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Which specific harddrive components would you put into a home-assembled PC?


I'm looking to put together a PC with the help of a tech-savvy friend, and I need to figure out the specifics of the hardware components I want. My priorities are:

  1. To be able to run heavy/multiple applications quickly and consistently- I'm sick of waiting for everything! I mainly use Photoshop (large files), the web, and Office; I don't game.
  2. Ability to watch/listen/burn CD/DVD R/RW- again, with good speed.
I have been doing a lot of research into specific products, but as with anything, the more research I do the more information overload there is! I was hoping to get your ideas on which specific products you would purchase in the following categories, and why:

- Hard drive
- Memory
- Processor
- DVD Drive
- Sound Card
- Graphics Card

Thank you very much for any suggestions!

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  • Charlie K Oct 07, 2008

    Thank you for your suggestions! You've been very helpful.



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You can check this spesc that I created for your desktop computer , this will be good for your purpose:

Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 Ghz CPU
2x1GB DDR2 667 Mhz Memory
Segate 500GB SATA
GeForce 8600GT 256MB
Lite on dvd rw
Creative Sound Blaster

Hope that helps...............

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- Hard drive = 250 GB. SATA
- Memory = 1 GB DDR2
- Processor = Intel Pentium Dual Core 2.0 processor
- DVD Drive - Liightscribe DVD-RW
- Sound Card = Since you are not playing games, I would get a system board with integrated sound , most new system board have great sound
- Graphics Card = Sane as sound, intergrated on system board.

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DUE you're going to work with graphics files you need a good HDD (capacity) 500 GB will be great
Memory at least 1GB and above
Processor 3.0 Ghhz and above
DVD Drive (any double layer)
Sound card (on board is enough), however you can improve later adding a new one, but you don't need that)
Good Graphics card (At least 256 MB)

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