Hi, I'm building new PC and considering following parts:
ABIT AT7 motherboard
2x 512MB Consair PC2700 DIMM DDR 333MHZ
CPU - Palomino Athlon XP 2100+ or 2200+
2x HDD MAXTOR 80GB 7200RPM's ATA/133 - RAID
1. Mobo memory specs say:
Four 184-pin DIMM sockets support PC1600/PC2100/PC2700 DDR DRAM modules
Supports DDR333 unbuffered DRAMs up to 2GB and registered DRAMs up to 3GB
Supports 6 banks up to 3GB DRAMs for unbuffered DDR200/266 modules
Supports 8 banks up to 3.5GB DRAMs for registered DDR200/266 modules
I will be doing video editing. Is Consair CMX512-2700C2 registered DDR333 DRAM? Would that be the best choice for RAM?
2. I read good reviews for ABIT AT7 mobo. Is there other mobo's that are better?
3. I can't decide on the heatsink/fan. What do you suggest? Is Alpha PAL8045U or Volcano 7+ the best choice? I read that these are HUGE fans. Not sure if that is good or bad.
4. Is there any reason why I should consider the Pentium route?
5 I probably will oc the system. I read that the Abit AT7 only recognizes some models of the 2200+ CPU. Is that still ture?