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Good compatible AMD system under 500??

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August 5, 2010 2:39:44 PM

Hi

Im planning to buy and build myself a new computer, im fixing with computers a bit but at building one from scratch i a newbie.

Im not a gamer, it will only be for light online-games and mostly for multimedia, music, video, photos and browsing the web. Some photoshop but nothing complicated.
It will be for windows 7.


I would really appreciate some feedback and thoughts and comments on the choices im thinking of;



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APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: this week


BUDGET RANGE: under 500$ canadian


SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: surfing the internet, listening to music, watching movies, some photo-editing

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: ( keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, DVD-reader)


PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS:

http://www.directcanada.com/


COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: (Canada)


PARTS PREFERENCES: by brand or type ( I would like to use an AMD CPU & Gigabyte or ASUS motherboard and miditower )


OVERCLOCKING: No


SLI OR CROSSFIRE: probably not


MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050


ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: (e.g.: It will be for windows 7, nothing fancy, I would like a quiet solid and reliable PC)


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Corsair CMPSU-400CX 400CX 400W ATX 12V 30A Power Supply Active PFC 120MM Fan

www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11180AC4237



G.SKILL F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK PC2-8500 4GB 2X2GB DDR2-1066 CL5-5-5-15 240PIN Dual Channel Memory Kit

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=15380BD6771



Gigabyte GA-880GM-UD2H AMD880G mATX AM3 DDR3 1PCIE CrossFireX Video Sound GBLAN Motherboard
$92.78

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11830BD9120&v...




Antec TriCool 120MM Case Fan 3-SPEED 1200/1600/2200RPM 25/28/30DBA 39/56/79CFM 3 & 4PINS

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10370AC4286



Coolermaster Elite 310 Black W/ Silver Trim ATX Mid Tower Case 4X5.25 6X3.5INT 1X3.5EXT

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11130AC5111



Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB SATA2 7200RPM 16MB 8.9MS 3.5IN

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=25350DR9550



AMD Phenom II X2 550 Dual Core Processor Socket AM3 3.1GHZ 6MB L3 Cache 80W Retail Box

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10360BD5988
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