Need suggestions on a new build system (not for gaming)

Hi,

I am going to build a new home computer and would like to hear some suggestions from you guys.

Functions:
1. Graphics/Video editing (Not professional, just for picture and video I take), including burning image/video clips to CD/DVD
2. Watch TV/DVD
3. Word processing/Word/Excel/PPT
4. No or seldom gaming

I wonder if I can build a system under $1,500 or even lower including a good monitor (good color appearance, bright, sharp). Please give me some input. Thanks.
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  1. $1500 for basic editing? Too easy...
  2. SAMSUNG 245BW Black 24" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor with Height Adjustment 400 cd/m2 1000:1 (DC 3000:1) - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824001234

    Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz 12MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115041

    PC Power & Cooling S61EPS 610W Continuous @ 40°C EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703005

    GIGABYTE GA-EP45-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128345&Tpk=Ga-EP45-DS3l

    OCZ Reaper HPC Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227284

    Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136218

    HIS Hightech H467QS512P Radeon HD 4670 512MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161249

    Antec Three Hundred Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129042

    SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 22X DVD-R 16X DVD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe - OEM

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151173

    ZEROtherm Nirvana NV120 120mm 2-ball UFO Bearing / Transparent CPU Cooler - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835887011

    Might have done overkill on the PSU, but it is right now very affordable (This is a top quality PSU) and you never know when you might want to get more power consuming components in the future, so this is one aspect that is very easy to future proof on.
  3. As to the suggestion...

    Motherboard:
    Can I use ASUS P5Q LGA 775 Intel P45 or Asus P5Q Pro? I am wondering any advantage using ASUS's motherboard.

    Graphics:
    How about GeForce 8800/9600/9800 GT or ATI 4850? If I don't play game, will them more favorable than the HIS card? BTW, I like dual monitors when I do my work. Will it be a concern when choosing the graphics card?

    For PSU:
    How about Antec earth watts 500W and Corsair 550W?
  4. check this out, how about $500 for everything?


    @ newegg.com


    Mobo: Foxconn A7GM-S AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI Micro ATX - $67- this board comes with a solid integrated gpu perfect for watching movies in high-def. comes with hdmi, dv-i , and D-sub.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813186141

    Cpu: AMD Athlon X2 BE-2400 Brisbane 2.3GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Dual-Core Processor - $40- good capable dual-core cpu, you don't need any more than that.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103215

    Ram: Kingston 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory $32- a good amount of memory keeps your motherboard happy especially with the gpu.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820134635

    PSU: Thermaltake TR2 W0070RUC 430W ATX Power Supply - $42- this more than enough juice to power your system plus is good quality.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153023


    HDD: Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive $80- good hardrive, as i always recommend, with big drives, partition 1 part for your OS and the rest for your files.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136218


    DVD Burner: SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 22X DVD-R 16X DVD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe $26- you probably wont ever get the 22x gimmick, but you never know
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151173


    Case: COOLER MASTER Centurion 541 RC-541-SKN1 Black Aluminum bezel, SECC chassis MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case $45- this is a good looking case isn't it?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119088

    Total: $330....... for a very capable pc.

    Monitor: my friend has this monitor and it looks very high quality especially with games and windows vista gui

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824112013 $170

    Total: $500 for every thing.....beat THAT! Damn! I'm good! :)

    Only At Newegg
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