I am thinking about rebuilding my old computer. I bought it barebones online with a ATX case with 350 power supply. This was about five years ago.
Now, with new powerful software/hardware to deal with, I was wondering if I could use the same case and put 550w or 600w PSU in my olod case, I guess it depends if it would fit,unless there is another reason not to use the old case. fan issue,there is one side case fan.
I use memory hungry photoshop and edit my Jpgs/PSD files as well as taking all my old CD’s and converting them to MP3 for storage. For that, I was thinking of a 500 or 750 GB External hard drive,and a 200 or 320 GB HD for the Computer. Would I have to place all my applications
(photoshop, etc., also on my external HD or just the files I make to back them up?
I am not a gamer, I just listen to music, edit my digital pictures and want a decent, faster, more up to date system. I don’t need SLi or dual PCi-e cards.
It gets confusing if I should even get a PCi-E graphics card or get a Mobo with onboard, same with audio,some come with or without.
If I’m also going to be editing Video, would the onboard card be fine? Or does that mean having to concentrate on a Video Capture card?
what I want…
Intel Core 2 Duo CPU E6600,
Asus P5N -E Mobo,
Gigabyte MoBo ( NEVER a ECS eliteboard again, crashed after 2 years!)
4 GB DDR2 Ram,
2 or 3 drives - 1 Combo CD-RW and 1 DVD-RW Burner
550 w ATX Antec
Mobo Hard drive - 200 or 320GB For O.S. applications, etc.
I’m getting an external HD to help with overheating. Maybe add more fans on the case, or just buy a new case with the PSU and the USB, audio jacks on the front of case. Thanks for any help!