Hi,

I'm planning to get a system with the following specifications. Not
sure if it's good or not, since I'm a newbie with this. I'm planning
to buy the below hardware it's a barebone system.

CPU Support AMD Althon 64/X2 up to 4600+ GHz; Socket 939 1000/800/400
MHz
Chipset North Bridge: nVidia Crush 51PV; South Bridge: nVidia MCP 51
Memory 2 x DDR DIMM, Dual DDR 400/333/266, Support max. 2GB
Expansion Slot 2 x PCI
Graphics Integrated GeForce 6 GPU
Audio Realtek ALC861, Azalia 6 Channel
Power Supply 250 W (PFC)
SATA Support 1 x SATA I
IDE Support 1 x ATA 100
Network LAN: 10/100/1000 Mbps
I/O Ports Front Panel: 1 x CF card reader, 1 x 3-in-1 Card Reader, 1 x
S/PDIF-out, 2 x IEEE 1394 (6pin/4pin), 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x Microphone, 1 x
Headphone; Rear Panel: 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x Line-In/Line-Out/Mic-in, 1 x
PS/2 Keyboard, 1 x PS/2 Mouse, 1 x Parallel Port, 1 x Serial Port, 1 x
D-sub (VGA Out), 1 x DVI-out (VGA Out), 1 x S-Video (TV Out), 1 x
Composite (TV Out), 1 x RJ45 LAN


The reason for the above is that I want to start some development work
on this box. Mostly Java development in WebSphere, Websphere Portal,
Websphere Application server 6.

If anyone has expereince or had some expereince in such, maybe shed
some light on it.
I have been advised to stick with AMD vs Intel due to speed and
reliablity, not sure about this since I haven't had much exerpeince
with AMD hardware. Please feel free to drop a comment or 2.

Thanks,
Moe.