Just wondering what you guys think about this setup? Would last for a while? I know all these parts are available to fit the sff. See any potenial problems?
Intel Core 2 3.0 Ghz (per core, factory installed CPU)
8Gb Ram(4x2gb 667 mhz memory speed, non-ecc, non-buffered, 512mb x 4 factory)
256gb ssd from Crucial, they claim will fit no problems
AMD 6570 2gb 128-bit gpu
450 Watt psu
OMM 599 motherboard(factory Optiplex 745 i think)
windows 7 64 bit
Based on all the information i have gathered from crucial, AMD, and Intel, and Dell, this should be a compatible setup. But ive been reading here on this site and trust the advice here...What do you guys think?
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Tigerdirect huh, that ought to be interesting, never heard of anyone having a replacement for 180 watt Dell proprietary SFF psu ( they [TD] don't list any on thier site either )
4x 2Gb of DDR2 can be rather expensive ( guess that's not a factor if you're interested in a 256Gb SSD ) and isn't forward compatible
You only have 1 HD bay, if you get an SSD, you'll need a drive bay adapter and have to install it in the floppy bay or lose your HD
No offence, but the whole idea seems rather silly, you're looking at around $400 or so for hardware to upgrade an outdated Dell
this dell is not the ultra small factory form, its middle of the road. The PSU i have now is 280 watt factory (i thought 450 watt wouldnt be enough)..., i am also using the SSD stand alone(no multiple storage drives), better?