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Need help with 600-800$ pc build

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June 13, 2009 9:36:47 PM


APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 9days

BUDGET RANGE: 600-800$

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: downloads, web surfing, video editing and some minor mmo gaming "tales of pirates ......" nothing big

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

PARTS PREFERENCES: best bang for buck

OVERCLOCKING: Yes to the limit

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: i'm looking for massive storage something around 10tb as i have alot to data on externals and they keep dieing, should i go with xp or vista ?

More about : 600 800 build

June 13, 2009 9:40:45 PM

i forgot to mention that i already have a separate budget for my 10TB storage drives, i just need a fast one for video editing.
June 14, 2009 3:05:37 AM

AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Black Processor Model HDZ720WFGIBOX - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX HD-485X-YDFC Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL8D-4GBHK - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total: $683.93

You could go with a smaller case, I'm not sure if you want to use a lot of internal drives for your data or keep using externals, so I threw in a big case.
June 14, 2009 4:23:24 AM

since you are going to be doing some minor gaming, I wouldnt recommend spending much on the video card...if your resolution is 1280x1024, you could get away with an HD4670, which is a decent midrange card that doesnt use much power.
Since you are going to be doing some video editing, you should probably invest in a quad core...along with at least 4gb of quality ram
June 14, 2009 4:33:09 AM

agreed with ahslan.

however,.. video card does play a role in video editing... so do some research on cards if you have time, some may be better for editing than others
June 14, 2009 5:00:08 AM

Are your storage drives 1tb drives or what? How many hard drive slots will you need in your case? Also do you plan on having multiple optical drives as well or just one?
June 14, 2009 5:22:42 AM
June 14, 2009 7:12:12 AM

Ahslan is right, you don't need very powerful of a video card, but the 4670 is only $20-$30 cheaper than the 4850. Should you choose to play some more graphically-intensive games in the future, the 4850 will handle them admirably at 1280x1024.

According to Guru3D's tests, the 4850 will nearly double the 4670's framerates in almost every game at 1280x1024. ~90% increase in performance for a ~30% increase in price sounds like a good deal to me, especially when the price is already so low to begin with.

Your choice, though.
June 14, 2009 4:27:48 PM

^I guess you do have a point...didnt realize how freakin cheap the 4850 is right now...
June 14, 2009 4:47:31 PM

case: SIGMA PHANTOM PHANTOM-WB Black 1.0mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811226033]

HDD:Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136319]

Heatsink:XIGMATEK HDT-S963 92mm Rifle CPU Cooler
]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233001]

GPU+ RAM combo:
SAPPHIRE 100245HDMI Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card
OCZ 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
]http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.197203]

CPU + mobo:
AMD Phenom II X4 940 Deneb 3.0GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Black Edition Processor
BIOSTAR TFORCE TA790GX 128M AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
]http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.200065]

PSU:Antec earthwatts EA500 500W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.0 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371007]

total without shipping: $656.92
total with shipping to where I live: $663.92

Edit: forgot to mention you get $45 back in mail in rebates and 6 free issues of CPU Mag :) 
June 14, 2009 5:55:02 PM

ok yall r going in the wrong direction for a video editing g card might i mention the 9800gtx+ it was originally designed for it go intel buddy not amd u will be very surprised on how much more stable it is =D
June 14, 2009 8:16:55 PM

More stable?
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June 14, 2009 9:13:21 PM

orangejulius said:
agreed with ahslan.

however,.. video card does play a role in video editing... so do some research on cards if you have time, some may be better for editing than others



no it doesnt .
nVidia would like you to think cuda is here and now but it isnt

ati would like you to think avivo is here and now and it isnt
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June 15, 2009 2:04:11 AM

Uhm, nvidia makes the 9800gtx, not intel. As far as chips, I'm a certified computer tech and have my bachelor's, and I've always been buying AMD chips, always had great luck with them myself. But I don't know about the op, but I have to work hard for what money I've got, and can't justify spending more on intel chips.
June 15, 2009 5:51:46 AM

amen brotha!
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