving hard to find O_O
So I guess it's Athlon 64 time.
Motherboard: Soltek SL-K8AV2-R1L. Socket 754, VIA chipset. FSB is "1600MHz Hyper Transport," whatever that means. Plenty of PCI slots, and AGP graphics (no PCI-e). DDR400 (or down to 233) up to 2GB. Onboard sound and LAN.
Processor: Athlon 64 3000+. Appears to support the 'HyperTransport' thing supplied by the motherboard.
RAM: 512MB of Corsair DDR400.
Case: '7210 style.' ATX, with a 350W PSU. And it has front USB.
HDD: ExcelStor 80GB, 7200rpm. I don't know if ExcelStor are any good.
Floppy drive: Standard Sony dealy. I think the color works with the case.
DVD Writer: Samsung, 16x. Does CDR/W as well, of course. It doesn't look like there's a region-free crack out for it yet, but I suspect my uncle doesn't need that anyway, at least not yet.
OS: WinXP Pro 64bit.
The only thing missing is a graphics card - I'm giving him my GF4 ti 4600, because I plan on buying some upgrades for my own machine. Something about a GF7.
So what do y'all think? Will it work? Is it solid for a person who will be using it mostly for MSOffice and internet browsing?
Edit: Akasa cooler (HSF). I already have thermal paste.