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March 9, 2009 7:11:37 PM

So heres what I plan on purchasing tonight when I get home from school. Everything here has pretty good reviews from I am on a tight budget, fairly close to what I have it at now. I will primarly use it for a media center/watching movies and video editing on a 50" 1080i toshiba DLP. the GPU was recomended because of this. I do very little gaming, and if i do its not the newest most demanding games. I am gonna purchase the case at a local store, its a little more, but no shipping charges. I have not decided on a blu-ray or just a dvd drive yet.
p.s. I have used some suggestions from here, and have been looking into this for a few weeks now

CPU : AMD Phenom 2.3GHz Quad core -
MotherBoard : GIGABYTE GA-MA770-UD3 -
combo deal : $154.98 w/ $10 MIR

GPU : HIS Hightech H467QT512P Radeon HD 4670 -

PSU : OCZ StealthXStream OCZ600SXS 600W -
$69.99 w/ $20 MIR

Memory : G.SKILL PI Black 4GB (2 x 2GB) -

HDD : Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB -
$109.99 I have a HD camcorder and need the large drive space

OS : Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit -


grand total w/shipping - 580.39

as i said the case I will purchase aswell as the optical drive from local supplier.


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March 9, 2009 8:07:41 PM

Is there a specific reason you went with a quad-core? I'm thinking maybe go with a 3GHz dual-core and for $30 less even.
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March 9, 2009 8:13:19 PM

For video editing and such a quad is the way to go. I agree with aevm get the best processor you can afford to get, it will be worth it for what you do.
March 10, 2009 7:01:41 PM

too late made the purchase last night, thanks for the input though