Hello there, My computer broke and I'm in need of a new one. I'm not very good with hardware and whatnot.
So I'd love some input/feedback of the setup I have chosen for the barebone of my PC.
What I will use it for:
Animation course at Uni. At the moment I run, Macromedia Flash and Photoshop as my main programs (often in conjunction, hence the dual core), but will also be using Maya 3D animation program as various other intensive programs in need of a great PC.
CPU - Intel Pentium D 950 Dual Core 3.40GHz FSB 800 2 X 2mb LGA 775
MOBO - Asus P5WD2-E Premium 975 x LGA 775 2 X PCI-E 16x - This is expensive :'(
RAM - 2 x Kingston Value Ram 1GB 533MHz DDR2 Non-ECC CL4 DIMM
PSU - Antec SmartPower 2.0 400W PSU - Atx 2.01 Dual Rails
Note: I am using Ebuyer as a reference but will probably buy it elsewhere.
I've focused on the CPU as a base, and built up from that.
I don't mind either Intel or AMD, but for me the Intel seemed better value for money (Oh, and I won't be overclocking, just btw).
I havn't allocated money for a graphics card, however prehaps it might be needed. I was just going with the words on the sticky:
"I am not going to be gaming"
Good for you. You just saved yourself a couple hundred bucks on not buying a video card.
What do you think? Anything you think is bad, or if I chose things that don't fit together
EDIT: Oh, and please note, I have a copy of windows and harddrive along with optical drives from my old PC.