I got a new computer a few days ago. This is my first try at building one myself from scratch. I got everything from newegg. I HIGHLY recommend them. I paid for 3-day shipping, and had it in 2 days. All parts work great. Very good updates on order status etc. And the prices are very good.
- CPU AMD|A64 X2 3800+ 2.0G 939 1M R - Retail (Qty=1, Price=$297.00)
- MEM 1Gx2|CORSAIR Twinx2048-3200c2pt - Retail (Qty=1, Price=$188.00)
- MB ASUS A8N-SLI NF4SLI 939 - Retail (Qty=1, Price=$106.99)
- VGA XFX|GF6800XT 256M PVT42EUDE3 RT - Retail (Qty=1, Price=$129.99)
- HD 300G|ST 7K 8M SATA2 ST3300822AS - OEM (Qty=1, Price=$99.99)
- PSU ASUS | A-50GA 500W RT - Retail (Qty=1, Price=$99.99)
- xCASE COOLERMAS|CAC-T05-UW BLK RT - Retail (Qty=1, Price=$44.99)
- SATA II CABLE |SILVERSTONE CP02 RT - Retail (Qty=1, Price=$5.99)
Not a bad deal at all. There's $100 in mail-in rebates too. When I take into account selling my old computer(s) it'll be maybe $500-$600.
The ASUS A8N-SLI motherboard works very well with Linux. I finally get a computer that supports lm_sensors! I'm in geek heaven. (I now can tell that CPU fan is currently running at 1739 RPM!) Dual core goodness makes Gentoo-compiling things a breeze.
I've taken some pictures of the computer. *is a geek* *enjoys being a geek*