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Please review and comment on this system proposal, $750 budget

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December 14, 2009 8:26:35 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This week

BUDGET RANGE: up to $750 +/-

SYSTEM USAGE: Email, web surfing, Corel Draw X4 (tracing large bitmaps in vector), Occasional light dditing of HD video (I do not have a program picked out yet), Watching Movies, I DO NOT game and have no need for 3-D graphics

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor (Samsung SyncMaster 2253LW), speakers, OS (Window 7)

PREFERRED WEBSITE FOR PARTS: www.microcenter.com or www.newegg.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel CPU

OVERCLOCKING: Yes

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1,680 x 1,050


Here is a system I put together agfter looking at some of the other builds in this forum. Please review and comment.


Processor: Intel Corporation Core i5 750 Processor Boxed SKU: 292151 $149.99

MB: Gigabyte GA-P55-UD4P Socket 1156 P55 ATX Motherboard, Open Box SKU: 291153 $135.96

Video: Asus Computer International GeForce 8400 GS 512MB DDR2 PCIe 2.0 x16 Graphics Card SKU: 407619 $39.99

Case: Cooler Master CM 690 ATX Mid Tower SKU: 929745 $69.99

Optical Drive: Sony Bulk Optiarc 24X SATA DVD Burner - OEM SKU: 201970 $34.99

Power Supply: Corsair Memory TX 650 Watt ATX Power Supply SKU: 286104 $109.99

Hard Drive: Samsung OEM EcoGreen F2EG 1TB 5,400RPM 3.5" SATA Hard Drive SKU: 243402 $89.99

The Total is 774.74 less $30 in rebates and $20 from Newegg match on the PS. Final cost w/tax is $723.5434



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December 14, 2009 9:52:39 PM

pretty good build, but... dont get 5400 rpm drives, it is worth it to spend 20 more dollars on a 7200 rpm drive. second i dont see any ram but i reccomend this:

G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-4GBECO -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRH -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

lastly, i know you have no need for a high end video card, you might as well at least get this:

MSI R5750-PM2D1G Radeon HD 5750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail

or something like that because the 8400 is nothing, integrated might beat that.

everything else is good :) 
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December 14, 2009 9:56:10 PM

You could go cheaper with an AMD CPU (Athlon II x4) and an AM3 motherboard with integrated HD 4200 video. An i5 is overkill for what you are doing.
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December 14, 2009 11:16:03 PM

I am all for saving money. I thought the HD video would be processor intense. However, if I can get away with something less than and i5 I would like to see some proposals.

For the mother board I would like Firewire, USB and eSATA headers so that I can have them on the front panel.
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December 15, 2009 1:04:44 AM

By light editing, I mean I am not editing a feature length movie. My son is a high school wrestler. I plan on taking video of the meets this year. I will then create a season chronology for each individual by putting each of their matches on a single video.

I am not currently doing this as the camera is on order and is due to be delivered this week.

I will take a look at the reviews and come pack with another proposal based on a recommend CPU for the task.

Thanks to everyone who has responded. I really appreciate it as the technology has passed me by since I last built a machine 5 years ago.
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December 15, 2009 1:16:59 AM

Boiler, you and I are both looking at similar needs and a similar build. For one, everything you list above adds up to $630, not the $700+ you mention.

Second, check out this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?I...

I think all that needs is a video card and a optical drive and its a sub-$600 system. I just posted for help as well, so check out my thread too to see what people say about that kit.
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December 15, 2009 1:41:59 AM

I missed posting the memory in the first post. With it the $723.54 is correct.
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December 15, 2009 2:06:43 AM

Core i5 is overkill in a major way, you could get away with a $64 Pentium Dual Core E5200, they overclock well and have plenty of $$ left over for a SSD.
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December 15, 2009 11:21:51 AM

I think I am going to stick with the i5. The reason for this is it is pretty cheap at microcenter ($149) and it will allow me to keep the PC in service for a longer time (I tend to replace computers every 5-6 years). In addition if I decide to do more intensive video editing the additional power will come in handy.

I still am not set on a video card. I would prefer to keep it under $50. Does anyone have advise on this?
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