Computer gurus hows this sound...

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  1. GregFarz78

    GregFarz78 New Member

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    Ok computer gurus hows this list sound for a non-gaming computer system? Ignore the prices most of the stuff on this list I know can be had cheaper but I used newegg.com as a starting point. This computer will be used only for browsing the net and some video editing (hence the dvd+r/rw drive), already have the monitor/printer/keyboard/mouse.

    Oh and can someone explain the difference between dvd-r and dvd+r, which I should get or does it even matter long as my dvd player can read it?

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  2. TenzoR

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    chanve the Plextor DVD+R/RW to their newer one PX-708A. The differences between - and + are the way they write the disc (that's the simplistic way of puttnig it). And also change the RAM to something like Kingston or Crucial. You pay a bit more but you get life time warranty + excellent quality.
     
  3. Duke Skywalker

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    Get a different motherboard and go with a +/- DVD writer.

    I've used Buffalo Tech RAM before without any problems. It should be fine as long as you don't plan on overclocking.
     
  4. affende

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    negative on the Buffalo Technology RAM. i say go with Corsair Ram...I have 1024 of XMS pc3200 and i love it. i ahve absolutely no problems with it at all. just remember, you get what you pay for so don't skimp on mobo and RAM
     
  5. GregFarz78

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    I was looking at the PX-708A if I can pick it up a little cheaper I'll go for that. Thanx for the suggestions on the RAM I'll switch to Kingston probably I was aware of the lifetime warranty. As for the mobo I'm not too concerned with it this is just a basic system I can always upgrade later down the road.
     
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    Get a better mobo and ram. It would be easier to upgrade the cpu down the line rather than having to buy a new mobo aswell. It would be a better pay-off if you just bought yourself a good mobo with firewire at least built in if you're going to do some video editing, also ram helps a lot, you should get yourself 2x 512 sticks if you can.
     
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    why the two cd/dvd drives?
     
  8. GregFarz78

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    Can anyone suggest a better mobo? I'm clueless when it comes to motherboards, like I have no idea what firewire is :dunno:

    2 drives just for ease of copying from one to another...guess I should really rip to my hard drive then copy though :hs:
     
  9. vudoodoodoo

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    I have the same mobo. It's mATX. If are getting a mATX case, that's teh best AMD mATX mobo out right now. If you are getting an ATX case, get an ATX mobo.
     
  10. vudoodoodoo

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    But it looks fine.
     
  11. Divine Vengeance

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    No point in wasting money on corsair, its overly expensive and he's not even building a gaming machine. Crucial RAM would do just fine.
     
  12. vudoodoodoo

    vudoodoodoo Guest

    :werd:
     
  13. JimboJones

    JimboJones Guest

    That looks pretty good.
    Couple things I would suggest -
    I'm with these other guys in that a better name brand of memory would be good. Kingston, Crucial, Corsair, etc.
    Also, I would strongly suggest a motherboard that will take all the currently available Athlon XP CPUs. That way you can save money now by getting a cheaper CPU and pick up the fastest one your board can take when they come
    down in price in a year or two. It gives you easy future upgradability.
    As for DVD+RW, what I read said that this was the way to go because it is basically just as compatible to set top players as DVD-RW, but it has the added bonus of being able to delete and rewrite sections while DVD-RW has to delete and rewrite the whole thing.
    I put a system like this together for a friend not too long ago, and one thing I wish I would have done is put in a DVD-ROM/CD-RW combo drive instead of just a CD-RW because then he could reserve the DVD+RW just for burning CDs since it is so much more expensive. The combo drives are usually only about $20 more.
     
  14. Tidy_Sammy

    Tidy_Sammy Guest

    Iv not used that mobo but the Abit NF7-S is a known charm with a barton 2500+, and as someone mentioned i dont think that ram is needed as its not a gamming rig.
     
  15. affende

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    true, :werd: :uh:
     

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