Need Advice On Choosing Parts

Celestra

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#1
I've been looking for a way to save money and get a really top notch computer. I really need it to be a multi-media 64 bit. I've been looking at these parts- Any suggestions ?
 


#2
I'd spend a bit more on ram, same maker just a bit more pricier line.
 


kemical

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#3
I've been looking for a way to save money and get a really top notch computer. I really need it to be a multi-media 64 bit. I've been looking at these parts- Any suggestions ?
Looks good stuff! Looks like you've done your homework and it should turn out to be a good system.

As for the RAM though..Can you remember the post I made with a link asking the question....How much RAM do we really need? If you recall the conclusion was that 3-4GBs of RAM is all that is needed especially for the typical user.
 


Celestra

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#4
.Is my monitor To Big ? Acer 22 Inch LCD...Flat Panel. ( I am planning to raise my notebook to 3 gig Ram) Could use at least 3 right now)
 


kemical

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#5
I depends on what you want it for... I suppose you could change the card to a 4870 to handle the bigger resolutions better especially if you get a card with a GB of RAM with it..
What about PSU? I can't remember seeing anything about the power supply..........
 


Celestra

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#6
I depends on what you want it for... I suppose you could change the card to a 4870 to handle the bigger resolutions better especially if you get a card with a GB of RAM with it..
What about PSU? I can't remember seeing anything about the power supply..........
Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 500 W Power Supply Review | Hardware Secrets (Cooler Master eXtreme Power 500 to be exact)
 


kemical

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#7
:cool::cool:

Just the ticket....
 


Celestra

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#8
Here's what HP would do for me for about the same money:
 


kemical

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#9
You would lose the satisfaction of building it for your self but I guess Dell is such a big company they can do some good offers...
 


Celestra

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#10
Can you believe what hurts me is that they'll take 20.00 a month and throw in a free upgrade to windows 7.
Smaller monitor, but a Blu Ray Player, comes with 4 gigs ram.
Hate advertising on computer, manufacturer pre-installation may be messing things up for people. Great way to control things too.
 


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