A new setup for my home machine

I placed an order for a new computer today. I spent a little more than I wanted, but what the hell… it provides me with some room for upgrades in the future.

I went with AMD for the first time. More specifically, I picked up an AMD 64 3500+ chip, at the recommendation of Jure. A side effect is that I subscribed to his blog 🙂

I only was able to go with 1gb of RAM, which sucks, but I’ll be able to improve on that in the future. The board has a 4gb limit for RAM. Specifically, this is the setup I chose to go with:

Motherboard: MSI K8T Neo2-FIR
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3500+
RAM: 1GB (2x512mb) Corsair DDR400 (PC3200) – Model: TWINX1024-3200XLPRO
HDD: Western Digital SATA 250GB w/ 8mb buffer – Model: WD2500JD

I ordered everything but the hdd from Monarch Computer Systems. I also included some rounded cables, for the hell of it. I got the hdd from Newegg.com. If Newegg offered a nice package deal like Monarch did, I would have gone with them for everything. It seems as though