Ok I have an Emachines T6524 Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005; 2.2GHz AMD Athlon 64 3500+; ATI Radeon RS482 chipset; 1,024MB DDR SDRAM 400MHz; integrated ATI Radeon Xpress 200 graphics chip using 128MB shared memory; WDC WD2000BB-22GUC0 200GB 7,200rpm ATA/100/ 300 watt PSU////My Base stock system
/ Additional Add Ons/
I have added another gig of ram and the Biostar 7600 GS 512MB. I also installed the Sound Blaster Audigy 2 audio card.... I found a great deal at my neighborhood Frys....A brand new MGE XG VIPER 2 with a 400 watt PSU, for just under $80.00 I have also purchased but yet to install a Hitachi 3.5 250gb hard drive and a SilverStone NT04 939 socket CPU cooler. I'm planning on gutting the T6524 and transfer to the Viper 2 case.
My system had heat issues when I first installed the PNY 7600 GS 256mb. System Idel at 80c and jumping to 101c after a few minutes of gameplay. Currently with the Biostar 7600 GS 512mb the card itself runs at 45c to 48c at idel and 50c to 52c after an hour of gameplay (F.E.A.R.) So I almost cut my heat by 50% just by changing the card (I was impressed with the card's layout, a large heatsink and fan)
/ I Survived My First Build/
All in all it went pretty good except I added extra stand offs that resulted in video being a hit and miss. So took everything back out reviewed the mobo and saw my mistake realighed all standoffs, put it back together and it ...WORKS... My Temps are down from where I first started. avaerage 32c to 36c across the board. In the future plan to add round cables, a few more lights,also may try using a trick I saw on American Chooper, using a fishnet stocking to add a snake skin pattern on the side panels. You all Have any Suggestions please feel free to add....Thanks I've enjoyed and learned alot from those that helped me.