Going to order PC wid following specs...Kindly comment

mavrick81

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Hi Guyz...finally i am going to order my first pc...i will be using this pc for office work to gaming...so basically it covers everything... here the specs...


*INTEL CORE 2 DUO E7400 2.8Ghz (3MB CACHE - 1066Mhz FSB)
*ASUS (INTEL) P5QL PRO INTEL P43+ICH10R 1600 FSB (LGA775-SND+LAN-DDR2) PCX SLOT
*CORSAIR XMS2 DHX TWIN2X4096-6400C5DHX/800 BUS (2GBx2) XMS2 DUAL MEMORY KIT (DHX)
*Palit GeForce GTX 260 Sonic 216SP 55nm Graphics Card
*SEAGATE 500GB 3.5" HDD 7200RPM 16MB Cache (ST-3500418AS)
*SAMSUNG DVDRW 22X DL (SH-S222A)
*COOLER MASTER CHASSIS CM 690
*COOLER MASTER 600 WATTS EXTREME POWER SLI READY (RP-600-PCAR)
*SAMSUNG 933BW 19" BLACK WIDESCREEN

* i would not like to get AMD system.

Guys i am going to order this in the next 2 days...so please comment about the specs... i am not planning to do OC, i am not planning to go towards sli/crossfire (not a gaming freak), would not be very comfortable to upgrade any component before 18-20 months and the resolution i will be using will be 1440....

Is this system good enough for next 18-20 months ?
 
The PSU isn't very good. You can do better at that price:
BFG LS-550
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817702008&Tpk=LS-550

Or, if you have to have modular:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341017
(the free shipping makes this as inexpensive as your pick)

Ideally, you would get something higher quality than either of those:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371020

I would probably use this Gigabyte board, but the P5QL Pro is fine too:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128380

There is no reason to pay that much for RAM. This is just as good or better:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231209


 
Thats a great psu, been using that one for over 3 years now with a heavy overclock, however I agree, you can get a better one for the money, especially with neweggs memorial day deals.

Are you sure it's that exact model? They have a bad habit of small model number changes.
 

Shnur

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Office work on a 19" screen... sucks.
You can't see a full page of text... 22" are good because you have 1080 pixels vertically, which makes you able to see a full page with the Windows taskbar and other application bars (ie Work 2007).
Go for a 22", they're cheap now and you get a nice result, you'll be happy with the investment :)
 
Mine says RS-500-PCAR. Not sure why it says 500, the sticker and box say Extreme Power 600w.
Its only 70% eff, no PFC or anything. I bought it for $60 when I built my C2D system before I knew what I know now about power supplies. I wouldnt pay that again knowing I could get a good OCZ, BFG or Corsair for about that with rebate but it has been a great power supply. Wouldnt hesitate to recommend it if the price was right.

I have a brand new OCZ Fatality 550w and a Antec 300 sitting in my closet for my next build. Probably will be a i5 or AM3 system, time will tell whats the best bang for the buck when I'm ready to upgrade. Will probably give this pc to my Dad.

That actually makes sense :) From what I could see, your PSU was originally a Seventeam 500W rated at 600W peak. I think that was the main complaint in the reviews.

I have a strong prejudice against both CM and Thermaltake PSUs because of the way they send out one model for review and then market another very similar sounding unit.