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25 Sep 2012   #11
The Unofficial

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Okay, but the i5 processor I was looking at was already in that price range. So why am I downgrading the CPU if i'm trying to stay in the same price range?


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25 Sep 2012   #12
The Unofficial

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25 Sep 2012   #13
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

The CPU/RAM combination you have selected is $247 combined.

I'm suggesting something like 80 SSD, 25 RAM, 142 CPU instead. That's 247 combined.
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25 Sep 2012   #14
The Unofficial

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Okay. I'll rework it and repost the results.
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25 Sep 2012   #15
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Unofficial View Post
Bigger than you need for OS/applications.

Stay with 80 GB at most. Use the savings toward a stronger CPU first and the additional 4 GB of RAM second.

I see good ones for $85 at Newegg.
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25 Sep 2012   #16
ignatzatsonic

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Newegg.com - Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Newegg.com - SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC064B/WW 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)


Above are 2 excellent 64 GB SSDs for 73 and 75 dollars.

Several highly experienced people on this forum use SSDs of this size with no issues.

I have an 80 GB SSD with 55 installed applications on Win 7 Home Premium. Total space occupied: 30 GB.

I don't think you'll have any issues with 64 GB given the user profile you have suggested.

If you want to move up to $95, I'd probably get this one, a 90 GB Kingston:

Newegg.com - Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/90G 2.5" 90GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (Stand-Alone Drive)
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25 Sep 2012   #17
The Unofficial

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Thank you very much. I chose the Samsung for the faster read/write speed and the $2 less. I chose the i3-3225 for my CPU for $145, and 4GB's RAM for $12. THe new grand total is $1,027.


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25 Sep 2012   #18
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Unofficial View Post
Thank you very much. I chose the Samsung for the faster read/write speed and the $2 less. I chose the i3-3225 for my CPU for $145, and 4GB's RAM for $12. THe new grand total is $1,027.
OK; I see the Kingston RAM. It's OK as far as I know.

I might possibly quibble with your motherboard, but they are a crapshoot anyway---all have a certain failure/frustration rate.
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25 Sep 2012   #19
The Unofficial

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Well, the motherboard + RAM was a combo. Making $20 RAM become $12 RAM. The combo gave me a -$8 discount. Yeah, the motherboard is pretty cheap, but then, its an easy price cutting point. My last one was a Biostar TZ77B, and couldn't be more happy with it, but it was closer to $100.
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25 Sep 2012   #20
ignatzatsonic

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OK.

Good luck.

Leave the HDD unconnected when you install Windows to the SSD.

You'll likely have to reassign user folders to the HDD.
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