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Old 11-30-2010, 08:44 PM   #1
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Question What can I improove on this build?

I was looking at this and it just doesn't look right. Something is missing or something, I am posting it here to find out what, and if i can save some more dollars and get some more speed.

CPU: AMD Athlon II x4 640 3Ghz: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.540999

CPU Cooler: Corsair H50 Water Cooling kit. (comes with 640)

Mobo: ASus M4a785TD-M Evo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131406

Ram: Mushkin Enhanced Blackline DDR3 1333: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820226131

SSD: Mushkin Enhanced Castillo Deluxe 40Gb: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820226168

Case: Coolermaster HAF 922: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-197-_-Product

PSU: Corsair CMPSU-650TX: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139005

HDD: Seagate Constellation ES 2TB 64Mb: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148610

And the HD 5770 has been Rma'd and is on its way back.

Looking for a XP Pro 64 disk on Ebay.


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Old 11-30-2010, 08:51 PM   #2
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Default Re: What can I improove on this build?

WHy the Constellation drive? A regular 2TB drive from Seagate or WD would be more than adequate. Also, lose the XP-64bit. Driver and program support for that was horrible at best and never got any better.
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I'd say the computer sounds great but why use XP on something like that? I'd definitely go for window 7. Also 4gb is probably enough but if you really want to go all out you could put some more ram in there.
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Old 12-01-2010, 05:37 PM   #4
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Wow, ok, the barracuda drive is $100 less, definatly going with that. Using Xp because its awesome and I really dont like the style and dont use many of the features of 7 and all the stuff in it just noms away at your ram, have an idle of 860mb on my laptop, + some of my games that are really fun (system shock 2, and Far Cry) dont run on it.

Somthings still not right. Missing a key component somewhere...

Somehow everything checks out.
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If you are going back to XP for compatibility, x64 is not the way to go. I can almost guarantee you'll be disappointed with it.
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Old 12-01-2010, 10:15 PM   #6
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Ok, I do remember Vista x64 was faster than a waxed bobsled, but installing anything was a pain in the ***. I may not be going with this yet, my Dell has killed itself *again* its not even funny anymore, im buying a foxxcon board and using this E7500 I found lying around.

The money I get from it(whats left of it, or what it is, depending on how you see it) will go directly twards the build, which, seeing the same model on ebay, will get about half my build out of the way with $350.
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