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Building $1500-$1750 Personal Computer

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March 30, 2010 6:20:27 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 2-4 weeks out

BUDGET RANGE:$1500 -$1750

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: surfing net, downloading music, watching movies, light photoshop work, some video editing, web design.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitors, speakers

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com,

PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel

OVERCLOCKING: Yes

CROSSFIRE: No, don’t think it’s necessary

MONITOR RESOLUTION: No Preference




Since I had to upload my table as picture the links don’t work, so here they are:
Hard Drive,
SSD,
OS,
Motherboard,
Processor,
Memory,
Case,

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March 30, 2010 6:29:26 PM

You're spending a lot on a machine when you don't need it to do much. Also, you're using a lot of different vendor, in the US and in Canada. Which will you buy from? I'm using Newegg.com until this is resolved, so prices may very.

A 40 GB SSD is completely pointless. SSDs need about 20% free space to operate effectively. That means that after the OS, you have only 16 GB of space to install programs. That's not very much.

Here is a great machince under $1,700. It's still overkill for your uses.

CPU/Mobo: i7-930 and Ggiabyte GA-X58A-UD3R $480
RAM: G.Skill Pi Series 3x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 $175. You don't need sticks faster than 1600 mhz.
GPU: HD 5870 $420
SSD: Intel X25-M 80 GB $219
HDD: Seagate 7200.12 500 GB $55
PSU: Corsair 750W 80+ $100 after rebate
Case: HAF 922 $90 after rebate
Optical: Cheap SATA DVD burner $24
HSF: Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus $35
OS: Windows 7 Home 64-bit OEM $100

Total: $1,698
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March 30, 2010 7:26:35 PM

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