Re: New computer planned
On Tue, Feb 21, 2012 at 10:58:03PM +0000, Sian Mountbatten wrote:
> The computer consultant has actually printed out on a piece of
> A5-sized paper just what he's offering. I'm going to ignore the
> Intel Core i3-2100 with 4GB DDR3 1333MHz RAM and get the higher
> spec. machine.
> It will have Intel Core i5-2400 3.10GHz Socket LGA1155, MSI Z68S REV
> B3 motherboard, 8GB DDR3 1600MHz RAM, Nvidia GeForce 8800GT 256MB
> PCI-Express graphics, an SSD OCZ Agility 3 120GB 2.5" SATA instead
> of a hard disk drive, a Samsung DVD-RW SATA, Onboard 7.1 channel HD
> Audio, Onboard 10/100/1000 Mbps Lan, 802.11B/G/N WiFi, an ATX +
> Cooler Master 450W PSU and NO OS. He knows I use Linux. He's going
> to charge me £599 and I think it's worth the money, because if
> anything goes wrong, he's just downstairs.
If you're going with an NVidia card, use a GT220 or 430. They
are reasonably cheap, and are the highest end cards for which
all functions are completely supported.
The 8800GT is a power-sucking beast from a previous generation.
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