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  5. images/bd10265.gif Windows 7 Comparison Chart

For proper Display (1024x768). When Printing, change your Printer Driver properties from Portrait to Landscape mode. Otherwise, you may not be able to print this worksheet with all Part Numbers viewed. Enjoy! GB

    DDR3 By Joe Whinery

9/10/2009

   
     

Quad  Core - AM3

Directron

NewEgg

  Item Brand Model Est. Price

 

Part Numbers

 

1.) Case CoolerMaster Elite 330 - RC-330

$39.99

 

CS-RC-330-KKN1

NewEgg

1a.) Case PSU CoolMax COOLMAX NW-650B

$54.99

 

PSU-NW-650B

ZipZoomfly

2.) DVD-ROM Sony DVD-ROM DDU1678A PATA (OEM)

$17.99

 

DDU1678A

NewEgg
3a.) DVD+-RW Lite-On iHAS424 - 24x SATA Burner     iHAS424 iHAS424
3c.)   Lite-On iHAP422 PATA Burner (Retail) $29.99  

iHAP422

iHAP422

3d.)   LG Commercial WH08LS20 SATA Blu-Ray 8X BD-R Burner  

WH08LS20 (OEM)

WH08LS20 (Retail)
4.) CPU AMD Phenom Phenom II X4 955 (125W)

$169.99

 

ZipZoomfly

Phenom II X4 955

5.) Fan Included with Retail Box - Phenom     ^  
6.) SATA II HD Seagate ST3320613AS - 320GB $47.99  

ST3320418AS 16MB Cache

ST3320418AS

7.)   Seagate ST3320613AS - 320GB $47.99  

For Backup / Imaging <$0.20 per GB

8a.) Keyboard Logitech Wireless MX 3200 $77.99  

Wireless MX 3200

Wireless MX 3200
8b.)   Microsoft PS2 / USB Business Hardware Pack     Amazon A4B-00007 ZipZoomfly
9a.) Memory Mushkin 4GB -1333 996585 (2x2GB) 4GB $84.99   996585 996585
9b.)   OCZ 4GB - 1333 OCZ3P1333LV4GK (2 x 2GB)    

ZipZoomfly

OCZ3P1333LV4GK
10a.) LCD Monitor Acer Monitors X233H 23"     Amazon X233H bd X233Hbid
11.) MotherBoard Gigabyte DDR3 GA-MA790GPT-UD3H - DDR3 $114.99   ZipZoomfly GA-MA790GPT-UD3H
    Gigabyte DDR2 GA-MA790GP-UD4H - DDR2     GA-MA790GP-UD4H ZipZoomfly
12.) Mouse Logitech Included in Wireless Desktop      
13.) OS Windows 7 Windows 7 Pro 64bit OEM $139.99  

Win 7 Pro 64 OEM

NewEgg
14.) Speakers Altec Lansing BXR1121 (2.1) $24.99  

BXR1121

BXR1121
15.) BackUp Soft Casper Casper 5.0 $50.00  

Get Online Only!

 
    Acronis Acronis True Image Home 2010   Special Offer - UGR Code: UGTIH2010
16.) Video Card

Video Card is optional, Vista compatible + HDCP Compliant video on motherboard.

 
   

 

  Total ...

=

$901.88

     
  Something else to consider below!!        
    The Hanns G 28" monitor is the best I have seen yet.  

 

 

18a.) Monitor Samsung Samsung T240HD $299.29   Provantage T240HD Samsung T240HD
18b.)   Hanns G HG281DPB    

HG-281DPB

HG-281DPB

18c.)   ViewSonic VX2835wm    

VX2835wm

VX2835wm
19a.) Router LinkSys (10/100) WRT54GL Wireless-G $59.99  

WRT54GL

WRT54GL

    Look for this Router above on sale locally for <$50.00  

 

 

19b.)   D-Link DIR-655 Gigabit Router     ZipZoomfly DIR-655
20.) Mobile Rack

Kingwin

HD-KF-91 - BK (SATA) $17.99  

HD-KF-91-BK

Mwave.com

         

 

 

               
Additional PC Build Considerations & Information:
  1. Note: Our DVD+-RW Burner Options Listed will work with SATA AHCI. Use either PATA Optical Devices and OR SATA Optical Devices. In the beginning, we were instructed to use ONLY PATA Optical Drives. Why? AHCI Configuration did NOT like SATA Optical Devices! Why enable AHCI (Advanced Host Controller Interface ) in the first place - Provides ability to Hot Swap SATA HD Drives other than O/S Drive. Note: AHCI support should be installed at time of O/S installation to make certain correct Drivers are installed. Following this link to enable AHCI after the fact!
  2. images/bullet2.gifBuild Check List
  3. images/bullet2.gifAssembling your PC by Joe Whinery

     

  4. Windows Migration Step-by-Step Guide - Courtesy George Walker! (10-14-09)
  5. AMD 2009 Desktop Processor Chart
  6. AMD Processor Pricing
  7. www.AMD.com/phenom
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  9. Virtualization - Windows PC Virtualization - Allows us to run Win7 Pro Host O/S & WinXP apps in WinXP Mode.
  10. Casper Disk Cloning by Joe Whinery
  11. www.CoolDrives.com - SATA and IDE Hard Drive & Optical Drive USB Adapter Kit COMBO - USB SATA Adapter
  12. Other Component Options:
  13. Vista Comparison Chart: Vista Home Basic & Premium, Business, Enterprise & Ultimate.
    1. www.Windows7.com - Compare Versions!
    2. www.WindowsVista.com
    3. Windows Application Compatibility
    4. images/bullet2.gifWindows Vista Upgrade Advisor images/bullet2.gif
  14. images/bullet2.gifPC Pitstop's Vista Readiness Test Center images/bullet2.gif
  15. Vendor List - Quick Search

 

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