I do a lotta work on my comp (college) so need all microsoft stuff...excel/word/PwrPt and have a few other designing programs i wouldn't mind having on my comp like MDSolids/Pro-Engineer/AutoCAD...So i want my comp to run up to par if i were to put a few other programs on like these and not have it slow down.
What i really hate is when i am playing a game/watching a movie on my comp and press start to minimize and it takes about 3-4 minutes for my comp to get back into gear and i'm able to click on icons and such...my roomys computer (XPS i think) when u press minimize automatically minimizes and within seconds u are ready to do whatever you want on the desktop.
As of right now I have a Dimension 3000 with a GeFORCE 5500 graphics card and i basically want more. As i said before i'm willing to spend near 800 as i am a poor college student but wish to have a descent computer for my last year of college and a computer that will last and be able to have the capabilities to upgrade for the next 5 years.
Any suggestions for starting out as i know jack crap about building a computer, roomate is a computer engineer so he can help me with that. All i need is a good start of what components i need to start this up, what type of CPU/MB/...etc that could handle what i'm going to be doing.
Thanks a lot
So far here are some ideas as for cards and such:
- DIAMOND X1950PRO512PCIE Radeon X1950PRO 256-bit GDDR3 Video Card
- BFG Tech GeForce 7800GS BFGR78256GSOC Video Card
- NEC Black 18X DVD±R Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Write - OEM
- LG 18X DVD±R DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Write Black IDE Model GSA-H42N-BK - OEM
No ideas for cases and/or fans
- Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
- HITACHI Deskstar T7K500 320GB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Input devices..not a clue maybe wali-world i'll get something cheap
Memory not a clue
Have a Samsung SyncMaster 204B Monitor right now so think i'm good there since i just got it as a gift not too long ago
Again motherboards i don't know and really don't know about what i put above i just saw the ones at newegg that had the best reviews for the prices.
Edited by Jaba the Hut, 28 February 2007 - 11:08 AM.