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$1000 Gaming/editing build

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September 9, 2010 9:26:52 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 1-2 weeks from now

BUDGET RANGE: (e.g.: 600-800) $1100 max

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Mostly used for editing RAW picture files, will game and watch movies on

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor, Video Card (4870 xfx), Case (X-dreamer)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Any Canadian site, can Price match if needed from www.memoryexpress.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Canada

PARTS PREFERENCES: No preference

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

This is the build I have so far
Intel Core™ i5 Processor 760 2.8GHz w/ 8MB Cache
$200 on sale right now

Corsair 4GB Dominator DHX+ PC3-12800 C8 Dual Channel DDR3 Kit (2 x 2GB)
$150

Asus P7P55D Deluxe w/ Dual DDR3 1600, 9.1 Audio, Dual Gigabit Lan, 1394, PCI-E, CrossFireX / SLI
$230

Western Digital 1TB Caviar Black 7200rpm SATA III w/ 64MB Cache
$90

Antec EarthWatts EA 650W Power Supply w/ Triple +12V
$90

Total = $760

Or should I go with a
Intel Core™ i7 Processor 930 2.8GHz w/ 8MB Cache
(One for sale for $240 right now)

Asus P6T w/ TripleDDR3 2000, 7.1 Audio, Gigabit Lan, 1394, PCI-E, 3-way CrossFireX/ SLI
$250

Corsair 6GB XMS3-1600 PC3-12800 Core™ i7 Triple Channel DDR3 Kit (3 x 2GB) w/ Intel
$165

Western Digital 1TB Caviar Black 7200rpm SATA III w/ 64MB Cache
$90

Corsair TX 750W Power Supply w/ 140mm Fan
$135

Total= $880

Anything anyone would change or which system would you go for. Thank you for your time
September 10, 2010 12:56:40 AM

Hey nova316!

I would purchase your items from newegg.ca :)  So lets get started!

i5 750
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Mobo
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

RAM
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

PSU
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

CASE
HAF 912 COMING TO STORES SOON
$55US
I would upgrade to this ^^^^^

DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

QUESTION Is your 4870 the single GPU version?


Grand Total:* $700.44

Note: this build is a little overkill




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September 10, 2010 1:02:51 AM

If you use CS5 an AMDx6 build would be better. CS4 get the i5.
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September 10, 2010 1:03:40 AM

^ well no one said it was PRO editing ^^
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September 10, 2010 1:51:27 AM

Thanks for your quick responses, I do use Cs5 and adobe lightroom quite a bit. Should of been more clear sorry. Does that means I gotta scrap my Intel build and go AMDx6 build? Its been a while since I have built a computer been using an Asus G1s for a while now

This is my 4870
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Sorry I couldn't be more help, brother upgrading his system and gave me it so I thought I would still use it as I don't heavily game
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September 10, 2010 2:41:34 AM

Yeah well....

1055t
890fx usb3
some ram blah blah ble
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