New PC recommendations....

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by LongDongWong, Mar 13, 2006.

  1. LongDongWong

    LongDongWong U can call me Mr.Wong

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    I would like to build a Pc which will be used mainly for surfing the internet, light game play, nothing to crazy, editing pictures a la Adobe photoshop, music playing, burning Music and Movies as well as watching DVDs....thats about it.....help me build a suitable computer....thanks
     
  2. Pet3R

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    -Intel Pentium 4 630 @ 3.00GHz:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819116198

    $172.00

    -Radeon 9600PRO

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814102410

    $60

    -ASUS P5P800

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131574

    $82

    -Seagate Barracuda HDD SATA 250GB

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822148065

    $95

    -Plextor 716SA DVDR/RW

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16827131351

    $120

    -Cooler Master Centurion Case

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811119077

    $55

    -FSP Group (Forton Source) 450W PSU

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817104954

    $51

    -Corsair Value Select 1GB (2x512) DDR400

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820145440

    $67

    Total: $702

    If this is out of your budget, then a Dell will do you good.
     
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  3. James Bond

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    seems kinda expensive for what hes doing
     
  4. rpark

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    Is this processor is better and cheaper? dunno intel anymore... they have way to many chips out.
    Intel Pentium D 805 Smithfield 533MHz FSB 2 x 1MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Dual Core,EM64T Processor - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819116001


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    I also don't like that case you've choose... kinda has too many holes in it =P
    Why not just get the Sonata II w/ power supply?
    Antec LifeStyle SONATA II Piano Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 450Watt SmartPower 2.0 ATX 12V V2.0
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811129155
    I also think that Plextor DVDRW is over kill... perhaps the cheaper NEC?
    NEC Black 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2M Cache IDE/ATAPI DVD Burner
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16827152058

    More EDIT:
    With all that money you've saved on the burner and processor, perhaps
    eVGA 128-A8-N350 Geforce 6600GT 128MB 128-bit GDDR3 AGP 4X/8X Video Card - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814130220
     
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  5. Pet3R

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    A Forton PSU would do a lot better than the Antec PSU.

    The 805 Smithfield only has 533Mhz FSB, which will slow the CPU down. There are better Pentium D's as well. But if he gets a Pentium D, he'll have to get a different mobo, different RAM and a PCI Express GPU.
    It'd be better if he saved up for a Pentium D 820 CPU instead.Here's the setup for a possible dual core system:

    ASUS P5LD2:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131538

    Pentium D 820
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819116213
    OR
    Intel Pentium 4 630 @ 3.00GHz - the 2MB of cache and 800mhz fsb will help the CPU blaze through DVD ripping, photoshop and applications, and DVD copying.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819116198

    And the video card, I thought about recommending the 6600GT, but I wasn't sure if that was in his budget, but if it is, it'd be better to get:

    GeForce 7600GT
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814130283

    OR the Radeon X1600XT
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814102657

    DDR667
    OCZ Value Series 1GB (2x512) DDR2 667
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820227059

    NEC Black 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2M Cache IDE/ATAPI DVD Burner
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16827152058

    Seagate Barracuda HDD SATA 250GB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822148065

    FSP Group (Forton Source) 450W PSU
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817104954

    Cooler Master Cavalier 3 Case
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811119075

    But here is a cheaper system which will last him a while:

    Intel Pentium 4 630 @ 3.00GHz - the 2MB of cache and 800mhz fsb will help the CPU blaze through DVD ripping, photoshop and applications, and DVD copying.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819116198

    Radeon 9600PRO
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814102410

    But if the budget allows, I recommend a GeForce 6800, because for 10-20 more bucks, an upgrade from a 6600GT is possible, AND it is possible to unlock the remaining 4 pixel pipelines by using riva tuner.
    GeForce 6800
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814140067

    ASUS P5P800
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131574

    Corsair Value Select 1GB (2x512) DDR400
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820145440

    NEC Black 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2M Cache IDE/ATAPI DVD Burner
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16827152058

    Seagate Barracuda HDD SATA 250GB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822148065

    FSP Group (Forton Source) 450W PSU
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817104954

    Cooler Master Cavalier 3 Case:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811119075

    Total: $626
     
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