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October 15, 2009 12:09:05 AM

Ok So Im Trying To Build A Pc For A Relative. They Are Trying To Build Something For Storing And Editing Music No Gaming, This Is For Music Only So No Video Cards Are Required Just Basic Display. From What They Told Me They Need A Dual Core Or Higher With 1tb Hd Space, 4gb Ram, No Real Preference For Operating System. So I Was Trying To Go Off Of This: (Budget Is Around Anywhere Near 600-700)

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: In 2 Weeks

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Editing Music, Storing Music, File Downloading, Average Web Browsing

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg.com

PARTS PREFERENCES: Up For Anybrand

OVERCLOCKING: Not Needed SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Not Needed

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280x720

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: 1tb Of Space Needed, Raid 0

Dvd Drive - LG DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH22NS50 - OEM (28.99) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case - Antec Three Hundred (59.95) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HD x 2 Raid 0 - Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5 (56.99)each http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU - PC Power & Cooling Silencer PPCS370X 370W ATX12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power (39.99) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard - GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3R (119.99) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cpu - Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz (167.99) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OS - Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders (109.99) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Im Still Missing Ram And Will Be Using Arctic Silver Compound, Would I Need A Aftermarket Cooler If I Wont Be Ocing?

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October 15, 2009 12:56:39 AM

use this as reference so we can help you better http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic...

lmao who ever told you that you need 5gb of ram, didn't really know what he was saying, memory is pair depending on channel, double channel goes 2, 4, 8 and triple channel go 3,6,12

if going core 2 duo go AMD, LGA 775 is dead, you build that system you will regret it for rest of your life, don't buy vista wait for oct22 and pick up win7 for $99

no after market colling if not gonna oc, the stock will do

that board doesn't have integrated graphics, here go with this combo http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

pick up 2 Samsung f3 hard drive or just the 1tb one here:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

cpu go with a quad core, its faster with most applications http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

go with this case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

thats $516.90
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October 15, 2009 1:56:17 AM

snakej said:
use this as reference so we can help you better http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic...

lmao who ever told you that you need 5gb of ram, didn't really know what he was saying, memory is pair depending on channel, double channel goes 2, 4, 8 and triple channel go 3,6,12

if going core 2 duo go AMD, LGA 775 is dead, you build that system you will regret it for rest of your life, don't buy vista wait for oct22 and pick up win7 for $99

no after market colling if not gonna oc, the stock will do

that board doesn't have integrated graphics, here go with this combo http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

pick up 2 Samsung f3 hard drive or just the 1tb one here:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

cpu go with a quad core, its faster with most applications http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

go with this case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

thats $516.90



Haha He Told Me 5gb, So I Put That By Habit Sorry. So That Amd Quad Core Would Be Alot Better Than The e8400? I Built A Pc With The E8400 And Couldnt Have Been Happier With How It Came Out But Maybe Its Time I Build A New Pc For Myself Haha
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October 15, 2009 2:03:30 AM

no i didnt say that quad was better, for what you going to be using it, it out perform the e8400, you need to stay if you are going to do only work on that pc, is there gaming included, if so the pc i posted its no good.

here edit your thread and fallow this post, more ppl will be able to help this way http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic...
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October 15, 2009 2:14:49 AM

I Apologize I Thought It Was Noticed That I Said It Was For Editing And Storing Music, No Need For A High End Video Card For Gaming. He Would Be Fine With Windows Vista, And It Shows That It Will Have A Free Upgrade To Windows 7 When Released.
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October 15, 2009 2:22:05 AM

ok, but remeber win7 will be available for only $99 after oct22, i think that vista currenlty sells for $109 at the egg, but there are combos with 15 and 20 less so watch for those, the e8400 its powerfull , but for editing you need to move a few programs at the time, thats when the other 2 cores show performance, the reason why the e8400 performs better in gaming, its because the game only utilize 1 core and the highest the core speed the better, thus this doesn't apply to editing or rendering have in mind that one of the best processor for editing is the q6600 that was stock at 2.6ghz besides the fact that is couple of years old, if LGA 775 was still viable that would be my recommendation.
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October 15, 2009 2:35:53 AM

Hmm Let Me See When The Due Date Of This Project Is Haha, If So Then Ill Just Wait So I Can Do The Complete Setup With Windows 7 Instead. Thank You For All The Help. Im Going To Put Up A New Thread Tho For Another Build, But That Build Is Going To Be For Mild Gaming. Ive Never Tried Out An Amd Except For This Notebook Im Typing On Haha Then Again I Didnt Give Radeon A Chance Until My 1 First Build And It Blew My Mind Away
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