I've put together the below spec to replace my aging machine, and am pondering buying the below.
I do a fair bit of web development, so do a lot of multi-tasking (hello Chrome, Firefox, IE, Opera, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, iTunes, Word, Excel, and Access all running at much the same time), big image editing and occasionally a bit of audio editing.
Any suggestions on what you might suggest changing on the below spec? I was hoping to keep it under £700, but the below comes out at £793.00 with VAT. Can go to £800 if really needed.
Regarding SSDs - I know they're rather expensive still, but if I have Windows booting from it, am I right in saying it will be rather quicker / quieter than if I used a standard 7200rpm drive? I've used an AMD base as I've always found them cheaper, but if anyone has better ideas for an Intel base I'm all ears.
COOLERMASTER SILEO 500 QUIET MID TOWER CASE
AMD BULLDOZER SIX CORE FX-6100 (3.30GHz/6MB CACHE/AM3)
ASUS® M5A97: AM3+ PLATFORM, DUAL DDR3, SATA 6.0GB/s, USB 3.0
8GB KINGSTON HYPER-X GENESIS DUAL-DDR3 1600MHz, X.M.P (2 x 4GB KIT)
1GB AMD RADEON™ HD6450 - DVI,HDMI,VGA - DX® 11
Memory - 1st Hard Disk
120GB KINGSTON HYPERX SSD, SATA 6 Gb/s (upto 555MB/sR | 510MB/sW)
2nd Hard Disk
1TB WD CAVIAR GREEN WD10EARX, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64MB CACHE
1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
12x BLU-RAY ROM DRIVE, 16x DVD ±R/±RW (£42)
Memory Card Reader
INTERNAL 52 IN 1 CARD READER (XD, MS, CF, SD, etc) + 1 x USB 2.0 PORT
450W Quiet 80 PLUS Dual Rail PSU + 120mm Case Fan (£29)
STANDARD AMD CPU COOLER
ONBOARD 8 CHANNEL (7.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT - AS STANDARD ON ALL PCs
6 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL (MIN 2 FRONT PORTS) AS STANDARD
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit - inc DVD & Licence (£79)
NO OFFICE SOFTWARE
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
3 Year Standard Warranty (1 Month Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)