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June 11, 2010 12:02:08 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Immediately
BUDGET RANGE: $1400 Max, but if cheaper, I am OK with that.
Before / After Rebates: It's whatever as long as the end result doesn't pass $1400
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Light Video Editing (I want to be able to edit 1080P in Vegas with access to all the options, but rendering times aren't that important), Scribus/Open Office Productivity, Internet, Watching Movies...
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Everything is required.
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com, though any website is cool.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
PARTS PREFERENCES: Meh...
OVERCLOCKING: No
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No
MONITOR RESOLUTION: Would prefer 1080P but 720P is fine as well. Would prefer a hidden stand as well.
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I don't understand GPUs at all so... Also, while I have a $1400 budget I would rather meet my needs than hit the budget's ceiling. I also use a Canon HG20 for video.

I am thinking:

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SONY Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 10
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU:
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 2.8GHz Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor Model HDT55TFBGRBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?I...

CPU Cooler:
Scythe SCKTN-3000 92mm Sleeve "KATANA3" 3Heat Pipes CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard:
ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO AM3 AMD 785G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?I...

PSU:
OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ700MXSP 700W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?I...

Case:
Thermaltake Element G VL10001W2Z Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?I...

Memory:
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?I...
&
Kingston HyperX Blu 2GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9D3B1/2G
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD:
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?I...

Monitor:
ASUS MS238H Glossy Black 23" 2ms Ring stand & Ergo-fit LED backlight HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD-R:
LITE-ON DVD Writer - Bulk - Black SATA Model iHAS224-06 LightScribe Support - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Keyboard:
Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

As linked a good bulk of it is in a combo deal... I've got a $5 mouse and am sitting at $1,207.99 including shipping but not including $45 in rebates... Thanks for any help!
June 11, 2010 4:24:47 AM

I is slipping through the cracks here... :cry: 
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June 11, 2010 8:52:43 AM

nice budget. i would prefer a i7 setup with that.it would be much faster and maybe you would need a nvidia quadro with that? or firegl. a proffesional's video card. wait i'll post a spec later on.
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June 11, 2010 10:36:50 AM

Actually Vegas takes no advantage rendering via GPU and scanning your needs even 780G IGP back in '08 is fine for HD DVD/Blu Ray but if u looking at Thuban:

1. Get a 800 series mobo/IGP like 880G/890GX
2. I think we could squeeze in a SSD with such a healthy budget (but your call hehe)
3. Dual channel 2 x 2 on AM3 or 2 x 4 for RAM
4. Whoa definitely no need for a 700W PSU @@
Alternative suggestion

LCD, SSD option, etc: your call ^^
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June 11, 2010 11:21:05 AM

Now I was under the impression that AMD was actually better for productivity than Intel. Any truth to that? BTW, I am not against having seperate HDD (even SSDs :D  ) but don't completely undestand the logic. Is the idea to create more sources therefore no bottlenecks waiting for one piece of info before you can move on to the next? And what is adequate ram? I'm afraid going the 64-bit route 4gig is just weak, no? Thanks!
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June 11, 2010 11:33:51 AM

Nah for your needs AMD/Intel dead rubber so no worries but for RAM: 64 bit does not mean u *have* to nab even 4GB...have peeps just on 2GB even but if your apps benefit from more RAM then go for it ^^ In many cases the bottleneck is often HDD so a SSD is, if u can afford it is sometimes the most worthwhile upgrade one could do to a (any) system hehe
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June 11, 2010 9:49:00 PM
June 11, 2010 10:53:48 PM

Well for me since u not gonna use the CF feature on that 890GX - i would personally not want to pay for it hehe As for PSU - get an 80+ certified one RAM - get matching frequency as the rig will only run at the lowest freq of RAM detected and 2 x 2 would do? OCZ RAMs u have to be very careful of which line u pick out and those seem dodgy to me lol
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June 12, 2010 5:22:58 AM
June 12, 2010 8:03:18 AM

Ok that case for its price has some decent cooling options and if u fancy its looks it's all good hehe
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June 12, 2010 4:46:50 PM

All righty. Just pulled the trigger and with everything looking right around $1,250 including shipping. A little over $720 in system costs. A tad over $500 for Monitor, software, keyboard, etc... Thanks a ton for for the help!
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June 12, 2010 4:47:36 PM

Best answer selected by NicoPanda.
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June 12, 2010 4:50:32 PM

You are welcomed ^^
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