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?
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No offence, but the whole idea seems rather silly, you're looking at around $400 or so for hardware to upgrade an outdated Dell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?