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[New System Build] Budget Multi-Tasking computer

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November 27, 2009 12:51:30 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE:
Within the next month.

BUDGET RANGE: ~600 $US

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Heavy Multitasking - Video Encoding, Photo Editing, Web Dev., Media Server. It rarely gets used for games.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: (e.g.: keyboard, mouse, monitor, hard drive, case. I have a 380 watt Antec PSU and expect I need something larger: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: www.newegg.com or cheapest

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: U.S.

PARTS PREFERENCES: Looking at the best bang for the buck which I think it would be the AMD Phenom II X4 955. Going in a Lian Li PC-65 case:
http://www.xoxide.com/lianlipc65.html

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe
CROSSFIRE: Maybe (Don't think it's necessary)

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280x1024

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:
The PC is on 24/7 so I would like something relatively power efficient. Most of the time I use the computer through remote desktop.

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition $165.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or
Intel Core i5 750 $150.00
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...


Motherboard: ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 $119.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or
ASUS P7P55D LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard $149.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Ram: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) $69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics Card: ?
November 27, 2009 11:18:14 PM

Bump. I'm wondering if the Intel I5-750 is a better choice as it draws less power and I may not have to replace the PSU. Thoughts?
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November 28, 2009 7:33:27 PM

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