I'm building a new computer for a friend. Her top priority is low cost, and she is wanting to use the computer mainly for surfing the web and office work. She does no gaming, so onboard graphics and audio should work just fine for her purposes. This is what i have came up with for her build. Do you guys have any suggestions on anything i should change.
1 to my knowledge, the 7750 is a deactivated quad. note the TDP of 95w, 65nm process, and presence of L3 cache. Therefore i would stay as far away as possible. Countless possible issues. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Same price, lower heat which means higher overclock.
3 The HDD is crud. 8mb of cache on what i believe is a multi platter drive is unacceptable in this day and age. I just got a new Seagate 7200.12. Its got a single platter, 16mb of cache, runs really cool, etc. Single platter also means its less likely to break. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
4. Dont get Vista. seriously. Windows 7 comes out in September ( supposedly ) and having messed around with 2 diff builds it works great. The release candidate is about to come out. Install that.
I Would Agree For The Most Part On Everything Except The CPU, I Know To Me A Decent CPU And For The Price Id Hafta Say Thats Ture, And Yes Its A Deactivated Quad, But With Two COMPLETELY Unpowered Cores They Have No Impact Except For Dies Size But That Dosent Matter To Us End Users Anyway, Personally I Myself Am Wating For The Two Core Versions Of The Phenom II Series
Good call on the hard drive I swapped it out for one with a 16mb cache.
I'm not really concerned about the CPU it has great reviews on newegg, and the price is right especially with the combo
As far as the motherboard is concerned I think the 780G will be fine, she has absolutely no aspirations of overclocking.
The windows 7 release candidate may be a viable option, I didn't realize they were about to release it in May. Does anybody think there will be any major compatibility issues? Hopefully there is no issues with the onboard audio and video drivers with windows 7.