First post, by Munx
In my previous Netburst PC build HERE, I built the envy of every AMDork - a super high-clocked Pentium 4 RAMBUS PC.
I now realize that the budget segment is just as important, so today you shall witness a budget Netburst build.
We shall start from the motherboard - MSI MS-6534 (built by MSI for Medion). A socket 478 board with support for the much cheaper SDRAM for the unwashed, poor masses. Since SDRAM is so cheap, we can load up 512MB of it!
In the socket - a 2 GIGAHERZ Celeron (Northwood) CPU. How can those puny, low clocked Duron's and even Athlon's compete?
For sound, we don't have to settle for onboard audio. SB Live! cards dropped in price at this point in time, so we can get one to enjoy those EAX effects! Here we have a Live! SB0200 card. The chip looks a bit different, but...its a Live! card. Creative wouldn't just mislead people by mis-labeling a product with missing functionality...
And for video, we will be installing a budget part as well - a GeForce4 MX460!(also by Medion).
GF2 MX was an amazing card for the time, offering Geforce256 performance and features for a fraction of the price, which is why I have no doubt MX460 will be a great choice as well, since it obviously supports DX8! I mean, no way would a trustworthy company like Nvidia just package a geforce2 as a geforce4...
So recap, the specs:
2GHz Celeron Northwood
512MB PC133 SDRAM
Soundblaster "Live!" SB0200
Windows XP SP3