I have a 10 yr old + Compaq & it just canít take it any more.
Iím looking for something like light gamming, HEAVY multitasking.
I want a full system tray with lots of anti virus etc running in the back ground copy a dvd & never see a flash light or hour glass again.
May try a bit of video editing, a little Photoshop, maybe some video capturing, coping old family VHS to DVD & I use windows office.
Just want to be able to do a bit of everything I canít do now. Bang for the buck!!
I will be using my old CRT monitor, mouse, keyboard, webcam & speakers for now. Will upgrade these later when funds are available.
This looks like it can be up graded to quad when prices drop & going 64 bit should not be a problem. When I go from 32.
I am NOT a teckie so please go easy on any technical issues.
Will all these things work together & fit with no problems.
Want Quality products for reliability, durability.
AMD Athlon X2 7850 Black Edition Processor AD785ZWCGHBOX - 2.80GHz, Socket AM2+, 2MB L3 Cache, 3600 MT/s FSB, Kuma, Unlocked Multiplier
At this time will not OC till I learn more about it. Reliability & Dependability is more important. Heat sink for this ok?
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Processor ADV6000IAA5DO - 3.10GHz, 1MB Cache, 2000MHz FSB, Brisbane, Dual-Core, OEM. Socket AM2, Processor
Cpu http://www.tigerdire...p?EdpNo=4361687 $80.00
Mb Gigabyte MA770-UD3 Motherboard - AMD 770, Socket AM2+, ATX, PCI-Express 2.0,2 Gigabit, S/PDIF, Firewire, USB 2.0, RAID
On board sound should be fine for now.
Corsair XMS2 TWIN2X 4096MB PC8500 Memory - DDR2 1066MHz Dual Channel (2x2048) CL7
Will the 1066mhz be recognized by mb & cpu? I know xp will only recognize 3 gig.
LG GH22LS30 Super Multi DVD Rewriter with Lightscribe OEM - 22x, 8x DVD+RW, 6x DVD-RW, 12x DVD-RAM, 22x DVD-R, 48x CD-R, 32x CD-RW, Lightscribe, Black, SATA
Ultra LSP650 650-Watt Power Supply - ATX, SATA-Ready, SLI-Ready, 135mm Fan
I donít think I need SLI since Iím only going to use 1 vid graphicsí card
vid cards EVGA GeForce 9500 GT Video Card - 512MB DDR2, PCI Express 2.0, SLI Support, (Dual Link) Dual DVI, HDTV, VGA Support
Microsoft Windows XP Pro SP3 OEM Version
Will use this till the new Windows 7 arrives.
Hard drive: Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive - OEM $80.00
tiger direct doesnít seem to carry this.
Apevia X-Jupiter Jr.G Type ATX Mid-Tower Case - Black, Clear Side, Front USB and Firewire Ports 3 120mm ports 2 included.
I plan on adding the 3rd fan. Is the fan controller a good idea? Clear side would be nice with fan air flow directed to The cpu.
Misc: silver & antistatic.
Am I forgetting anything? Hardware, ram Or hard drive coolers (heat sinks) cables etc.
This comes in at a little over $700.00 retail thru Comp USA (tiger direct)
Iím using them because Comp usa is local & I will have a person to deal with in case of problems.
I of course would like to see the price lowered but I donít want to upgrade for a long time.
Thanks in advance: