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First Time System Build [Need Advice - Buying Today]

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January 11, 2010 2:35:31 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Today/Tomorrow

BUDGET RANGE: $1500-$1600 Max. (including monitor)

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Video Editing (Adobe Premiere, Photoshow Pro), Web Development, Browsing

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Mouse, Keyboard, OS (have Win7 Ultimate 64Bit)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com, amazon.com, any trustworthy site with good deals
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES:

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe (if necessary)

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Do I need it if it is not for Gaming?

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080, or 1920x1200 if there's a good monitor at this res. that fits into my budget

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

GPU: XFX HD-585A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video ... - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814150442

MOBO: ASUS P6X58D Premium
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813131614

Memory: OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820227365

CASE/PSU Combo HAF922 & OCZ StealthXStream 700W

HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 - They are out of the 1TB at the moment on Newegg.

HSU: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus

CPU: Intel I7 920

DVD Burner: Sony Optiarc Black
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6827118032

Monitor: ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I can get the CPU from Microcenter for $229

So total before rebates is $1526. With $70 in rebates (if I ever get them :)  would be ~$1456

How does that look? Is 700W PSU ok?
Also, what about the GPU. Is XFX ok? Or is there a different brand I should look at?
How does the 5850 compare to the 5770? Will it make a difference for me in the Video Editing vs. Gaming world.

Do I need to buy any other cables?

I am anxious to fire the order off, so any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks.

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January 11, 2010 2:45:54 PM

It looks good, except your links don't work.

700W will be more than enough power.

There isn't really a difference in the bands of GPUs. If you need an OS, I believe that one is comboed with Windows 7.

You shouldn't need to buy any additional cables, but double check what you're getting. The motherboard should have most of the ones you need.
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January 11, 2010 2:59:06 PM

ebajh69 said:
How does that look? Is 700W PSU ok?

500W+ would be plenty, and I would recommend something better than OCZ such as Corsair HX/TX or Antec TruePower New.

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Also, what about the GPU. Is XFX ok? Or is there a different brand I should look at?

You should check with Adobe to see which GPUs are compatible and possibly look for benchmarks to find out the best one for you. XFX is a very good brand due to it's double lifetime warranty.
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