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Building a new system need component help

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November 24, 2009 12:10:35 AM

I’m looking to build a new system. It is going to be a general use everyday computer for light gaming (FSX), internet, and homework. I am not going to overclock anything right now but I might in the future. Here are the components that I am looking at please let me know what you think.
CPU and mother board Asus M3A78-CM w/ Phenom II X4 965 (4 x 3.4GHz - 8MB Cache - 4000MHz FSB) $234.92

GPU Gforce 250 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM 8 gigs from price watch for 159.00
Cooling cooler master v8 for 49
Case cooler master for 29.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Power supply 550 w bfg for 49.00 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HD 500gb caviar green 500 gb 54.00

I don’t need to buy a monitor, Mouse/KB or OS.
November 24, 2009 12:25:54 AM

If you 500 GB drive is going to be the boot drive, you should get a faster drive. The Seagate 7200.12 is a single platter drive. I think the Samsung F3 Spinpoint is also.
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November 24, 2009 12:31:35 AM

how do you know the seagate is faster than the WD
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