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|3rd June 2010, 11:55||#1|
Would you change anything ? (AMD Built)
I am looking for your help on the following.
I need a PC that can last for the next 4 years (at least)
It will be mainly used for:
- No Games
- Linux Ubuntu (no Win at all !)
- Office application (lot of)
- Light photoretouch
- Heavy Video conversion (AVI -> Mpeg) (ffMpeg, Avidemux, Handbrake...)
- Light Video editing (Handbrake, Cinelerra etc...)
- Light Audio conversion (MP3 - MP3) and (MP3 -AAC)
- It will also serve as small (private) webserver, maybe having 2 VMs running (Webservices and Office/Video conversion)
- Light overclock (for fun mainly)
- Budget € 600 (+/-)
from Alternate website I have come up with the following combination.
*CPUs Socket AM3 AMD Phenom II X6 1055T (to be Future-proof) (or, on the other extreme, Athlon x4 to save money but foreseen a future upgrade)
•Housing Midi TowerAntec Sonata III (500w) (would it be enough power ?)
•CardreadersCard Reader 54 in 1
•DVD-reWriters Serial-ATASamsung SH-S223L
•Motherboard Socket AM3ASRock 890GM PRO3 (USB3 and Sata6 future proof and easy OC)
•Harddisks 3,5 inch SATAWestern Digital WD5001AALS 500 GB (waiting for Sata6 disks)
•OCZ3G1333LV4GK, Gold LV DDR3-1333 OCZ DIMM 4 GB 2x2 Kit (would it OC ?)
I will recycle 2 x 250 GB HD (Western Digital) for back up purpose I have in my old PC and a PCI video capture card.
What do you thing or suggest to change?
|3rd June 2010, 12:31||#2|
Join Date: May 2002
Last edited by jmke : 3rd June 2010 at 12:35.
|3rd June 2010, 20:16||#3|
I agree, if you are running VMs (especially two) then 8GB would be better.
No reason to wait/pay a premium for SATA 3 (6Gb/s) hard disks, the interface won't matter unless looking at SSDs. I would recommend a SATA 2 SSD over a SATA 3 HDD, exactly as JMke already said.
An Antec 500W unit is a little close, but without a GPU and a light OC would be fine.
|3rd June 2010, 22:24||#4|
Join Date: May 2002
Mind the budget of 600EUR...
|4th June 2010, 10:54||#6|
RAM increase (4Gb -> 8GB) will wait for next year :-)
On the contrary for € 5 more I can get a ASrock 880GExtreme3 (instead of the 890GMPro3), would you suggest me to change motherboard ?
(Thanks so far)
Last edited by pcolamar : 4th June 2010 at 10:56.
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