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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=N82E16827106335

Case: Rosewill ARMOR Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case [99.99]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147047

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=N82E16814261078

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=N82E16820231277

MoBo: ASUS P7H55-M PRO LGA 1156 Intel H55 HDMI Micro ATX Intel Motherboard [89.99]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131623

Intel: Intel Core i3-530 Clarkdale 2.93GHz LGA 1156 73W [113.99]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115222

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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  1. 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=N82E16820226092&cm_re=mushkin_1333-_-20-226-092-_-Product

    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.
  2. $511AR
  3. Best answer
    Phenom x4 955 + 4GB Mushkin - $205
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.514568
    ASRock Extreme3 - $90
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157198
    Spinpoint 1TB/Rosewill 630W PSU - $95
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.514443
    Rosewill Challenger/Lite On DVD - $59
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.514343
    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=N82E16814161338
    XFX (lifetime warranty) - $155 ($135AR)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150447

    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=N82E16814161327

    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.

    EDIT: clarification
  4. 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=N82E16827106335

    Case: Rosewill ARMOR Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case [99.99]
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147047

    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=N82E16814261078

    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=N82E16820231277

    MoBo: ASUS P7H55-M PRO LGA 1156 Intel H55 HDMI Micro ATX Intel Motherboard [89.99]
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131623

    Intel: Intel Core i3-530 Clarkdale 2.93GHz LGA 1156 73W [113.99]
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115222

    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!
  5. 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
  6. Best answer selected by Ethaphobia.
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