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Please review my $800 build

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April 10, 2010 4:44:35 AM

A friend of mine wants to spend $800ish before shipping on a light photoshop build. I'd like to save her a little money but I still want to build her a decent upgradable machine.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: sometime this month but will wait till may for suspected price drops/new stuff within budget.

BUDGET RANGE: 800 before shipping and rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: light photoshop, internet, media(avi, mkv, mp3 etc), maybe light gaming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg, tiger, amazon. theres a frys nearby as well

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: usa

PARTS PREFERENCES: none

OVERCLOCKING: whatever the stock heatsink will allow but i might buy a new heatsink later

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1440x900

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor - Retail - $159.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103674

GIGABYTE GA-770T-USB3 AM3 AMD 770 USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail - $89.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128431

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM - Retail - $119.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231303

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - $89.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

Antec earthwatts EA500 500W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.2 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC "Compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply - Retail - $69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371007

LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA CD/DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM - $24.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289

SAPPHIRE 100293L Radeon HD 5570 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Low Profile Ready Video Card - Retail - $79.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102874

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM - $99.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116754

$734.92 before shipping

Still need a case but im gonna let her pick that out. I told her to choose between antec, cooler master, and lan li since i've seen those recommended the most.







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April 10, 2010 5:16:16 AM

$737 AR including ship :p 

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