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Monday, April 28, 2008

Assembling My New Desktop - Deciding on Configuration and Basic Stuff - Part 1

Hi Folks,

Hope you are doing good. This is the part 1 of an n part series, where I'll blog on how I get to assemble my new machine and what factors come up.

Well, I am planning to go in for a newer / meaner home desktop and have zeroed in on the below spec. Just wanted to know your thoughts / views on the same. I have given links to the product's website wherever possible.

1

Processor

Core 2 Duo 2.66 GHz E8200-(6MB L2 cache 2.66Ghz 1333MHz)

Link

2

MotherBoard

Intel DG33TL Intel® G33 Express Chip 1333 FSB

Link

3

RAM

Transcend DDR 2 2 GB 800 Mhz (X 2 = 4GB)

NA

4

Hard Disk

Seagate Sata 2 500 GB (16 MB Buffer)

Link

5

DVD Writer

Lite - On 20X Sata

Link

6

Monitor

ViewSonic 22" VG2230WM TFT Monitor

Link

7

Cabinet

Zebronics Antibiotic 3 LED Fans(1Side,1Black,Hop) Transparent Side Panel, Temperature Display, USB & Audio Port (Without SMPS)

Link

8

Speakers

Logitech M50 MM 5.1 Spkrs

Link

9

Keyboard / Mouse

Logitech Cordless Desktop EX90-Black (Combo) - Wireless

Link

Awaiting your response. I am planning to get the system in the coming week or so.

Cheers!!
Jason

2 comments:

  1. Sanyam said,

    u must go for quad core Q6600 rathar than core 2 duo...

    if urs option is better i would like to know how??

    on 5/06/2008 3:55 PM


  2. JASON S said,

    Hi Sanyam,

    Hope you are doing good.

    Thanks for the suggestion - but I feel that the price that I need to pay for the Quad Core is not really worth.
    The difference in cost between Core 2 Duo and the Quad Core is almost 4,000 and that money isn't really justifiable since I am not planning to run a server out of my desktop.

    Quad Cores perform best in a server environment when you have "n" number of threads spawned for a single process. At home, such a kind of possibilty will not occur for most of the times - hence I will be very content with the Dual Core performance. I was also reading some reviews where it clearly shows the overheads of running a few applications on Quad over a Dual.

    BTW, I did get my home pc ready - will blog on it in the coming days.

    Cheers!!
    Jason

    on 5/06/2008 10:29 PM