New Computer – 5.9 Vista Experience for under $400

A few weeks ago I go the go ahead from my wife to build myself a new computer.  I have been rocking a P4 at home for quite some time…so long in fact that I just started using my work laptop as my home computer.  It wasn’t horrible but definitely time to upgrade.  I knew I wanted to keep the cost down even though I think I could have gotten my wife to agree to nearly any reasonable price and I knew I wanted it to be FAST!! 🙂  That is a relative term but the items I did purchase SEEM very very fast to me.  It would blow my mind if I were to get all the high end stuff :).

CaseUltra X-Blaster ATX Black Mid-Tower Case
Power Supply:  Ultra LSP550 550-Watt Power Supply
Memory:  Corsair Dual Channel TWINX 4096MB PC6400
Processor:  AMD Phenom 9500 Processor
Motherboard:  Asus M2N-SLI Motherboard
Hard DriveSeagate 500GB Serial ATA
Video Card:  XFX GeForce 7600 GT (already owned)
Operating System:  Windows Vista Ultimate 32Bit (already owned)

Total:  $374.98 + Tax/Shipping

I thought that price was pretty darn good.  By the way, I don’t have all 5.9’s on Vista’s experience rating, I only have 5.9’s on everything except graphics.  I have 5.5 there but will hopefully be able to get a 9800GT Video Card here soon which will put me up to 5.9’s 🙂  The operating system was free because I let Microsoft spy on my Windows XP machine for a few months. In return, they gave me a copy of Vista Ultimate 32/64 Bit.

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