building my own pc from scratch

i've decided to build my own computer from scratch and i want to mainly use it for video editing, i'm not really a gamer at all, so it'll just be for normal school work and editing. i wanted to make sure i had everything i needed to get it going so i'm posting what i plan on ordering, if i'm missing anything or you have any suggestions that might help me out please let me know.

CD/DVD Burners (RW Drives)
Qty. Product Description Unit Price Savings Total Price
1 NEC 16X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE/ATAPI Model ND-3550A - OEM
Model #: ND-3550A BK OEM
Item #: N82E16827152058
$37.99 $37.99

ATX Computer Cases
Qty. Product Description Unit Price Savings Total Price
1 COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel, SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Model #: CAC-T05-UW
Item #: N82E16811119068
$49.99 -$8.00 Instant
$41.99

Internal Hard Drives
Qty. Product Description Unit Price Savings Total Price
1 Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 ST3300831AS 300GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM
Model #: ST3300831AS
Item #: N82E16822148064
$105.00 -$5.00 Instant
$100.00

Monitors - LCD
Qty. Product Description Unit Price Savings Total Price
1 HP L1740 Silver-Black 17" LCD Monitor - Retail
Model #: PL766A8#ABA
Item #: N82E16824176043
$259.99

AMD-compatible Motherboards
Qty. Product Description Unit Price Savings Total Price
1 ASUS A8N-SLI Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Model #: A8N-SLI
Item #: N82E16813131524
$112.99 $112.99

Video Cards
Qty. Product Description Unit Price Savings Total Price
1 PNY VCG62128APB Geforce 6200 128MB DDR AGP 4X/8X Video Card - Retail
Model #: VCG62128APB
Item #: N82E16814133149
$54.00 $54.00

Sound Cards
Qty. Product Description Unit Price Savings Total Price
1 Creative Sound Blaster Live! 24bit 70SB041000000 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card - Retail
Model #: 70SB041000000
Item #: N82E16829102176
$33.00 $33.00

Power Supplies
Qty. Product Description Unit Price Savings Total Price
1 ASPIRE ATX-CW500WP4 ATX 500W Power Supply - Retail
Model #: ATX-CW500WP4
Item #: N82E16817148027

$39.99 $39.99

Fans, Heatsinks (Case, CPU, Chipset)
Qty. Product Description Unit Price Savings Total Price
1 ASPIRE CF4SL-4C 80mm Multi-Color LED Light Case Cooling Fan - Retail
Model #: CF4SL-4C
Item #: N82E16811998108
$4.99 $4.99

Keyboards
Qty. Product Description Unit Price Savings Total Price
1 Rosewill RK650 Silver/Black USB Slim Keyboard - Retail
Model #: RK650
Item #: N82E16823201015
$15.99 -$3.00 Instant
$12.99

Mouse
Qty. Product Description Unit Price Savings Total Price
1 Microsoft D66-00069 Black 3 Buttons 1x Wheel USB + PS/2 Optical Mouse - Retail
Model #: D66-00069
Item #: N82E16826105164
$15.99 $15.99

Memory - System
Qty. Product Description Unit Price Savings Total Price
1 CORSAIR XMS 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model TWINX1024-3200C2PT - Retail
Model #: TWINX1024-3200C2PT
Item #: N82E16820145450
$87.00 $87.00

Processors
Qty. Product Description Unit Price Savings Total Price
1 AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ Manchester 1GHz HT Socket 939 Dual Core Processor Model ADA4200BVBOX - Retail
Model #: ADA4200BVBOX
Item #: N82E16819103547
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  1. I am not a big fan of the aspire/turbolink PS, so I would upgrade to this:
    FSP/Fortron 450W for $57

    Even though it is rated for 450W it is a better quality power supply IMO, I have one in the same case you are going to get and it is silent.

    Speaking of the case, my Centurion 5 came w/ a 120mm rear and an 80mm front, so do you need the extra LED fan? I guess you could put it in the side door, but the case is extremely well ventilated as is.

    Also since your are video editing, have you considered getting a second SATA hdd and creating a RAID 0 stripe? it will improve your i/o tremendously.

    Also I noticed this deal on newegg:

    Patriot 2GB (2 x 1GB) Model #: PDC2G3200LLK $195 shipped @ newegg (w/ $55 MIR!!)

    It should help to have 2Gb total overall, and with that rebate you can't go wrong... I also have that memory and it performs very well.

    as it stands, it is an excellent rig - but can be awesome! Hope I gave some helpful suggestions.
  2. Just an FYI you picked out an motherboard with SLI which uses PCIE slots and the video card your picked is AGP which a completely different slot. You will either need a different video card or motherboard, and if you don't plan on ever using SLI I would get a different motherboard.
  3. Quote:
    Just an FYI you picked out an motherboard with SLI which uses PCIE slots and the video card your picked is AGP which a completely different slot. You will either need a different video card or motherboard, and if you don't plan on ever using SLI I would get a different motherboard.


    ok see i wasn't sure if i overlooked anything like that. thank you very much i will change the motherboard, and power supply and maybe the memory as well. thanks a lot guys.

    also, i'm sorta confused about the RAID hdd, what exactly does it do. I know there is one config where it is basically backing up your hard drive correct? and if i did get 2 hard drives could i afford to go with two 160's or so, because i don't wanna go too high in price. i'd say 1300 is my limit, and i'm almost there now.
  4. Qty. Product Description Unit Price Savings Total Price


    Update ASRock 939Dual-SATA2 Socket 939 ULi M1695 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
    Model #: 939Dual-SATA2
    Item #: N82E16813157081
    $19.99
    $66.99 $66.99

    i changed to that motherboard since it has a agp slot and i also upgraded to the patriot 2 gigs of ram. so yea only thing left to decide is whether or not i want a single 300 gig hdd or 2 smallers ones. since i'm on a budget could i just use that hdd now and then buy another later and config it for RAID 0 or w/e
  5. just more of my 2 cents if you are going to buy a new motherboard and graphics card you should really get PCIe graphics and motherboard, AGP is pretty much dead at this point. PCIe is the way to go.
  6. Definately go pci-express slot for gpu, even if you're not a gamer. AGP is dead.
  7. He is talking about RAID 0. Your system will take 2 160GB hard drives and treat it as one large drive. For video editing there will be a noticable performance improvement.

    For a motherboard, get the Asus A8N-E for $92. This ia great motherbard, and will be good for your needs. For a video card get something in the 6800 range with PCI-E. AGP is dead and should be avoided. Get 2GB of RAM, for your system the more RAM the better (up to around 3GB).
  8. Quote:
    For a motherboard, get the Asus A8N-E for $92. This ia great motherbard, and will be good for your needs. For a video card get something in the 6800 range with PCI-E. AGP is dead and should be avoided. Get 2GB of RAM, for your system the more RAM the better (up to around 3GB).


    The Asus A8N-E is great. If you're trying to build a high-performance machine but SLI isn't in your future, then this is the board you want. Good bios, good chipset, Sata II.

    The downside is that there's no firewire.
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