i know it would not be a very exciting computing but he knows that
thats a nice build batuchka but he hates vista for a good reason, and your leaving out keyboard/mouse and shipping. he might want to upgrade to a more powerful card so 370 watt isnt really enough. i tried to convince him into w7 but he wants XP
the monitor is the one that batuchka is using in his build (max res=1280X1024)
2 gigs of ram would be plenty as long as its win xp. i had 2 gigs for awhile and went to 4 and noticed no performance gain
7750 @3.2 (best stable) @3.0 usually
xfx 4850 1 gig
4 gigs hyperx @1066
triple boot windows 7/windows xp x64/ubuntu 9.04... on one 320 gig HD
Then have him get windows 7 professional and use the XP mode that is built in, i am using it on the RC, it is a free standing version of XP running in a window on 7. I prefer XP to vista for the resource usage, but 7 beats XP on that count and runs smoother than either. It only costs $20 more for vista premium with a free upgrade to 7 instead of XP home.
He needs to pick out a keyboard and mouse he likes because if im trying to fit them into a budget build i select the cheapest POS keyboard/mouse i can find to have them covered but you wont want to use them.
It recently got moved from beta to RC. It will only be available with windows 7 professional and above for free.
Vista is now significantly better than it first started, and many of the compatibility issues have been resolved, i would try to talk him into vista with the windows 7 upgrade coupon, i havent encountered any compatibility issues yet, and i play lots of older games as this new system is only 3 weeks old and i havent had time to go get newer games for it. Anything i had running under windows XP SP3 has worked fine on windows 7.
i have problems with windows 7... especially getting about 20% less FPS in crysis than win XP. you say its faster than vista (which i agree) and so i assume vista would be worse. not to mention the interface is really f***** up (in my opinion) lets not get into a vista argument though. he doesnt want vista, he might go with W7 simply because it would save him ~$100 and that would go towards a phenom 550/4 gig/ and a better GPU
ty for the link. i have windows 7 RC installed, do i need to download xp mode?
No one likes people digging up old posts, especially when they don't even apply to the original question. I was just pointing out the fact that your post was meaningless. There's no need to dig up old posts. There are plenty of new build posts every day. Suggesting a PSU that will likely blow up and take out other components isn't really helping.