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No discrete video now, maybe in future, <=$500?

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March 21, 2010 7:30:04 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: next two days

BUDGET RANGE: ~$500 / After Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: home office, photo editing, video editing

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse (yay PS/2!), Gateway HD2200 LCD, will purchase Win7 64

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg, other suggestions welcome

COUNTRY: US

PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050, would like to dual with old 1280x1024

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: First complete build in a very long time (Athlon XP anyone?)

I need a stable, competent machine for now, that in six months or so could handle light gaming with the addition of a discrete video card. No hardcore gaming ever. I've got this spec'd out, but wish I could get the (without OS) price down to $500. Am I going to be miserable with onboard video and wish I had just grabbed Proximon's Bargain AMD setup?

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GIGABYTE GA-MA790GPT-UD3H AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $115

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $107

AMD Phenom II X2 545 Callisto 3.0GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $102

CORSAIR CMPSU-400CX 400W ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $50

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $80

Rosewill Wind Knight Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with pre-installed 2x 120mm Fan, - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $50

LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW [brevity snip] - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $32


Thanks for any input.

Schipi

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