Is the PSU argument still going? Why the hell is someone arguing with one of our resident PSU experts about PSU's? The man knows what he is talking about. I am going to put this as nicely as possible. He is right, you are wrong. How can you tell? Because at least a few other people, myself included, have said basically the same thing. Its not about how much power a unit can deliver over the needed amount. Its the quality of said power and the parts supplying it. Why is that so hard to grasp? There's a reason why the CM Branded PSU's(Cooler Master Extreme Power Plus - 500W
$25 after MIR) are so cheap at $25 when the others are more expensive(SILVERSTONE ST50F-ES 500W
$50 after MIR). Its the quality of parts they use. I would gladly pay $50 for the better quality parts to ensure that my brand new shiney parts will last longer than pushing the power button.
Linux mint is a good OS for anyone to use it is far better then windows 7 when it comes to speed and reliability i believe Linux is a better choice for those that are not hard core gamers in fact the only reason i have windows on my main rig is because i use it for gaming other wise i would have switched to Linux Mint years ago also with there being little to no viruses for Linux and Linux mint being the most user friendly OS i think the op's choice to use Linux mint for this build was the best option and besides who want to pay extra for a Microsoft license anyways and his sister probably is already uses Linux mint besides windows xp will be gone in a years time where as Linux mint will be around forever
not sure why you guys are recommending a different OS which wouldn't fit in the budget anyways
Linux requires more work to get something to work than Windows does too. Notice how EVERYTHING is gear towards Windows programming first? Then if someone takes the time and effort to recode the program for Linux does it work, but only after you tweak a bit. Thats my experience anyway.Edited by Erick Silver - 10/15/13 at 11:00am