APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This week BUDGET RANGE: $1000 or less After Rebates
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: website editing with Expression Web 3, Photoshop, Word, Excel, Quickbooks Pro, surfing the internet, email, burn DVDs and CDs.
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com,
PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel CPU, Gigabyte MB
OVERCLOCKING: No SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280x1024
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I know I don't "Need" a super fast PC for what I will use it for. I want to try SSD for fist time. I'll use it for my boot drive and a 500GB drive for my stuff. Suggestions on cheaper but good parts? Anything wrong with these choices? Will more memory make a noticeable improvement if I went with 8 GB? In January I built a PC for my wife with almost the same parts list except for SSD and was very happy with the way it turned out. Thanks for any suggestions.
For a non gaming PC ? ditch the SSD and buy a Samsung Spin Point F3 HDD (1TB) - SSD's are great and have excellent read / write speeds, but are of very limited capacity. Your chouce of the WD Caviar series HDD is not a bad one, but the spin points from Samsung are much quicker