What I got?
- CPU- Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 2.66GHz
Originally, I was thinking i7, but it was too much for me.
- Memory- Kingston 2 G
I was considering 4G, but 32 bit OS cannot recognize 4G. I will upgrade it later when I have Windows 7.
- Motherboard- ASUS P5KPL-CM
I have used Intel board, and wanted to use ASUS board. This board is one of the cheapest. Now, I slightly regret about this board because of all the problems that this caused to me.
- Hard drive- Seagate Baracuda 500GB SATA
I didn't plan to replace my old 40G IEDE drive. But somehow, new board could not recognize it. So, I had to replace it. 500G is too big to me.
- Case- In-Win Z583 350w
Because new board is micro ATX, I bought this at a local store. To be honest, I was kinda fed up with ugly outlook of old middle tower case.
So far, I am quite satisfied with the new system. Now, it took only 1 minute to open my data file. It took less than one minute to boot and shut down! Amazing to me. By the way, I am still using the same monitor, keyboard and mouse. Should reduce electric waste.
Well, faster computer cannot guarantee better research, but at least it can reduce stress level. That's what I appreciate.