I want to build my own computer and know little about it.
I have a main task I would like it to fullfill and that is to find and compare data on a 1,000,000 record database 1000 times a day.
Secondary task is to edit/stitch photographs.
Then also general PC tasks
This is the spec I have put together, I would just like people to comment on the hardware; not the supplier, it's combatibility and where the slowest point in the system might be for processing the database as well as anything I may have missed! (I don't realy want to be confused with 'I prefer the blahblah...' , just the facts
MotherBoard MSI 915P Neo2 PLATINUM S775 800FSB PCI Express DDR533 SATA RAID ATX Motherboard 7.1 Audio Gigabit LAN Firewire £92
Mem Corsair XMS3200 1GB (2x512MB) 400Mhz Non-ECC Matched Pair £117
CPU Intel Pentium 4 640 3.2GHz LGA775 2Mb Cache 800MHz FSB Processor Prescott £186
Hard Drive Seagate Barracuda SATA NCQ 7200.7 80GB 8Mb Cache Hard Drive 7,200rpm 8.5ms £82
TV tuner Leadtek Winfast DV 2000 TV Tuner & Video Capture Card + 4 x IEEE1394 Firewire ports £51
Case Novatech 350W Zeus Tower PC Case £25
DVD Writer £40
Screen Novatech 17" TFT Multimedia Flat Screen Monitor In Black & Silver £135
Keyboard Cooler Master Aluminium Silver Keyboard With Black Keys £23
+ mouse and floppy drive
I do not need a modem as I have another machine with it and have Broadband & a router
I want to run the 2 disks as raid 0 for speed
Here are links to the products
Motherboard (LGA775 socket)
x2 Hard Drives