I know, I know…
Everyone wants to know if their system is the right one…so I thought I’d give it a try too…
My current PC is 4 years old with components even older than that (Plextor SCSI drives, and 80GB Maxtor disks)…of which I think they occasionally cause incompatibility issues. So my aim is a fresh system with none of the old components.
I am not a gamer, so no heavy specs on that part. I am keen on quality and reliability, which results in compatibility. My main use is surfing, which doesn’t require much. But I like to rip CDs to MP3 (so it must read copy protections) and copy an occasional DVD (so it must be able to beat those protections too). I might consider video editing (nothing fancy) and the PC must have TV capabilities (my monitor has a TV tuner built in, but currently I cannot watch TV and use the computer at the same time).
I of course did some research and found some things that I like. It is 20% over my budget, but I think I can handle that. And I look forward to your suggestions and comments. Below the setup I have in mind:
Motherboard MSI P55-GD65
CPU Core i7 860
Memory Low Voltage OCZ3P1333LV4GK (2x = 8GB)
Case Antec Performance One P183 Black
Hard disk Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ, 1TB
CPU Fan Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus
Power Cooler Master Silent Pro M600
DVD drive Lite-On iHAS324
Graphics Asus EAH5770/2DIS/1GD5/A
TV Card Hauppauge WinTV HVR-1300
Card reader Scythe Kama Reader 2
OS Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (NL OEM 64bit)
Thanks for all suggestions/comments.