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Yet another list of parts to check out please.

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  • Started 5 years ago by TJflat4
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TJflat4
Posts: 9

Another first time builder with a list of components for you to check over and let me know if I'm on the write track.The unit I end up with will do word processing some spread sheets a little photo processing and of course email and surfing.
Case
Antec 111 Black ATX 16 inch mid tower with a 500W power supply

Hard Drive
Western Digital WD1001FALS 1TB SATA2 7200 RPM 4.2MS 32MB 3.5IN Dual Proc HD

Processor
Intel Core 2 Quad 8200 Quad Core Processor LGA775 2.33GHZ Yorkfield 1333FSB 4MB

Motherboard
ASUS P5Q ProATX LGA775 P45 DDR2 2PCI-E16 CrossFire 3PCI-E1 2PCI SATA2 Sound GBLAN ESATA

RAM
Corsair XMS2 Twin2x4096-8500C5 4GB 2x2GB pc28500 DR2-1066 CL5-5-5-15 240 pin

Video card
Galaxy GeForce 9400GT 550MHZ 512MB 800MHZ DDR2 PCI-e VGA DVI TV Out

DVD
Samsung SH-S223F/BEBN 22X Speedplus DVD+RW SATA DVD Writer

Operating System
Vista Home Premium 64BIT

Please let me know what you think Thanks.

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whs
whs
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1. It would be easier to review if you had posted the links to the parts
2. This is an awfully big system for what you plan to do with it - Quad core, 8GB and 64bit Vista is a lot more than you'll ever need for your described tasks.
3. The huge single disk is a mistake in my book. Go with a 500GB WD for data, etc. and a 60GB SSD for Vista. That will make your system a lot faster.
4. The graphics card is fine, although I personally prefer the 9500GT.

Those are just my 5 cents worth.

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TJflat4
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Thanks for your reply whs the 60GB SSD is priced real high here over $100 more than the 1TB Western Digital can you tell me how much faster approximately it will make the system run interms of % faster Thanks.

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whs
whs
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See the press reviews at the end of this page. I just bought one (60GB) and paid $129 (that includes a $20 rebate). It is from the page I linked above. But since you did not fill in your location in your profile, I have no way of knowing where you are.

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SSSammy
Posts: 40

i agree with whs, some of the parts are just way over the top with what you plan to use it for, you can get away with a lot less by either:
-switching to a duo core
-switching to a amd quad cpu and amd motherboard
-sticking with xp

one thing i suggest you really consider is getting a mb with only 1 pci-e slot, its much cheaper and since this isnt a gaming system theres no need to get a mb with an extra pci-e slot

hope that helps

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