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What AMD system should I purchase?

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January 28, 2010 4:54:50 AM

Hello, I am planning on buying an AMD based system.
(This is the first time I am not buying Intel). I am looking for a system that can manage Full Hd Home editing after I realized that my fast laptop (DDR3,Core 2d,and 512MB ATI, 7200 500GB wd wont do the job).
I am looking for a system in less than 1000$ is it possible?
I am not into gaming.
Have good day.

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January 28, 2010 5:10:13 AM

This topic has been moved from the section Graphic & Displays to section Homebuilt Systems by Maziar
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January 28, 2010 5:24:58 AM

Good call on moving it.

What specifically did you find lacking? We could probably do that for under $500. (we end up doing gaming builds for that much a bunch)
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January 28, 2010 7:44:59 AM

cpu+gpu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... 290.98$ after discount
mb: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 94.99$ after discounts are rebates
memory: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 74.99$ after discounts and rebates
psu+case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... 109.98 after discount
hd: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $84.99 with free shipping
dvd burner: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $23.99 with free shipping
total 679.92$ without mouse, keyboard, speakers, monitor and os.
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January 28, 2010 11:56:18 AM

daggs said:
cpu+gpu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... 290.98$ after discount
mb: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 94.99$ after discounts are rebates
memory: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 74.99$ after discounts and rebates
psu+case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... 109.98 after discount
hd: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $84.99 with free shipping
dvd burner: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $23.99 with free shipping
total 679.92$ without mouse, keyboard, speakers, monitor and os.



I like this build. Nice combos. I might get more ram though if hes into editing.
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January 28, 2010 12:16:48 PM

For $1,000, that build isn't doing much for you. I would go with a higher end Intel CPU, as you don't need to spend much on other parts

Here's what I would build for a work horse:

CPU/mobo: i7-860 and GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD3 $397

RAM: 2x Corsair XMS3 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 $220

HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB $90

Case: Antec 300 $52 w/ promo code and free shipping

PSU: Antec EarthWatts Green EA-430D Green 430W $55

Optical: Cheapest SATA DVD burner $24

GPU: HD 5770 $155 after rebate

Total: $993. If you need an OS, it will add about $100 for Windows 7. You can easily drop down to one set of RAM to defray the cost.
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January 28, 2010 12:47:04 PM

You realize you linked to a GPU?

And that Antec PSU is very high quality and very efficient.
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January 28, 2010 1:15:01 PM

I dont think the earthwatts is bad-- but the OCZ is higher efficiency, cheaper, and has higher amperage. (and wattage)
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January 28, 2010 1:19:42 PM

Actually, it's not more efficient. I don't care what they put in the efficiency spec, but the Antec is 80 Plus Bronze certified and the OCZ is only 80 Plus certified. Refer to the Wikipedia article for details.

But yes, it is the other things.
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January 29, 2010 1:07:43 AM

He is not into gaming. Lose the graphics card from the AMD build, and get a motherboard with integrated ATI graphics.
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February 5, 2010 1:46:19 PM

Thank you All!!!!!
I just did not see these answers before I have a few things to say and ask.
A Lot of combo deals are already offff.

I read more and more and more I think I will need one of these...DO you know which one is better suited for my needs Short 1-10 minutes videos Full HD this are the cards :
BlackMagic intensity
http://www.blackmagic-design.com/products/intensity/

Leadtek WinFast
Leadtek WinFast HD Transcoding Card PxVC1100 Pictures


Hauppauge or ATI or other???


I need Hd Home editing system
The parts I need are .
A. 2 Hard drive for backup and faster performance (at raid).
B. 1 Board that supports AM3 and DDR3 1333 And Above is better. That had IDE and sata. That has supports ATI cross fire (not for gaming) meybe for Graphics latter.
No GPU on the board... Why??? (So if i'll ever decide to over clock... )
DDR3 ram 2X2 Giga or 2X4 giga The problem is that 2X4 is toooooo expensive
C. Cpu maybe Athlon II X 4 620 / 630 so latter I will upgrade to phenom || 965 or above.
D. ATI HD I do not which one.....
E. I am thinking of using my old ATX + PSU for my new computer. (it has 400Watt)
F. I will be using my Old DVD and CD rom Drives IDE.


Will be willing to hear about Intel Low priced system.

1. I am not looking for a new screen right now (will need one latter. I will be looking for LED Full HD screen when price to drops.
2. I am not from the US so new egge is out of reach for me .... what can I do???
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February 6, 2010 3:09:51 AM

2 things, why in the world would you ever need crossfire for not gaming? Also, why do you think the existence of onboard graphics would cause a problem for overclocking?
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February 6, 2010 4:16:19 AM

False_Dmitry_II said:
2 things, why in the world would you ever need crossfire for not gaming? Also, why do you think the existence of onboard graphics would cause a problem for overclocking?



You can cross fire cards like FirePro Which are not for gaming they are for 3d Design.
I just read in forums that if you need to overclock the bus and the on board graphics needs to be over clocked it might harm it... because a lot of on board cards are not build for over clocking.

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February 6, 2010 5:15:04 AM

"Might" isn't a definitely. That also depends on how aggressive about the overclock you're trying to be and if you have a black edition CPU or not.

I know of firepro cards, but I will admit I didn't know you can crossfire them. If those are what you might get, I remember reading somewhere that you can flash certain normal gaming cards and turn them into those. I don't remember which cards or how accurate that is though.
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