Hey I am about ready to order my new pc, I just wanted to know what you guys thought. Right now I would just use it for general things and connect it to my LCD tv for movies and such. Not much gaming. I was going for a good base system that can be upgraded for whatever I needed it to do later. All parts from newegg. I am trying to stay at/under $1000 +/- $50 and get the best things I can. I do need a monitor, keyboard, and temporary speakers. Any comments are appreciated:
Hey looks good, but I'd suggest a much better PSU, Rosewill is not that good. Try something like FSP BLUE STORM II 500 at that price range. The Corsair 520W is better, but its a bit more expensive, well worth it however.
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As Solariscs said, it isn't a good idea to go skimpy on the PSU, considering if your psu fails/frys, well gg to your new system.
Most of it looks good, except the CPU cooler. I would recommend the Arctic Silver 7 because it's cheaper and from my research is generally well received...especially paired with some Arctic Silver 5 compound.
Also, do you really need a DvD burner? I don't see the point of burning anything anymore, because you can easily get a 4gb flash drive for 30$, unless you plan on storing a TON of data, you might as well try to save money and just get a DvD reader.
The hard drive isn't that grea imo. Seagate is generally a way better brand for hard drives, and a great one for the nearly the same price as that WD is the Seagate Barricuda with perpindicular recording tech @ 320gb. Unless you plan on doing a TON of video recording and downloading a TON of pr0n, I doubt you will miss the 80gb. It isn't too big of a deal though.
Finally, think if you really need a Flash Card reader. Most devices today allow USB interface which allows you to transfer files between the memcard and your computer. I almost bought a Flash Card reader because my cellphone locks stuff on the USB connection, but Digitial Cameras and the like work either way. Also, it is more practical to utilize a Flash Drive because nearly every computer will have USB ports, they are larger than memcards, and much more practical.
Otherwise, it seems like a decent budget system. If you didn't need to get a new monitor I would have recommended you get a better video card, but ce la vie.
I will definately keep the psu in mind, I just need something inexpensive right now to last me for a few months untill I can add a few more things. (PSU will be the first to go). Overall though, do yall think this one would last me for about 3-4 months?
DVD Burner: I really do need this
Flash Card (not drive): I need this too for my pda (Job)
Why is segate such a better brand to skip out on 80 gigs (+ 3 yr warranty seems like a plus)? Since the P35 motherboard does not have raid, I was thinking of just getting a huge hard drive now and in my next wave of upgrades include a Raptor 150. This way i could have +performance +storage without raid.
The only reason I included that particular cpu cooler was because it came with a bundle -$15 with the Q6600. I will definately look into the Arctic 7.
Again Thanks for all your comments, the more info the better. I am just trying to squeeze by right now because I NEED a computer, on a budget, asap. Then will do a wave of upgrade later. Any more advice??