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February 5, 2010 8:20:11 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: nxt two weeks BUDGET RANGE: $1400

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, Photoshop, video editing, internet surfing, movie watching

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, hard drive, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS:Newegg

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United States

PARTS PREFERENCES: Should I use an Intel or AMD Processor? I'm not sure, maybe you guys can help me... (if I were to get AMD, I'd get the Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition, and if I were to get Intel, I'd get the Core i7 920)

OVERCLOCKING: Light OC'ing

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Eventually

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I already selected my RAM, GPU, motherboard, DVD drive and case (links below), but if anyone has any other suggestions, let me know.

RAM and GPU combo:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Case:
COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard:
GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD drive:
Sony Optiarc Black
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thanks for the help.

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February 6, 2010 1:21:00 PM

Intel cuz you have the money.

For PSU, you need at least a 600W one or better. Most def. better if you plan to upgrade to HD 5970 CF.

Quote:

500 Watt or greater power supply with two 75W 6-pin PCI Express® power connectors recommended (600 Watt and four 6-pin connectors for ATI CrossFireX™ technology in dual mode)


http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/graphics/ati-rad...

This is a good one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

For HDD:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If it were me, I'd drop the LGA 1366 in favor of LGA 1156 (i5 750 + P7P55D-E PRO). Throw in a 30GB Vertex SDD as OS drive, F3 500GB as backup/storage, a cheaper case, same GPUs & PSU. Why? The primiary goal is gaming, not video editing.
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