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Old 10-23-2010, 12:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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CPU - AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus 3.0GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor ADX640WFGMBOX 99.99
MOTHERBOARD - ASUS M4A88T-M AM3 AMD 880G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard 94.99
HDD PRIMARY: - Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive 64.99
HDD SECONDARY: - Western Digital Caviar Black WD10000LSRTL 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive 104.99
RAM: - G.SKILL NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL9D-4GBNS 65.99
PSU: - CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply 79.99
CASE: - Rosewill R101-P-BK 120mm Fan MicroATX Mid Tower Computer Case 29.99
KB&M: - Microsoft Wireless Media Desktop 1000 35.91
DISC: - LG WH10LS30K 10X Blu-ray Burner - LightScribe Support - Bulk - Blu-Ray Burners 99.99

Im not sure how good this graphics card is, but i figured i would try it out and if it isnt that great ill upgrade it down the road. Also, i am going to put windows 7 (64 bit) on it. what do you guys thinks? any suggestions or opinions?

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why not just get another 640gb and Raid 0 it and you save 35$ which you can use to buy a better case. And i don't see a video card here, whats your budget on one?

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Default Re: building a new computer, opinions on my hardware......

Maybe he doesn't know about RAID or doesn't want to fiddle with it.

As for the graphic card, I suspect he is using onboard, an ATI Radeon HD 4250.

That RAM looks low-grade, I'd recommend this:
Slower speed, but better cooling.
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