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Specs for my new PC for Comment

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by thurman1, Dec 15, 2004.

  1. thurman1

    thurman1 Member

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    Here is what's in my cart at Newegg. Would like to get any thoughts. I'm not a gamer, but I use a dual monitor set up for trading and also plan to set up a digital audio workstation.

    MOBO
    Intel "BOXD915PBLL" 915P Chipset LGA 775 $150

    CPU
    Intel LGA 775 P4 540 3.2 GHz, 800MHz FSB, 1MB L2 Cache $220

    MEMORY
    Crucial Intel Validated 240-Pin 512MB DDR2 PC2-3200
    (2 sticks = 1GB) $285

    VIDEO
    Jaton nVIDIA GeForce FX5200 Video Card, 128MB DDR, Dual VGA, PCI $78

    AUDIO
    M-AUDIO PCI Sound Card w/ MIDI and Digital I/O, Model "Audiophile 2496" $109

    HD
    Hitachi 160GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive $94

    CDRW
    Lite-On Black 52X32X52 CD-RW Drive $20

    CASE
    MGE ATX Mid Tower Case with 400W Power Supply, Model "CAG-M1-BK" $56

    POWER (to replace stock MGE unit)
    Antec P4 ATX12V 400 Watt Power Supply With 2 Fans, Model "SL400" $55


    I spec'ed a similar system at Dell and the prices are about the same. Hopefully I'm getting better components though doing it this way. Tell me if I'm not. Also, do I have the right video card? I had planned on a matrox G450 but I only see it with AGP bus and the LGA 775 Mobo doesn't have AGP slots.

    Thanks
     
  2. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    go with what you have as you can always upgrade better than dell
     
  3. djscoop

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    wouldn't recommend the M-Audio card, only because Digidesign acquired M-Audio a few months ago, so there won't be much support for M-Audio products. When you want to set up a DAW, go with Pro Tools. Its the industry standard. Best audio recording/editing software on the planet. You can get a 2 channel in/out MBOX with Pro Tools 6 for under $500.
     

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