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December 11, 2008 2:29:56 AM

Hello,
I am asked to build a $ 1k system. Can you choose the following parts for me? I have my own list, but I would like to get your opinions. I have already decided on monitor and os. So, please only provide the list. I will oc a little bit. The budget is 1000. I live in the US.

Cpu( please pick intel socket 775 based 45nm quadcore)

Ram: (Prefer 8gb)

Motherboard: ( prefer gigabyte motherboard)

Hd:(  prefer 1 tb solution)

Gpu: (Prefer ATI 4850 or 4870)

Case:

Powersupply:

Blu-ray drive:

Cpu cooler:

This pc is mainly for photo processing and blu-ray playback. No serious gaming. But, Solidworks application may be run.

I have decided to stick to 775 platform. But, if you can get me nehalem within budget, I am open to that.

Please help me out. Thank you.

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December 11, 2008 4:38:26 AM

Asus P5Q-se
Q9300 if you must have 45nm on budget much better deal on Q6600
WD Black 1tb
HD4850
Antec Sonata III (comes with decent PSU)

Am i close?
December 11, 2008 4:55:10 AM

Quote:
Asus P5Q-se
Q9300 if you must have 45nm on budget much better deal on Q6600
WD Black 1tb
HD4850
Antec Sonata III (comes with decent PSU)

Am i close?


very close. i have q 6600 at 3.3. it is fast, but i do not know about q9300. According to my research , q9300 can get me to 3 without any problems. how does q9300 at 3. perform against q6600 at 3.3?

Thank you for your reply.
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December 11, 2008 6:16:37 AM

8gb ram = $150 $850 left
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

bonus of $40 ebay dropped it again!


good mobo is $100 to 120 p5q pro = $120 $730 left

photo and video processing no brianer = quad core cheap system no brainer = q6600 at 3.3-3.6ghz

q6600 = $180 = $550 left

psu? you need a good one for expansion you can find many on sale for $100 newegg has great combo deals 750w = $450 left

i guessed first then found this: (note these pus are great in antec 900 or 1200 cases!) http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
blu-ray dvd = 110 $350 left

os =vista home premium $240 left

dvd #2 $210 left

combo antec 180 - this case is super quiet (i use this case all the time shipd 2 last week)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...


open box:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
December 11, 2008 6:27:04 AM

Quote:
8gb ram = $150 $850 left

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


What do you think of this set up.

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

Cpu
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

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

Case
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml... or


Powersupply
http://www.buy.com/prod/corsair-650w-tx-series-80-plus-...

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

I will look for hd later. do you think the ram can hold 880? if that is the case , it will give me 3.3 ghz system. I am open to suggestions.

Thank you for your reply.
December 11, 2008 6:28:01 AM

well if you're not gaming why get a 4850? save some $ by getting a 4670 and spend the extra on a Q9550 or at the least a Q9400.
December 11, 2008 2:08:00 PM

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well if you're not gaming why get a 4850? save some $ by getting a 4670 and spend the extra on a Q9550 or at the least a Q9400.



He needs a good a graphic card. Thank you. Any other suggestions.
December 11, 2008 3:17:02 PM

wrong forum.
December 11, 2008 5:09:21 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU-Components to section Homebuilt Systems by Jake_Barnes
December 11, 2008 5:42:32 PM

This is not like you requested, just an alternative for $165 over budget and no bluray.

Total $1164

Cpu: $299 Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz
Ram: $ 165 G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple
Motherboard: $299 ASUS P6T Deluxe LGA 1366
HDD: $110 Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1TB
Gpu: $160 HIS Hightech H485F512P Radeon HD 4850 512MB
Case: $130 Antec Sonata III
Powersupply: $0 Antec Sonata III
Blu-ray drive: NONE


Personaly i would get a $100 case take the extra 30 bucks, add 40 more and get a C&C cooling silencer power supply.
December 11, 2008 6:08:40 PM

if you going to get the Q6600 and OC it to 3.3 then you will want to add a good cooler into the mix too. i don't think the CPU would last on stock cooler when doing heavy tasks like playing blu-ray movies
December 11, 2008 6:23:04 PM

captaincharisma said:
if you going to get the Q6600 and OC it to 3.3 then you will want to add a good cooler into the mix too. i don't think the CPU would last on stock cooler when doing heavy tasks like playing blu-ray movies

blu-ray playback is offloaded to the graphics card.
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