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May 28, 2010 5:31:36 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Soon as I can get the right combination. BUDGET RANGE:400-500 Before / After Rebates Either

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: A lot of multitasking, Internet, MS Office, Flash videos (1080p), Photoshop, Video encoding. Will turn into a HTPC after I can get the money for the turner.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com or somewhere reliable. COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES:
- AMD Athlon II X4 620
- Ram : I saw some where on this website that you can get a 6gb kit for around $100 from Corsair? 4 gb - 6 gb.
- MOBO: USB3, pretty good integrated graphic, microATX, PCI express 16 2.0 for future graphic card upgrade.
+GIGABYTE GA-785GMT-USB3 AM3 AMD 785G USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard?
- Case: No idea.
+Rosewill R101-P-BK 120mm Fan MicroATX Mid Tower Computer Case?
- HDD: No idea. Looking at SSD for some speed. Only need to put OS and some important apps on there. I have some HDD I can use as storage.
- Power Supply: No idea. 400-500 watts?


OVERCLOCKING: No SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I want a silent PC. A lot of multitasking. I will add a graphic card later on if I think I need it. My current PC is a Pentium D 820 with 2gb and X700pro, been good to me for 5 years. However, I think its time to upgrade to a faster computer. I have given up playing games so I just need a really good CPU i think. I kind of want this PC to last me about 5 more years. Thanks.

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May 28, 2010 6:40:53 AM
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This would be my pick...
X4 635 + MSI 880GMA-E45 AM3 AMD 880G SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
You do get cheaper mobos but this one has the latest chipset and SATA 6GB/s and USB3.0...As you plan to keep the PC for a long time, these future tech would be very useful...

RAM
ADATA 4GB DDR3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CASE - IMO this is better for the same price as that rosewill
NZXT GAMMA Classic Series
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU - Corsair 400CX - This can support even card like the HD 5750...As you are not a gamer, this PSU would suffice...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You wanted a SSD, here is one...and a big one too with the TRIM feature...
Kingston SSDNow V Series SNV425-S2BD/64GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

Total - $530 | $475 Including rebates...And Free Shipping for all the parts except the mobo, but that too is about $3...
May 28, 2010 3:36:06 PM

X4 635 + MSI 880GMA-E45 AM3 AMD 880G SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0
http://www.anrdoezrs.net/click-3463938-10521304?URL=htt...

RAM
ADATA 4GB DDR3
http://www.anrdoezrs.net/click-3463938-10521304?URL=htt...


Kingston SSDNow V Series SNV425-S2BD/64GB
http://www.anrdoezrs.net/click-3463938-10521304?URL=htt...

Antec Combo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...


How does that one look guys? Thank you for the suggestion gkay09

Also, would I benefit any from getting the Arctic Silver paste and getting a better CPU cooler or is the stock enough? What about cables? Do I need to buy anything extra?
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May 28, 2010 7:34:34 PM

Best answer selected by simarr24.
May 30, 2010 11:56:13 AM

^If you will not overclock, then the stock cooler would suffice...
But an aftermarket cooler would reduce the temps even at stock speeds...
And yes a better thermal grease would be good...but not AS5...I would suggest the MX-2 or TX-2, which are not electrically conductive as the AS5...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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