Building a new machine.. advice please Tags: New Build Systems Last response: December 19, 2008 10:52 AM in Systems Share keynote December 17, 2008 9:09:42 AM Hi. I'm new to this forum. I'm looking to build a new machine for heavy Photoshop and Video editing use. I'm currenly using a Pentium 4 with 1gb RAM.. so I badly need the upgrade!! Been looking around on Ebuyer and have picked out the following: (quick codes included) - Coolermaster Elite 330 Black Case With CM eXtreme Power 650W PSU *SPECIAL OFFER* - 148683 - Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 2.83GHz (FSB 1333MHz) Socket 775 L2 12MB Cache Retail - 141515 - ASUS P5E-V HDMI iG35 Socket 775 onboard VGA 8 channel audio ATX Motherboard - 141251 - Kingston 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 HyperX Memory Non-ECC CL5 - 133709 - XFX 9400GT 1GB DDR2 VGA DVI HDTV Out PCI-E Graphics Card - 149112 What I need to know is, are these parts compatible with eachother, or would I be better off with a different combination? I havent built a pc in about 4 years so i'm a little out of touch. Appreciate the help Keynote. More about : building machine advice evongugg December 19, 2008 10:52:26 AM How about i7? LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model iHAS120-04 - OEM NZXT Apollo Black SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM POWERCOLOR AX4870 512MD5-PPH Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Update Antec True Power Trio TP3-650 650W ATX12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply with Three 12V Rails - Update G.SKILL 3GB (3 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-Update ASUS P6T GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD5 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 - Retail Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumAdvice on new machine ForumAdvice please on my idea of when to build a new machine ForumNew Build Gaming Machine Under $800 Advice Please ForumAdvice on graphics card please for Cubase music machine Forumbuying extreme gaming machine - need advice please ForumBuilding a new machine ForumBuilding my first system need advice please ! ForumNeed Real Good Advice !!!! New Machine .. ForumBuilding a VM host and Storage machine need advice ... ForumAdvice please - new build Forum2k SLI 570 new sandy Bridge Machine , opinions please help ForumUpgrade current machine advice , please help. Forumneed an advice for a new machine ForumBuilding a new computer (memory advice please ) ForumBuilding my 1st machine (long post) w/ questions ForumHelp Building $700 Gaming PC ForumFirst New Rig in 4 Years - Please Help Forumwhich monitor? help please ordering tonight! ForumHelp Finish This Barebone Kit Please :) ForumHelp needed please More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !