fuwell computer shop,
PROCESSOR: Msi k9n neo-f sata2/gbe/sound $288
MEMORY: Pc 5300 kingston ddr2 cl5 1gb $60
HARD DISK: Seagate 160gb 5yrs 89 $113
GRAPHICS CARD: Leadtek px8600gt 256mb ddr3 $199
POWER SUPPLY UNIT: Coolermaster extreme 430w $69
CASING: Coolermaster elite 340 + side window $59
CD-DRIVE: Sony dru-840a 18x dvd+rw dl/ram $58
mpc computer shop,
PROCESSOR + MOTHERBOARD: asus p5vd2-mx p4m890/vga/d2/c2d E4400 $282
MEMORY: Kingston pc2-5300 CL5 $63
HARD DISK: Seagate 160gb 7200 5yr warranty $88
GRAPHICS CARD: Leadtek px8600gt 256mb pcie $195
CD-DRIVE: Asus drw-1814 18x lightscribe $56
SOUND-CARD: Creative audigy valu 7.1 pci sound $47
POWER SUPPLY UNIT: Cooler master rs-430 430W $56
CASING: Asus ta863 full tower casing $55
please comment on my selected builds.
EDIT: my requirements are to play games like counterstrike and warcraft at optimum performance and work with intense programs like anti virus, digital editing programs like photoshop and be able to alt-tab to programs no longer than 2 sseconds.
1. reliability or quality
it would be great if you could tell me how you compare both builds, through the pros and cons, and arriving at a final conclusion which one is better.
i appreciate ur honest comments and please guide me as i am building a computer of my own for the first time.
i would also want to know, if there is any thing that i left out, or anything that i could replace so as to get better quality gadgets at similar prices.
another enquiry, can the drive that i selected in any of the 2 builds be able to read cds, write cds, read dvd cds, write dvd cds,burn cds and rip from music cds?
one last note: can i install windows xp home edition in this build? coz i have disks that was previously used by the old computer for reformating. there are 2 disks with ACER trademark written on it.