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I think this will be my new PC, what do you think?

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July 9, 2010 1:43:13 AM

I am moving to a new apartment so I wanted to get a new computer too. My budget is around $750 and this is what I got so far.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Next month

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Web browsing, heavy multitasking, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, some gaming.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg or Anything trustworthy.

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: US

OVERCLOCKING: No

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe in the future

My budget is around $750 and this is what I got so far.

New Parts:
- Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor
- GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD4P LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard w/ USB 3.0 & SATA 6 Gb/s
- SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
- Rosewill Smart One Black Computer CaseRosewill RV2-600 600 W Power Supply
- G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL9D-4GBNT (I'm getting 2 of these to sum 8GB).

- Logitech X-540 Speakers


Other parts from my old Computer:
- Radeon 4830
- LITE-ON DVDRW LH-20A1S ATA
- Samsung SyncMaster P2350, I will get a second Samsung 23" monitor but I don't know which one yet.


I was planning to get a SSD to install my OS but they are too expensive in my opinion so I will wait until they become cheaper.
I think I can get all of this for about $688 so I have about $50 left. I would be open to change the CPU for something better that doesnt add more than $50 to the price.

I'm open for opinions. Also I am not 100.1% sure that everything is compatible, this is my first build.

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July 9, 2010 2:25:36 AM

Solid setup outside of case & PSU.

I would go with the Antec 300 Illusion & Antec EarthWatts EA650

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July 9, 2010 2:40:08 AM

@tecmo34 Thanks, I think I will get that one!
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July 9, 2010 3:43:43 AM

How long till you upgrade your 4830 Gfx card? That will be holding you back for gaming very very soon.
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July 9, 2010 5:48:39 PM

@cmcghee358

I am planing to add a second graphic card in a few months, right now I can play most games at full resolution at 22fps or so, however I am not a hardcore gamer.

BTW, is it possible to crossfire my 4830 with another model? (like the 5770) and if yes, Can I use them to connect 3 monitors?
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July 9, 2010 6:22:36 PM

No. Best you can do is Xfire it with another 4xxx series.
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July 16, 2010 12:29:01 AM

Best answer selected by rrojas260.
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