New PC

reading Tech Notes
 Santanu Misra / April 15, 2005
189 words ; 1 minute read

After months of checking web sites for prices reading forums for review

and always thinking about moving out Paris I got my new PC. It was not

an easy choice as all these years I wanted a Mac from Apple. And

Mini-Mac was a real contender for long time.

But at the end I went for mini-PC because of the money and choice of

flexibility I have with the same. There has been a tremendous change in

computer hardware in terms of speed, functionality and size in last 4

years when I made last PC. This is the configuration I got for my new


  • Shuttle SB83G5

  • INTEL Pentium 4 530J 3.0 GHz

  • Samsung PC3200 512Mo DDR

  • Hitachi 160Go 7200 RPM S-ATA 7K250

  • LiteOn 48/24/48(CD) & 16x (DVD)

It coasted me around 650 Euros when I got these parts from different

small computer stores in Rue-Montgallet in Paris. Well I have to admit

the whole setup process was quite easy but it requited a good amount

reading the manual. It worth the RTFM as the CPU and heat sink

connection is the most vital and tricky for a success.

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