New here; a bit overwhelmed with the amount of information I need to absorb if my next system is to be quieter than my existing monster.
I want to buy a ready-made good performing quiet PC for programming and web design work and am having trouble finding where to buy such in Australia, preferably Canberra or Sydney. I have looked through the Australian links and there are not many systems being advertised. So first thing is if anybody has more recommendations about Australian system suppliers.
I came up with one system, from www.cougar.com.au
and I would really like the opinion of you guys who have researched the subject much more than me as to your estimation of how quiet this system would be. So far the vendor is not able to provide that information, but I have asked them again, and am waiting on the reply.
Here's the specs - any opinions or pointers, or suggestions about what to change, welcomed:
ASUS K8N-E Deluxe nForce3 250GB Athlon64 DDR400/AUDIO/GBL/SATA/RAID
AMD Athlon64 3200+ 2.2GHz 32/64bit Retail Box & Fan
Microsoft Windows XP Professional OEM (E85-03013) W/SP2
Cougar InnoVation 3 Year Parts & Labour Warranty (Return to Base)
Kingston HyperX 512mb 400Mhz PC3200 DDR CAS 2 DIMM Lifetime Warranty
Antec SLK2650-BQE MidiTower ATX 350W Black
ASUS Radeon 9600XT/TVD 128MB 8xAGP VGA/DVI TV-Out/In
Western Digital 80GB 7200rpm SATA150 8MB WD800JD - 3 year warranty
LG CDRW 52x32x52x / DVD 16x GCC-4521BBK Internal IDE OEM Black
LG 52x internal IDE CD-Rom OEM Beige
Sony 3.5" 1.44MB Internal IDE Floppy Drive Beige
Benq 19" TFT FP992 Black/Silver 1280x1024