I have never built a PC, and want to do that in the next few months. I would like a stable system which will be my primary PC for a couple of years, & which will give me a chance to learn about the things you guys are talking about. I would like to OC but don't really know how- so perhaps I'll do some beginner's OC.
RAID is not even on the table right now.
Also, I was thinking that a good MB with a 133A chipset would get me thru the next upgrade cycle? Or should I just go for something that's already obsolete (VIA 133 not A)??
As far as CPU, I guess an Athlon 1 Ghtz 200FSB? Not sure. I want to get over 1 Ghz, one way or the other.
So basically, I don't want to buy a Ferrari to drive to the corner grocery store.