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Old 02-17-2009, 09:27 AM   #21 (permalink)
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The HD 4350 has more memory, and more to the core clock. It also supports DirectX 10.1 and OpenGL 2.0, where as the 7100gs only supports DirectX 9 and regular OpenGL. And it supports a higher resolution and HDTV. Overall the 4350 would be a lot better.

Go with 64bit since you're getting 4Gb of ram. 32bit only recognizes something like 3Gb of ram.
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For it her will recognize upwards of 3.5 Gigs.
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Old 02-17-2009, 10:24 AM   #23 (permalink)
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HD 350 and 64 bit it is then! I realised I forgot to include a CD/DVD drive in my list. I've seen some nice slim line ones but will they fit in a desktop case or are they for notebooks?

As for the power, would it make a massive difference if I got the eco one? Why are some more expensive/better than others?
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As for the power, would it make a massive difference if I got the eco one? Why are some more expensive/better than others?
I don't think a massive difference, but a noticeable one if you really looked. Some are more expensive not because of the brand name but their quality build. Buying a cheap PSU has a higher chance of failing than expensive ones. The PSU I suggested earlier (Corsair 400CX) is a little pricey, but it's the highest quality out of the choices posted here. And it is also eco friendly I believe. It is 80 Plus Certified. So that means it has more than an 80% efficiency at up to 100% load.

The Compucase Green Earth PSU you posted earlier looks to be 80 Plus Certified too.

It's your choice. I'm not forcing you to go with the Corsair. I'm just recommending.
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Ok cool, if the PSU fails at any time, can I just replace it straight away with another?
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Of course you can. I don't see why not.
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Ok thanks for your help. I think I might go with the eco one as it's a bit cheaper and I've never had a PSU failure in any of the 6 or so computers I've had. Does it effect the efficiency or anything else? Why do some people require alot of wattage?
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The eco one looks ok, and it's 80 Plus Certified. So I guess you're good to go.

Some people go for the high wattage PSUs depending on the system they're building. Some build computers with multiple massive graphic cards, 4+ hard drives, watercooling, etc.
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Oh right. I'll have just the one 512mb graphics card, one HDD and a CD/DVD drive. Would the slim line CD/DVD drives fit in a desktop case or are they for notebooks?
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I believe they're designed for notebooks.
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