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$500 budget multitasking computer

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: (within 4 months)

BUDGET RANGE: ($500) After Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Adobe CS5 Web Premium (not premiere), Surfing the internet lots of tabs and junk open, Home office, SC 2, watching movies

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, speakers, monitor, Power Supply, case, DVD drive (currently have Asus earthwatts 500W and Sonata III case)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: whichever is the best bang for buck, not worried about upgrading in future at all

OVERCLOCKING: No.

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No.

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Need to purchase/install Win 7 64-bit. Also $500 is the max, try to keep it under $400 unless you see significant reason to spend more.
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  1. Depends on what socket u want
    775, and u can go with core 2 quad q8300 @2.5 GHz- 149.00 and EVGA GeForce 9500gt 1GB - 66.00 and a gigabyte EP-45-UD3L FOR UNDER 99.00

    OR SOCKET 1156, u can get core i5 750 @ 2.66 - 194.99 and EVGA GeForce GTS 250- 139.00 and a Asus P7P55D - 149.00

    -----Think about it------ or wait to see what others say
    ALL THIS UNDER $500.00 without mail in rebate so it cud be 300 or less with mail in rebate
  2. I also need a HDD guys
  3. the HDD needs to be at least 750GB, I'd like 1TB if possible
  4. SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185
  5. Thanks for the help,
    now we're over budget by near $200. Where would you cut down?
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  7. what do you think of this combo for the ram and motherboard instead?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?nm_mc=AFC-SlickDeals&cm_mmc=AFC-SlickDeals-_-NA-_-NA-_-NA&ItemList=Combo.454554

    it's $135 for 4GB of RAM and a 1156 motherboard.
  8. you cannot change the mobo to a intel socket because you will need to change the processor too , stay at batuchka's build
  9. you think I can get better performance by staying that route for the same price?
  10. Best answer selected by vigorvermin.
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