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Any thoughts about this specs?

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#1 DarkNight


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Posted 18 December 2008 - 09:18 AM

Hi,I was wondering if this specs is ok.
I'm not a serious gamer,just for browsing and some editing stuff.

Intel Pentium Dual Core Processor E5200 ( 2.50GHz 800MHz 2MB L2 Cache )

Kingston 2GB DDR2 667 Desktop Value RAM

Biostar Intel G31 Chipset µATX Motherboard

Galaxy 8400GS 256MB DDR2 64bit PCI-E Graphics Accelerator Card

WD 160GB 7200rpm SATA2 Hard Disk Drive

LG Dual Layer DVD Burner SATA Drive

Basic Tower Chassis with Max.400watt PSU

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#2 dpunisher


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Posted 18 December 2008 - 11:04 AM

Just random stuff.

The E5200 is a great budget processor. I have 2, maybe 3 builds with those so far and no complaints. Not so hot on the motherboard, but I do have a bias against Biostar, ECS and some MSI products. You are also getting a video card, so I am not sure as to the reason you are going with a G31 chipset, which has onboard video already. The BIOSTAR G31-M7G even has DVI out onboard already. You can get 4 gigs of DDR2 800 for under $30 with rebate now. Nice to have the extra if running Vista/Vista 64. You can get several different 320gig hard drives for under $50 as well.

That being said, the parts you have listed should work fine together for your intended purpose.

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#3 Vaerli


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Posted 18 December 2008 - 07:13 PM

Uhm, how much is this costing, about? Is it all from newegg?

Overall it looks good, but make sure you want a microATX size motherboard, and not a normal ATX size. Typically you pay more for less the smaller the motherboard.

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 10:38 PM

I suggest getting as much RAM as possible, future applications will demand more of it. Once you reach 4GB of RAM, you should get Vista 64-bit to use it all. I also suggest a higher capacity drive, storage is cheap so get as much as you can afford. Why did you decide on a microATX board? It generally is not the best choice unless you are building a small form factor PC. Finally, I suggest getting a power supply that is not included with the case. Most which are included are not that good



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