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

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September 28, 2008 5:39:44 PM

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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September 28, 2008 6:07:21 PM

$1500 for basic editing? Too easy...
September 28, 2008 6:22:37 PM

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=N82E168...

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=N82E168...

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=N82E168...

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=N82E168...

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=N82E168...

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=N82E168...

Antec Three Hundred Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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=N82E168...

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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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.
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September 30, 2008 12:19:26 AM

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?
September 30, 2008 3:36:34 AM

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=N82E168...

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=N82E168...

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=N82E168...

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=N82E168...


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=N82E168...



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=N82E168...


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=N82E168...

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=N82E168... $170

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

Only At Newegg


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