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October 14, 2010 12:22:25 AM

Hello,

I have been thinking of upgrading my computer from my 2002 dell dimension stock(lol), so I need a little help if you all don't mind. :D  I have a $700 dollar budget but would rather keep it to 650 so i can get Civ 5 :D 

*I don't need a monitor,speakers,mouse,keyboard, or HDDs. Oh and i have Win 7 64 and 32 bit :D *
So Far i have:

DVD Writer: LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer Black SATA Model iHAS424-98 LightScribe Support [23.99]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: Rosewill ARMOR Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case [99.99]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: Palit NE5S4500F0601 GeForce GTS 450 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP [129.99]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) [84.99]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MoBo: ASUS P7H55-M PRO LGA 1156 Intel H55 HDMI Micro ATX Intel Motherboard [89.99]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel: Intel Core i3-530 Clarkdale 2.93GHz LGA 1156 73W [113.99]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: Im not sure if I should go 430 or 500 watt

Total Price: 542.94

I guess my questions are:

1. What should i get for wattage on my PSU?
2. Should I get a mATX or standard ATX for the motherboard?
3. Is everything compatible?
4. Im going to be video editing using Black Magic Intensity via PCI slot, will I be able to do enough with only a 1TB HDD and a 80GB one? Or should i get a few 250 or 500 HDDs?

Thank you guys for all your advice and input!

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October 14, 2010 9:41:09 AM

If your doing video editing you'll a Quad core. I would suggest an Athlon II X4, these seem to be excellent for video editing.

1. I would go for the 430W if you don't think you'll SLI in the future.
2. It doesn't really matter.
3. Yerp.
4. I think its your idea whether you need more space or not, we can't tell you.

I would also look at getting the following RAM set for $57 with the rebate. These will be just as good as long as your not looking to do some massive OCs:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also I'd reccomend the HD 5770 over the GTS 450. You can get the HIS 5770 for $120 with the rebate.

Hope that helps.
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October 14, 2010 9:53:38 AM

$511AR
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October 14, 2010 3:13:50 PM

Phenom x4 955 + 4GB Mushkin - $205
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
ASRock Extreme3 - $90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Spinpoint 1TB/Rosewill 630W PSU - $95
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Rosewill Challenger/Lite On DVD - $59
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
above = $449

Then just pick a GPU, if you want to go with a 5770 and crossfire later here are the cheaper options.
HIS - $140 ($120AR)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
XFX (lifetime warranty) - $155 ($135AR)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you want to front end the PC there is a 5830 on the daily deals right now for $170 ($155AR) and it comes with a copy of COD:MW2, which is an insane deal. (you can't crossfire these with this PSU, you would need 4 6pin connections and more power to do so)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you use the top build and the 5830 you are looking at a solid gaming rig for $619 plus shipping, and you have a $15 rebate and a free copy of COD: MW 2.

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October 14, 2010 4:00:50 PM

Ethaphobia said:
Hello,

I have been thinking of upgrading my computer from my 2002 dell dimension stock(lol), so I need a little help if you all don't mind. :D  I have a $700 dollar budget but would rather keep it to 650 so i can get Civ 5 :D 

*I don't need a monitor,speakers,mouse,keyboard, or HDDs. Oh and i have Win 7 64 and 32 bit :D *
So Far i have:

Dont waste money on Civ 5...

DVD Writer: LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer Black SATA Model iHAS424-98 LightScribe Support [23.99]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: Rosewill ARMOR Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case [99.99]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Wasting too much money on a crappy case, stick with the NZXT Lexa S and it's only $63 with shipping

GPU: Palit NE5S4500F0601 GeForce GTS 450 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP [129.99]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) [84.99]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MoBo: ASUS P7H55-M PRO LGA 1156 Intel H55 HDMI Micro ATX Intel Motherboard [89.99]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel: Intel Core i3-530 Clarkdale 2.93GHz LGA 1156 73W [113.99]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Don't get an i3... get at least an i5-750...

PSU: Im not sure if I should go 430 or 500 watt

500 at least for sure

Total Price: 542.94

I guess my questions are:

1. What should i get for wattage on my PSU?
2. Should I get a mATX or standard ATX for the motherboard? NEVER GET mATX
3. Is everything compatible?
4. Im going to be video editing using Black Magic Intensity via PCI slot, will I be able to do enough with only a 1TB HDD and a 80GB one? Or should i get a few 250 or 500 HDDs?

Thank you guys for all your advice and input!

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October 14, 2010 7:26:05 PM

So i am seriously considering going with AMD, the idea of a quad-core seems about right for editing. And it seems to be in between the price range of i5 and i3. Is it pretty much consensus that AMD is better for video editing? I also will be streaming a bit on justin.tv as well
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October 14, 2010 10:04:21 PM

Best answer selected by Ethaphobia.
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