APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: within a month
BUDGET RANGE: 600-700 Before
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Paint Shop Pro (photo editing) surfing Internet
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse and Monitor
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg or Amazon
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: US
PARTS PREFERENCES: None (AMD CPU for price savings)
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1400x1050 (max)
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: This is going to be a new comp for the wife, need a Case with ports on top (she rolls over them while plugged in otherwise) also needs to be quite but the budget is most important.
Current thrown together build any changes appreciated
And 4 GB of Ram not sure if I need to worry about performance too much on this? If so I'll grab some G.Skill C7 or OCZ C7 for around 80?
Also She needs to move large files fairly frequently so a good 16GBish flash drive that I can put on her keys that she won't break (disclaimer...she has cracked her solitaire so the flash drive needs to be pretty sturdy)
So I'm looking for something around this performance wise but want to try and keep it as cheap as possible 600-700 is what I'm coming up with. THANKS!
The Windows 7 upgrade discs come with both the 32 and 64 bit versions. The only thing is that you can't use the upgrade option to go to 64 bit, but if you were to do a clean install you could. It puts everything into a windows.old folder, but I would back everything up in the first place. I've done this to the very laptop I'm typing on right now and it has given me no problems.
Sweet, but Im still going to keep her DT 32 bit untill 64 becomes more ubiquitous for two reasons, she won't really need more then 4GB of ram, and on the odd occasion she has some problem with a gadget or program not working with the 64bit OS I won't have to troubleshoot over the phone from work lol