Originally posted by Alex81388
I would recommend going Intel on this one. But that's just me, and I'm more of an AMD guy.
Take advantage of DDR2, and get an aftermarket quiet cooler.
Is DDR2 that much faster? Are there any more reasons why you would choose a Pentium here? Would anyone else choose a pentium here? and if so, why?
Originally posted by Hacp
I don't think having IDE drives for Raid would be optimal.... (I'm pretty sure that the drives on sale at best buy were IDE)
By the way, look into dual core. The 4200+ ones are pretty cheat, 525 for OEM.
Yea they are all IDE drives. I looking into a Raid setup pretty much for for back up purposes... im not very good about backing things up... and i recently had a hard drive crash on me, and lost a lot of music id written over the last 2-3 years... so i thought having an exact copy of that drive would've been handy...
I dont know if its possible or not, but i wanted to have 2 drives, a (a C:\ and a D:\) each with a back up copy of itself... one drive would be used for my OS, games and regular junk... and the other would be dedicated to music recording...
Also, i dont know much about dual core computers... does anyone know of any comparisons of Dual core vs single core chips?