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Old 04-20-2009, 11:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I need to spec out a PC for my job for some employees who work with 3D Modeling programs. Currently they are using some POS hp that can barley handle the program. I don't need a HDD since i would just drop the current one in, and it's running Windows XP 32-bit. Here's what I spec'd out, I am open to suggestions. Comments?

Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel , SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Power Supplies

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Newegg.com - G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

Newegg.com - PNY VCQFX370-PCIE-PB Quadro FX370 256MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 Workstation Video Card - Workstation Graphics / Video Cards

Newegg.com - LG Black 22X (CAV) DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X (CAV) DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVDR DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners

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Nothing I can think of changing, it's a good build.
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Looks good to me
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More RAM would be better, but 32-bit can only work with 3.5GB.

Be sure to use Sysprep to prepare your Windows installation for transfer to its new home.
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More RAM would be better, but 32-bit can only work with 3.5GB.

Be sure to use Sysprep to prepare your Windows installation for transfer to its new home.
Well I've been debating whether or not to do 4GB. I was thinking of just doing 3 x 1GB sticks. Which should i do?

Edit: I'm going with this RAM:

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Good choice of RAM.
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Um...nothing to contribute?

OP: That RAM you picked out is pretty nice, and the rest of the build seems pretty solid. Looks like you have a winner.
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