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Point made (I have 32-bit Win 7 RC1 installed).
I find that data files on a system are not germane to system functionality...more often, it's the applications that are loaded and those which initiate at startup unnecessarily...that turn into "system killers."
I've been too lazy to install the WIn7 RC lol.
$400 will buy you a good computer that will do what you want for a long while (well the parts you need anyway). I suggest you check this guide out. The guy that wrote it is not particular to a brand, just the one that gives the best performance per dollar at the time he writes his guide. This one is his 4th I think, and he updates them until it is just better to rewrite the thing lol. I wish I had "known" him before I built this rig, I certainly would have saved a ton of money and had an equally performing computer. Anyway, I think you will find somethings in there that will surprise you (in a good way) and you will see that $400 goes a lot further than you think.
I forgot to mention cases in my last post. I won't recommend one because I've only built this one computer and used this one case. I have an ANTEC 900, the original one, not the newer one. It's a pretty good case with great cooling, but it's kind of cramped for building. I bought it because the day I walked into Fry's to look, it was on sale for $59.00. I don't know why. Maybe that particular store bought too many of them by mistake or something, but it was a $139 case at the time for $59 and it blew the other cases in that price range ($59) out of the water. So MY suggestion is the day you decide to order your parts or case, go to a fry's, or whatever big box store store that has decently priced computer parts that is near you, (if any lol) and see if they have something good on sale for some wickedly low, unadvertised price. If so, buy it. if not then go ahead and order whatever you were going to order in the first place.
As for a 64 bit system? One thing that WILL "future proof" your computer is RAM. You need the 64 bit system you use over 3.5 GB's of RAM (as I'm sure you know). Also, SOMEONE is going to want a video of this service or that service because they were at such and such's house and THEIR church had DVD's of THEIR services so why can't we........ you known the drill. Every video editing program I know of renders faster on a 64 bit system than a 32 bit system, some as much as 250% faster. Chances are that if you are the poor sap who got tapped to upgrade the computer, you will be the poor sap in charge of rendering editing the video lol. Take it from me (I tape and edit for my buddies church), you will appreciate that time savings.............. you'll also buy two more sticks or RAAM and bump that baby up to 8GB's lol.
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