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Old 01-21-2013, 05:21 PM   #1
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Default Advice on assignment for Intro to Computing

Hello all,

I am not trying to make it sound like I want you all do my homework for me. The assignment is to create a list of all the hardware and software for your ideal computer (money is no issue). All I'm asking is if my list sounds plausible (could it really exist) or does it just sound like I'm pulling stuff out of nowhere? Thank you!

 Application systems:
 Microsoft Office 2013
 VLC media player
 Adobe Reader
 Notepad
 Google Chrome
 Skype
 Windows Live Essentials
 Enhancemyse7en
 CCleaner
 Switcher
 Defraggler
 Itunes
 Spybot-Search and Destroy
 Norton Internet Security
 Mozy-Hard drive back up
 Operating system:
 Windows 7 Ultimate
 Computer case: Lian Li PC-8FIR Advanced Mid Tower Case- Red Spider Edition (Red aluminum chassis with spider cutout covered with acrylic) with Red Lian Li Aluminum 140mm Spider Fan Grill- 2 x 120mm red LED front fan 1 x 120mm red LED rear fan
 Motherboard:
 ASUS Sabertooth Z77 Intel series 7 ATX- LGA 1155 Intel-HDMI SATA 6GB USB 3.0 Motherboard
 CPU:
 Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Desktop Processor
 Video Card:
 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660-1.5 GB GDDR5 Graphics Card
 Audio Card:
 ASUS Xonar DX Sound card - low profile - 192 kHz - 24-bit
 Hard drive:
 Western Digital Black 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
 Monitor:
 Asus VS247H-P 24-Inch Full-HD LED Monitor
 RAM-
 Ballistix 32GB kit- 8GBx4 Memory DIMM 240-pin DDR3 PC3-12800- RAM
 CPU Cooler:
 Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heat pipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler
 (2) LG Black 14X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM 12X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA BDXL Blu-ray Burner, Bare Drive, 3D Play Back (WH14NS40) OEM
 Power supply unit:
 Silverstone ST56F 560W ATX 12V 2.01 & EPS 12V SLI Ready CrossFire Certified Active PFC Power Supply
 Keyboard:
 Alienware TactX Keyboard
 Mouse pad:
 Red and Black Day of the Dead Mouse pad 9.25" x 7.75"
 Mouse:
 Clear optical acrylic mouse with real tarantula inside with USB connecter and LED light inside
 Speakers:
 Microlab Home Theater Wooden Wireless 2.1 CH PC Multimedia Speakers

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Old 01-22-2013, 01:24 PM   #2
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Check out pcpartpicker.com. It will let you pick parts and then it will tell you if they are compatible or not. You can even sort them by value so you can pick the most expensive one everytime
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