Proposed new build for checking

  Audio~~Chip 22:55 26 Oct 2008
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took me all weekend to do this, just need a second opinion please. Not sure how big a power supply would be needed, I was hoping to use a 520w which come in a case from Aria.co.uk called Arianet Xen MIDI case code #27725 as it saves a little. Any my list as follows, anything missing please let us know.

Arianet Xen MIDI case with 520w PSU
Gigabyte GA-EP35C-DS3R P35 Socket 775 M/Board
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz (Ret 775)1333MHz
4GB PC2-8500 DDR1066 Crucial CT2KIT25664AA1067
Asus Extreme 8500GT 512MB Silent PCI-E (Aria)
52in1 Card Reader with USB 2 port
Liteon DH-20A4P-12C 20x DVD Re-Wtr Black
500GB Samsung Spinpoint 501LJ SATA2 16MB
Windows Vista Premium 64bit OEM with SP1
Kaspersky internet Security 2009

Think I covered everything, most stuff is from Aria.co.uk as their local to me.

If there is anything wrong or some improvement with out breaking the bank anymore then please let me know.

  Forum Editor 23:22 26 Oct 2008

to Consumerwatch.

  Audio~~Chip 23:30 26 Oct 2008

I put it in the Vista forum because I am trying to avoid any vista compatibilty issues.

  Audio~~Chip 00:23 27 Oct 2008

Can I just ask why you moved my post to the Consumerwatch forum. This is a machine I have I am proposing to build myself by buying the parts not having anyone else do it.

I just wanted a second opinion on compatiblty for the items I choose with Vista Premium 64bit. Thanks.

  Audio~~Chip 09:36 27 Oct 2008

is ok and suggest the correct PSU in watts please.

  I am Spartacus 11:39 27 Oct 2008

What will you be using it for?

The case including PSU is £24 (assuming it's the Arianet Xen MIDI case Quickcode: #27725 ). I doubt the PSU will be very good quality at that price and it's worth spending more on a decent one. If it fails it coudl take out a lot of other components.

  Audio~~Chip 12:14 27 Oct 2008

How about Aria Code 26933 600Watt. Or any you recomend. Its not going to be used for Game use but DVD use, pictures, media & office work. Will be doing a fair bit of presentations and burning to DVD's

  I am Spartacus 12:23 27 Oct 2008

I have the GameStream 600W version of that PSU and it's been excellent (had it nearly 2 years now).

Downgrading to 2GB RAM will save a bit of cash. If you do downgrade the RAM you could use Vista 32 bit with a reduced risk of incompatible drivers for the 64 bit version.

According to the Kaspersky site Internet Security 2009 will work with 32/64bit Vista.

If you have plans to do any video rendering I would recommend a Quad Core CPU, the Q6600 is excellent value at the moment even though it's an older one.

  Audio~~Chip 20:33 27 Oct 2008

Thanks for the reply!. What is video rendering ?, is this the same as like editing video ? as in DVD format ?

  I am Spartacus 22:47 27 Oct 2008

Rendering is converting video output to a different format e.g. AVI from a camcorder to VOB files to play on DVD players. You will only benefit from Quad Core if the software is multicore aware. I'm using Adobe Premiere Elements 3.0 which uses all 4 cores.

  Audio~~Chip 23:08 27 Oct 2008

Can stretch to the Quad core, and its a possiblity I may be doing Camcorder work down the line soon. I may be also using the Photoshop Elements possibly at some stage or premiere ?

Thanks again.

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