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 Post subject: New(ish) Desktop Build
PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 12:38 pm 
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After several months of stability problems my 6 year old desktop computer seems to have finally died. I was pretty happy with it's performance and am looking to build a modest upgrade from its Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz base. I'd prefer something a tad smaller so I'm going with a microATX build. Mostly just gonna use it to listen to music, web browsing, torrenting, a little gaming (minecraft, KSP, simcity). The OS will be either Fedora or Debian Linux. My budget is $500.

Things I already have:
nVidia GTS 250 video card (not looking to upgrade it at this time)
M-Audio 5.1 Revolutions sound card (needs PCI slot)
keyboard
monitor

What I have in mind to buy:
http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Publi ... r=16931529

I'm looking for a small, cheap, reliable SSD to install the OS on. The home partition will be on a harddrive I already have.

Thanks! Be brutal!


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 Post subject: Re: New(ish) Desktop Build
PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 2:31 pm 
Smithfield
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Don't really like the power supply. I'd swap it for a Seasonic, Antec, or Corsair model. And with the SSD... I'm not really sure about ADATA.


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 Post subject: Re: New(ish) Desktop Build
PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 6:56 pm 
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PC Power & Cooling is the high-end PSU company owned by OCZ - I think it's a pretty good brand so I think you should be good (I have a 950W already bought for my next build). 400W will eventually limit the GPU you can add if you decide to do that later.

I've never used Adata SSD, but you can try it; if you do, let us know how it turns out. I would recommend a larger SSD. Personally, 250GB is the new sweet spot, but for $30 more than what you're spending you can easily get an Samsung 830 that's twice the size.

Hope this helps.


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