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My nephew is interested in upgrading an older desktop. His main interest is the capability to stream media and of course store it on the updated rig.

He wants 1155 generation coz he rarely upgrades...so how about these items

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128475

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115078

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231427

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152185

I am assuming he will be able to use the onboard video with these parts and not get a GPU?
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Looks ok to me, but you should take a western digital 2tb green it's almost at the same price ..
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Looks ok to me, but you should take a western digital 2tb green it's almost at the same price ..
Thanks but I'm going to stick with a 7200 coz the OS will go on it.

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Looks ok to me, but you should take a western digital 2tb green it's almost at the same price ..
size =/= better hard drive

It's pretty common knowledge around here that you don't use a green drive for OS? I'm almost positive WD's website even says that...

And yeah build looks fine. What will he be using it for? [just out of curiosity]
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size =/= better hard drive

It's pretty common knowledge around here that you don't use a green drive for OS? I'm almost positive WD's website even says that...

And yeah build looks fine. What will he be using it for? [just out of curiosity]

I don't really know but I don't think his demand will be very much...streaming content to WDTV Live media box. I don't think he games. I need to get more info from him as he just e-mailed me with vague questions. I'm thinking very general usage
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I don't really know but I don't think his demand will be very much...streaming content to WDTV Live media box. I don't think he games. I need to get more info from him as he just e-mailed me with vague questions. I'm thinking very general usage
Should be great for general usage. Lots of people make the mistake of thinking cores = end all be all.

i3 2100 is a very well optimized dual core.
    
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Thanks but I'm going to stick with a 7200 coz the OS will go on it.

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Thanks.



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Originally Posted by xPrestonn View Post
size =/= better hard drive

It's pretty common knowledge around here that you don't use a green drive for OS? I'm almost positive WD's website even says that...

And yeah build looks fine. What will he be using it for? [just out of curiosity]
If he was on a budget then the green would do the job just fine... no need for ssd if it's only for recording and streaming media.. My friend got a 1tb caviar green with his main os on, windows and sims 3 with 3 expansions pack and it's great and fast..
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Thanks.





If he was on a budget then the green would do the job just fine... no need for ssd if it's only for recording and streaming media.. My friend got a 1tb caviar green with his main os on, windows and sims 3 with 3 expansions pack and it's great and fast..
Never said he should get a SSD. Just said that the 7200rpm drive would be loads better. You're really not supposed to use green drives for main though. They're not built for it and it'll kill 'em faster
    
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