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Old 10-08-2011, 03:32 PM
Bill Stanley
 
Default Build my own for a $1000

<snip>


1. Should I go with a VGA or DVI monitor?


In my experience, many modern monitors support both interfaces. On my
two computers, the video cards also have the two output interfaces. For
me, the matter is moot because I can use either one. As such, I use DVI.
I suspect it will be moot for you as well.



2. How much memory?


That all depends on how you use the computer. If you only use the
computer to read your email your memory requirements will be minimal.
On the other hand, if you will run multiple VM's or are a graphics
artist or use CAD programs a lot, your memory needs might be quite high.
So the question is... what will you you use the computer for?


Sorry that I can't answer that question without knowing more. The
remaining questions I will leave others to answer because I really don't
have an opinion on them.



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Old 10-08-2011, 03:55 PM
"Kevin O'Gorman"
 
Default Build my own for a $1000

On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 11:58 PM, nitin chandra <nitinchandra1@gmail.com> wrote:

>[snippage]



> 4. I would like to have 4 internal and 2 external ( hotplug

> supportable ) HDDs with each disk capable of storing approximately

> 500GB; is there a specific drive type and/or manufacturer I should be

> looking at?



Hot Plug are a costly proposition, I am not sure you will be able to

get them within the cost stipulated. For internal SATA-II HDD should

do.

In the USA, at least, this is not costly at all. *You can get external SATA-II drives from Fantom, Quadra, and such with both USB and eSATA interfaces (Quadra also has firewire) for under US$100 at 1TB, maybe even 2TB. *USB and eSATA are inherently hot-pluggable. *I have 4 of these, plus the somewhat riskier drive docks (I use Kingwin EZ-dock, but don't have found the quality lacking) for "internal" drives, also with a choice of USB 2.0 or eSATA-II. *This all works as conveniently as thumb drives. Truly marvellous for backup archives -- they can be taken*off-line and off-site as needed without shutting down the system.
*>[more snippage]

> Thanks in advance for reading,

>

> Mike



Thanks



Nitin



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