So the time has come to build a new system, and I'd like to ask for a quick check on this system. PC will be used only for music production, hence the 4Gb of memory (w/3Gb switch). No OC planned. Ok, here it goes:
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6750
Board: Asus P5K
RAM: Kingston DDR2 PC2-6400 Low Latency 4x1Gb (#KHX6400D2LLK2/2G)
Graphics: Asus EN8600GT SILENT/HTDP/256M
Drives: Samsung HD501LJ 500 GB x2
OS: Windows XP Home
DVD: ASUS DRW-1814BLT
PSU: Thermaltake Toughpower 600W
CASE: Thermaltake Matrix
Thanks for your reply. What would you recommend for the PSU? 500W? Like stated, there are 2 hard drives, and there will be PCI cards as well. I want a very stable system, and quiet if possible (it's going into an ISO box anyway).
Thanks for the 2 links! Definitely, I'll look into these 2 units.
BTW, I need a graphic card with 2 DVIs out, and I don't think any exist with the 7200GT... So I'll stick with the Asus, plus it has no fan... -> quiet.
(Yes, you can actually use 3GB dedicated to 1 program under a 32-bit OS. But you have to activate it in the boot files. This is frequently done in DAW's, because samples library are huge and eat lots of RAM. Google 3gb switch...)
If you go with antec, get the 500W one, the 430 seems to be of lesser quality. Also if your doing that, you should get the Corsair CMPSU-520HX from buy.com. It's an amazing PSU and they have it for 99.99 with free shipping.