SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Building an all propose PC: Gamming, video editing, encoding movies
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: I have a Case, Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Speakers, most of the basic stuff. The power supply I have is a Corsair 550 W. OS: Windows XP
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg, etc.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA)
PARTS PREFERENCES: None
OVERCLOCKING: Yes SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe in Future
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280x1024
My old Athlon 2600 bit the dust (was my first build and served me well R.I.P.) so looking for some advice on parts for its replacement. Trying to keep the price around $650ish. This is what I have selected:
Humm - for $8 more I could upgrade the memory ( I am assuming this memory will work okay with the MB). The hard drive maybe pushing the budjet. I can get the Hitachi for about $69. Unless you know something about the HitACHI drive that it should be avoided at all cost?
I know that Hitachi's theory to HDDs is to use smaller platters, which inherently decreases speed, increases heat and noise, and theoretically could increase the odds of failure. Hitachi also isn't considered one of the big HDD manufacturers.
And if you're referring to getting it at $69 through the rebate, the rebate is gone now. It's $85.