Help with a new pc purchase

  Onecrystallady 18:14 12 Feb 2007
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I am going to be using this PC for a little bit of gaming but mostly movies and music.

Could you please help me and tell me if yall think its a good system.
Thanks

INTEL® Core 2 Duo E6400 (2 X 2.13GHz) 1066MHz FSB/2MB L2 Cache

Memory (RAM)
4096 MB CORSAIR DDR2 667MHz - LIFETIME WARRANTY! (4x1GB)

Motherboard
ECS P965T-A: DUAL DDR2, S-ATA, x16 VGA, 3 PCI/3 PCI-EX

Operating System
WINDOWS® VISTA Home Premium (inc Genuine CD & License) (£70)

USB Options
4 PORT USB 2.0 CARD (TOTAL: 10 USB 2.0 PORTS!)

Memory - 1st Hard Disk
750GB SERIAL ATA II HARD DRIVE WITH 16MB CACHE (7200rpm)

2nd Hard Disk
750GB SERIAL ATA II HARD DRIVE WITH 16MB CACHE (7200rpm)

3rd Hard Disk
750GB SERIAL ATA II HARD DRIVE WITH 16MB CACHE (7200rpm)

1st CD/DVD Drive
18x DVD±RW/RAM + Lightscribe (48 x CD-RW) (£18)

Graphics Card
256MB GEFORCE 7600GT PCI Express + DVI + TV-OUT

Sound Card
Sound Blaster® Audigy® SE with 7.1 Surround Sound: £16

Modem
NONE, I WILL BE USING BROADBAND

Network Facilities
ONBOARD 10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT (ETHERNET)

Floppy Disk Drive
1.44MB - 3.5" Floppy Disk Drive

Case
Stylish Silver/Black Sigma case + 2 front USB

Power Supply & cooling
700W Quiet Quad Rail PSU incl Case Fan & CPU Cooler (£99)

TV Card
DIGITAL SATELLITE TV CARD (Connect Satellite to your PC) £29

Office Software
OFFICE 2007 HOME STUDENT (Word/Excel/Pwr Pnt/One Note) (£79)

  Totally-braindead 18:17 12 Feb 2007

Very nice. Two questions. How much and why do you need 3 very large hard drives as it seems a bit extreme to me?

  skidzy 18:18 12 Feb 2007

Will meet your needs easily.

  Onecrystallady 18:24 12 Feb 2007

I download a lot of music and movies off of itunes and the like and i havent quite gotten the hang of backing up to cd yet. I havent found an idiot proof program

  Onecrystallady 18:25 12 Feb 2007

1750 is the cost after vat

  wjrt 18:27 12 Feb 2007

for the overall specs think you are being too niggardly with the graphics card

  Totally-braindead 18:33 12 Feb 2007

Well its certainly quite a high end system. I would recommend you get an external hard drive and something like Acronis 10 for back ups as if something does fail you can lose whatever is on the computer.
I do think 3 750 gig hard drives is a bit over the top though, even for movies. But I suppose if you have setup like that you would never need to delete anything ever again.

  skidzy 18:33 12 Feb 2007

No program is foolproof,any file is open to corruption as is harddrive data.
To back up your movies and music ...i would suggest burn them to disc and play them,this will enable you to find if your happy with the quality and this is your backup.
If you rely to much on one backup,lets say the hardrive and this becomes corrupted..you may lose everything.
So backup twice is my advice.

  Totally-braindead 18:34 12 Feb 2007

Thought of that wjrt but she did say she just does a little bit of gaming and the 7600GT will certainly do that.

  skidzy 18:37 12 Feb 2007

Sorry TB,we posted same time.I didnt mean to contradict your advice at all..just pointing out harddrives can fail,and assuming these big drives are going to hold a lot of data...best to have a working disc of the data.

750 gig of movies is a lot to possibly lose,even more so if 2 of the drives are filled.There again,a lot of discs i guess.

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