high performance NON-GAMING computer $400 budget

Wanna build a high performance NON-GAMING computer with a $400 budget. Can anyone help?
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  1. It wont be High performance for $400
  2. High performance for what lol?
  3. I do a lot of high end editing and I need a strong computer that can support all of the large files I will be working with
    PCPartPicker part list:
    Price breakdown by merchant:

    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($27.97 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus A88XM-A Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.00 @ Amazon)
    Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($19.99 @ Microcenter)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $308.91
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-11 01:06 EST-0500)
  5. i would wait fr kalivary chip that shipping in a few days.
  6. smorizio said:
    i would wait fr kalivary chip that shipping in a few days.

    Thoses are just APU's correct?
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  8. well for $413 you could make something like this
    amd a10-5800k
    fm2 motherboard with usb3 matx
    2x4gb 1866 ram
    matx case
    smaller sized hdd
    430w modular psu
    includes windows 7 os in price (the other build doesnt and thats an extra $80-90)

    for $50-100 more you could make something intel with integrated.

    not a bad system for non gaming...and light use. it can even handle some light video editing though its not going to be as good as a system with a seperate cpu and gpu. any sort of complex after effects or 4k resolution is likely way beyond the capabilities though. for anything major or professional you should expand your budget by a good margin and get an i7 with a mid ranged video card. adding 16gb of ram instead of 8 also isnt a bad idea.
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