How's this economy setup look ???

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by wiseoldmofo, Feb 26, 2007.

  1. wiseoldmofo

    wiseoldmofo New Member

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    First...I'm upgrading a system that I use almost solely for my email, idling on a couple mIRC channels, Newsleecher program to download "stuff", and occasionally I will use it to burn a DVD/CD or install a program for testing.....for the most part that's its main function....here's what I'm looking at for an upgrade....

    Motherboard ASUS P5VD2-MX SE
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16813131162

    Processor Pentium D 915 Presler 2.8GHz
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16819116253

    Ram Kingston ValueRAM 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 533
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16820144151

    And of coarse how could we forget Artic Silver 5 for obvious reasons
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16835100007


    As it is an upgrade I already have all the drives and case....the only thing I may change is I will put my spare Thermaltake 420 watt PS in it instead of the "el cheapo" one that's in it now.

    Any reason to change/stay away from any of the items ??????
     
  2. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    honestly, I dont care for artic silver, so I'd skip that.

    I would recommend going with Corsair over Kingston. Corsair has fewer faulty sticks than Kingston, has the same warranty, and is MUCH more consistent. (Corsiar actually manufactures their memory. Kingston does not -- they buy various other brands and put their own label on the box)

    If you're gonna run an Intel CPU, then there is no substitute for a GENUINE Intel motherboard. Asus will not touch the Intel reliability... I recomend you change your mobo.
     

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