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July 22, 2010 8:32:50 PM

I wanted to build my own pc since it will save me money. I Will mainly use it for
Digital(Art) Sofware such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Gimp, Dreamweaver. Those kind of programs.
No gaming for me. I will leave that job to my Playstation 3.

These are the specs i have chosen.



1.(Bundle)MSI 770-G45 AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard
AMD Athlon II X3 440 Rana 3.0GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Desktop Processor ADX440WFGIBOX ($137.98)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...


2.SAPPHIRE 100253HDMI Radeon HD 4650 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Low Profile Ready Video Card ($55.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

3.Kingston ValueRAM 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model KVR1066D3K2/2GR ($50.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


4.Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM ($99.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

5.Western Digital WD5000AAKS Caviar Blue Hard Drive - 500GB, 7200rpm, 16MB, SATA-300, OEM ($39.99)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

6.(Bundle)HEC 6C28BB8S Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
hec Orion XPOWER585 585W ATX12V 2.01 Power Supply ($46.98)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...


7.Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model AD-7260S-0B - OEM (19.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I tried to keep it below $500 and just made it.

If i am forgettting anything please let me know. I am a total loser when it comes to Pc's
And if anything isnt compatible please tell me

Also, if you guys ave any suggestions as to how i can lower the price, for example, picking a cheaper Video Card that will still do the job or links to where
these items are sold cheaper, i would aprreciate it a tons.
July 22, 2010 9:05:21 PM

i dont need a moniter,keyboard, mouse or speakers
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July 22, 2010 9:25:06 PM

You'd want 4GB for Photoshop..
Like these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also, heres a faster drive for the same money: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Another Case+PSU, cost less and you get a MUCH better PSU; http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Heres another card, lower power usage for the same price, though you can even drop down to a 5450/4350:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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July 22, 2010 9:32:52 PM

Timop said:
You'd want 4GB for Photoshop..
Like these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also, heres a faster drive for the same money: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Another Case+PSU, cost less and you get a MUCH better PSU; http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Heres another card, lower power usage for the same price, though you can even drop down to a 5450/4350:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Thank oyu

is that PSU really better?

the on i had was 585W
or is there other things i should be looking at asweel?
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July 22, 2010 9:43:57 PM

Does my Video Card nee to be GDDR3?
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July 22, 2010 9:47:47 PM

Is there a specific reason you're going with Win 7 32-bit? 64-bit is the same price, and the early 32-to-64-bit transition problems have mostly gone away.
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July 22, 2010 9:51:48 PM

You would need barely 200W for your system, and the Corsair PSU is far better quality, which would translate in a longer life, cleaner power, less chances of the PSU failing and potentially breaking other hardware, and lower power usage due to higher efficiency.

You not really using your GPU anyways, so there's no need for GDDR3.

Oh here, another $10 shaved off with an updated version of the same board: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

And do go for 64-bit, especially with 4GB of RAM its a must.
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July 22, 2010 10:05:09 PM

coldsleep said:
Is there a specific reason you're going with Win 7 32-bit? 64-bit is the same price, and the early 32-to-64-bit transition problems have mostly gone away.


yea srry about that i put the wrong one up

i am buying the 64 bit
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July 22, 2010 10:08:39 PM

Timop said:
You would need barely 200W for your system, and the Corsair PSU is far better quality, which would translate in a longer life, cleaner power, less chances of the PSU failing and potentially breaking other hardware, and lower power usage due to higher efficiency.

You not really using your GPU anyways, so there's no need for GDDR3.

Oh here, another $10 shaved off with an updated version of the same board: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

And do go for 64-bit, especially with 4GB of RAM its a must.



does that motherboard supporst dual channel? or does it matter?
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July 22, 2010 10:10:30 PM

Goofy Goof said:
does that motherboard supporst dual channel? or does it matter?

Every AM3 Mobo supports dual channel, as long as you put sticks of RAM in.
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July 22, 2010 10:13:08 PM

Timop said:
Every AM3 Mobo supports dual channel, as long as you put sticks of RAM in.


lol sorry about that just cause all the other ones i looked at said Dual channel suported so i thought this one didnt

^^ ima loser at wen it comes to pcs
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July 22, 2010 10:26:37 PM

LOLS...
Dont worry, I do that sometimes too..
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July 23, 2010 12:07:49 PM

If you're working with Photo editing. Intel is a better choice. And get nVidia card instead because you can use the CUDA with the photoshop. Beside i7 1366 is a tripple channel compared to AMDs dual channel.
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July 23, 2010 3:34:39 PM

bkm23 said:
If you're working with Photo editing. Intel is a better choice. And get nVidia card instead because you can use the CUDA with the photoshop. Beside i7 1366 is a tripple channel compared to AMDs dual channel.

Honey, a single i7 chip would be over half of his budget...
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