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November 1, 2010 12:57:01 AM

Hello,

Although it is still working, I am going to replace my E6600, Asus 5B MB, 7600 GT GPU Windows XP...I am looking at the following. All comments are welcome. Anything that should be changed?

Case Antec P183 Black Aluminum / Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


PS Antec TruePower New TP-750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


MB GIGABYTE GA-P55-USB3 LGA 1156 Intel P55 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


CPU Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80605I5760
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU Fan ZALMAN CNPS10X QUIET 120mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Ram Mushkin Enhanced Ridgeback 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 996826
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


GPU ASUS ENGTX460 DIRECTCU/G/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


HD #1 Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000HLFS 300GB 10000 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HD Storage Western Digital Caviar Black WD10000LSRTL 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Card Reader Silverstone FP34-B USB 2.0 Card Reader
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit edition


If you know of some parts that may make this better please let me know. I would prefer to keep the dollars the same or less.

Thank you

Elliot

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November 1, 2010 1:17:37 AM

Save yourself a ton and get the OEM version of the 1TB caviar black, its the same drive but it doesnt come in the pretty box and doesnt make you pay $15 for shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I would drop the velociRaptor either entirely, or replace it with a small SSD to serve as a boot drive, it will be faster than the Raptor which is now based on older tech and is still way more expensive than it should be.
November 1, 2010 1:35:07 AM
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November 1, 2010 4:27:19 AM

Thank you for the input. I have a few questions, please.

Would I notice a big difference in 8 gb over the 4 RAM for a NON-gaming machine?

Anyone know a firm in Austin that can put this together with parts from Newegg?

How is this MB and PSU?

Elliot

November 1, 2010 1:59:34 PM

elazarus said:
Thank you for the input. I have a few questions, please.

Would I notice a big difference in 8 gb over the 4 RAM for a NON-gaming machine?

Anyone know a firm in Austin that can put this together with parts from Newegg?

How is this MB and PSU?

Elliot


1. What will you be doing with it? Browsing the web, def not. Video editing, HD video editing, Photoshop I'd go with 8GB.

2.nope.

3. PSU looks good. The mobo has some bad reviews, even on newegg feedback. lots of defects. Heres the one I'm getting http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131621&cm_re=ASUS_P7P55D-E_Pro-_-13-131-621-_-Product - $180. If you don't plan on ever using two graphics cards then don't get this mobo. Let me know and ill suggest a different one.
November 1, 2010 2:23:40 PM

Hi. Thanks for your input.

I have online stores so all day I use Firefox, Quickbooks, Outlook and I do some Digital Photography post processing. Often I take RAW pictures of my products and convert to .TIF files which are 88mb each (usually about 10 pictures at a time) but process one at a time. Then compress them for the web in .JPG.

I do not plan on ever using 2 graphics cards.....and I am not adverse to using another brand of MB.

Elliot
November 1, 2010 2:33:50 PM

elazarus said:
Hi. Thanks for your input.

I have online stores so all day I use Firefox, Quickbooks, Outlook and I do some Digital Photography post processing. Often I take RAW pictures of my products and convert to .TIF files which are 88mb each (usually about 10 pictures at a time) but process one at a time. Then compress them for the web in .JPG.

I do not plan on ever using 2 graphics cards.....and I am not adverse to using another brand of MB.

Elliot


I think with what you mentioned above, you'd be much better off using an i7 950 than a i5 760. i7 is faster with photo editing / file converting.
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/100?vs=191

and yes for that I'd get 8GB of ram, obviously it can be done with 4.
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