MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1024x768 but possible upgrade monitor
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I got such a good response and info on the media PC that I built. I thought I would come back and take into consideration any advice on this office PC. 80% chance I will be building 2 identical desktops. One will be in the minister's office, the current on is VERY OLD...something over 10 years! So I'd like to match or beat this in noise level and heat. Other is for secretary... in a bigger room... a little more flexibility in noise level. Submitting proposal on new build vs upgrading 10+ and 9 year old desktops!
nice combo deals... i forgot to check thoses. especially the case/psu combo. an upgrade from the rosewill case for free.
the mobo/cpu combo is $30 more than what i had came up with before your post. besides the newer socket, is there any performance advantages of this over the x2 5400 am2? I could probably do without the XP Mode..and there's plenty of students at the church . I was thinking of salvaging the dvd drive from the Dell Deminsion 4550. what you think? Thanks... at least we are in the ballpark.
There is a considerable difference between the two CPU's. The Athlon II x2 240 has twice the System Bus Speed, is rated at a lower wattage, has twice the L2 Cache Size, and is 45nm, where the old CPU is 90nm.
from what i can see i would only be losing ddr3 support, estata port, and 1394 ports. is there anything im missing? i was thinking some good ddr2 800 would be sufficent for the low intensive apps that will be run on this.
thanks a lot for the AMD chip advice, that's in the cart no doubt.
thanks for all your help. took awhile to get the proposal approved. I did have to go ahead with ddr2 ram... 4gb. along with athlon II 250 and ECS 780 chipset mobo. But got it all into the build budget. Everyone is happy.