Please review my $800 build Tags: New Build Systems Last response: April 10, 2010 5:16 AM in Systems Share atwork111 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. More about : review 800 build | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove batuchka April 10, 2010 5:16:16 AM $737 AR including ship | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>Please review my $800 build> Related ressources: ForumPlease Review ~$1, 800 + i7920 Build Forum700- 800 multi-purpose build . Please Review /Suggest/Advice ForumPlease review my first-time $ 800 gaming PC build ForumNew Budget Build Review Please (trying for under 800 ) ForumNew 800 $CAN build , please review ForumFinalizing gaming build .. review * please * (~$1,500 budget) Forum800 dollar build review Forum$ 800 Best Gaming Build ( Review /Resource) Forum$ 800 * Review my build * ForumNew photoshop build please review and help decide on final components ForumI7-920 gaming build $1200. First time builder, please review . ForumPlease review my ($1800 approx.) Sandy Bridge build ForumNEED HELP ON NEW (AND 1ST) $ 800 BUILD PLEASE ForumFinal Build Before Purchase - Please Help Review ForumPlease review $1000 gaming build ForumCpu/Gpu/Motherboard Suggestion Forum[Solved] Sata connections on new build Forum[Solved] First build in some time - $1100 budget AMD ForumNeed help with RAID with new build. ForumDouble check this build More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !