Another month has passed quickly and I'm almost ready to buy the components for the new computer that I want to build. This article explains the changes that I made to the setup during the last month and all the components that I intend to purchase. I hope that this pc build could be inspiration for some of my readers who would like to build a PC as well but are not that sure about the right choice of pc components.
I'm not saying that this will be a perfect build. It will be a good allround Pc with enough power for all the applications, games and multimedia that you throw at it.
Please add your opinion about this build because I will need at least another month before I make the purchase and there is not a problem to replace a component if a better one is available. I'm using Newegg for price comparision as always.
I still have not made a decision about the Solid State Drive that I want to purchase and use as the hard drive for the operating system. A good one cuts boot time and application launches in half but they are very rare and expensive. Many of them are called SSD but do not have the read advantages yet. I don't want to build a PC without them and buy them later because this would mean that I would have to setup Windows and Linux once again when I make that purchase.
I guess I have to pay more attention to hardware websites in the next month and hope that some will write a few comparisons so that I'm able to collect more information about them.
The price for the computer was mainly reduced because I removed the SSD for now which attributed to $700 last month. I made sure to pick a 512 MB video card this time, everything else remained the same.
|CPU||Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 Conroe 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80557E6850 - Retail||1||$274.99|
|Motherboard||MSI P35 Neo2-FR LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail||1||$99.99|
|Memory||G.SKILL 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail||1||$89.99|
|CPU Cooler||ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler - Retail||1||$19.99|
|Video Card||XXFX PVT88PYHE4 GeForce 8800GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail||1||$259.99|
|Hard Drive||Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM||2||$139.98|
|Hard Drive||Solid State Disk Removed for now|
|Computer Case||COOLER MASTER CAVALIER 3 CAV-T03-UW Silver Aluminum Bezel, SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail||1||$59.99|
|Power Supply||AeroCool ZERODBA ZERODBA-S500 ATX12V / EPS12V 500W Power Supply - Retail||1||$99.99|
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