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September 30, 2010 3:14:38 AM

Hey Toms hardware people! I've always found great advice for computers in your forums, but I've never actually posted. So, this is my first post and i apologize if something is wrong or out of place, please let me know! Anyways, i am fairly new to custom building; Ive only built one PC, a gaming PC for myself. Now, i am building a more subdued system for my parents. I need to know if all pf the parts will work together/be compatible and if they will be an optimal combination or not. Thanks in advance guys!

Approximate Purchase Date: immediately (within 10 days probably)

Budget Range: max of 700

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Video Editing/Graphic Design, Web Page Design, Gaming, Watching videos. (not strict, its a general purpose build really)

Parts Not Required: Mouse, keyboard, monitor.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country of Origin: US

Parts Preferences: see below \/

Overclocking: probably not now, only when it becomes slightly outdated (to make it last longer)

SLI or Crossfire: not for a while if ever.

Monitor Resolution: i think it is 1280*1024 but it might be 1024*768

Parts:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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a b B Homebuilt system
September 30, 2010 5:35:10 AM

There's no point in getting the ModXStream 700W; there are better deals on the ModXStream 600W. Your build won't make use of the extra output. They both only have 2 PCI-E connectors so it is very hard to make use of more than 500W.

OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W 80 Plus Certified Modular Power Supply
Lite-On 24X SATA DVD Burner - OEM
$47 after a $20 rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

or, to combo everything

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor
Nippon Labs Delux 3.5" Internal All In One Card Reader/Writer with USB2.0 & eSATA Ports
$145
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

or

AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 2.8GHz Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor
Nippon Labs Delux 3.5" Internal All In One Card Reader/Writer with USB2.0 & eSATA Ports
$206
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

GIGABYTE GA-870A-UD3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard (Better featured motherboard)
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
$180 with promo code MBTEN923
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Rosewill DESTROYER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ,comes with Three Fans (Less obnoxious looking, better cooled case)
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
$80
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

or

Rosewill DESTROYER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ,comes with Three Fans
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
$90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

SAPPHIRE Vapor-X Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB Video Card
OCZ 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 CL7 Desktop Memory (Lower latency, higher performance memory)
$185 after $35 in rebates
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
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a b B Homebuilt system
September 30, 2010 10:15:33 AM

For such low resolutions i wouldn't rule out HD 4850/GTS 250 if u could get em like sub $90?

Since Vid edit/Graphic design on the table:

Tower @ $583AR


60GB Sandforce based SSD $120AR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$703AR
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September 30, 2010 6:14:19 PM

Batuchka +10
Perfect build !
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a b B Homebuilt system
September 30, 2010 7:02:28 PM

do believe he wanted Os?



$705 ar and promo code

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October 6, 2010 4:59:54 AM

Sorry for not responding quickly guys; i've been bogged down with work recently :-/. Ok so, i took some parts and pieces from each build and heres what i came up with.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

i think its pretty much what i want, but if anyone sees any better combos/items that are similar thats awesome. As for major reworks of the build, i think this is the general setup that i want for its intended use. Also, i dont mind the look of the case, so dont worry about that, however if a just as decent case can be had for less, thats very welcome. Mostly a compatibility check, no issues foreseen right guys? Also, Batuchka, beastly build man, if only my budget was 100 more i would jump on that right now!
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October 10, 2010 12:00:58 AM

Best answer selected by CaptainATI.
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October 10, 2010 12:02:07 AM

Well guys, not much response, but i gave the best answer to Batuchka because, even though it didn't meet budget, it was a pretty awesome build.
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a b B Homebuilt system
October 10, 2010 1:53:10 AM

Yep glad to share insights - happy shopping/building ^^
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October 10, 2010 2:07:57 AM

batuchka said:
Yep glad to share insights - happy shopping/building ^^

Thanks man, just checking, the second system i posted should work together fine right?
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a b B Homebuilt system
October 10, 2010 2:52:42 AM

Yep all is compatible ^^
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