A good deal as I see it, vonnie.
Brands I recognize.
Cool case, big W power supply unit.
nice solid CD-RW/DVD Rom
Support Mt. Rainer (CD-MRW) under background formating Buffer under run errors prevention
Optimum writing speed Write Speed (CD-R: 52X, CD-RW: 32X)
Read Speed (CD-ROM: 52X, DVD-ROM: 16X)
Standard E-IDE/ATAPI interface,
easy to install Smooth DVD playback
Supports writing models of TAO,DAO,SAO and packet writing
Adopts Buffer Underrun Prevention technology
Large internal buffer (2MB) Supports MultiRead function
Low power consumption
it represents a step up from my own using AMD Athlon XP 2100+http://active-hardware.com/english/reviews...board/nf7-m.htm
AMD Athlon XP2800+ (Barton) Processor Socket A
333 Front side bus
512kb L2 Cache Socket A
Retail Boxed Processor
Inc Heatsink & Fan
with 3year Warranty
I think this too represents "tried & true" performance.
the video card represents a distinct improvement
over on-board graphics of any kind I think.http://www.sapphiretech.com/vga/9200SE.asp
and Maxtor's Diamond max Ultra series is what I use.
an ATA/133 is plenty fast, and you'll want to get
that Maxblast program into action from the very start.
It'll make it easy to partition the drive the way your son
might like it. All-in-ALL a PC to be proud of
, I'd say.
If you need tips, as in building it yourself, post away.