500 first build

I have 500 dollars to build a computer with... it will be used for searching the web, a little bit of video editing with sony vegas, and watcing dvd's on. I dont want a video card atm with black friday and christmas coming up and 4gb of ram should be good for now (as far as i know). Id prefer to get most of the stuff off neweeg since they seem to have fairly good prices and good combo deals, but im fine with ordering from other places like tigerdirect and amazon. Also i dont need a monitor, keyboard, ect....
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  1. I just put this together for a guy in another thread. Just subtrack the video card.

  2. Oh and add a dvd rom, lol
  3. thanks for the responses everyone... i found this kit/combo on newegg and want to know what you guys think about it or if i should spend the extra money with the things you offered me. the processor seems to be easily made into a quad core with the board. Just was wondering how upgradeable that would be if i were to add a graphics card and more ram later also another question that will prob make me look like a dumbass :p what is the difference between ddr2 and ddr3 ram and does it effect anyting really. The combo can be found here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.513231&Tpk=Phenom%20II%20x2%2f785G%2f4GB%2f1TB%20Upgrade%20Kit
  4. For your use you are better of with a quad like in the combo I linked to http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.513430&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=3463938&SID=
    DDR3 is a newer faster ram technology than the DDR2 in real world not noticeable but measurable.
  5. i liked that combo alot but it seems like that mother board is a hit or miss only 3 out of 5 stars and with this being my first build prob wont be the best at troubleshooting :s
  6. tcfraz said:
    i liked that combo alot but it seems like that mother board is a hit or miss only 3 out of 5 stars and with this being my first build prob wont be the best at troubleshooting :s

    LOL! I just read the reviews on newegg and confirmed why I do not trust them, out of the 5 one egg reviews 1 is substantiated.
  7. lol so any other combo packages or other builds i could use
  8. You can always select a Motherboard CPU combo and build on that http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.526607
  9. tcfraz said:
    thanks for the responses everyone... i found this kit/combo on newegg and want to know what you guys think about it or if i should spend the extra money with the things you offered me. the processor seems to be easily made into a quad core with the board. Just was wondering how upgradeable that would be if i were to add a graphics card and more ram later also another question that will prob make me look like a dumbass :p what is the difference between ddr2 and ddr3 ram and does it effect anyting really. The combo can be found here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.513231&Tpk=Phenom%20II%20x2%2f785G%2f4GB%2f1TB%20Upgrade%20Kit



    As new computer you really should get a 3 or core CPU especially if you plan to video edit
  10. How big of a psu (watts) would you say i should get if i were to get a system simular to the ones you guys mentioned (ill prob add a graphics card and more ram later) Thanks
  11. A good quality 500 to 600 watt psu can run any single card no problem
  12. This is what I think im going to buy. lll buy some cheap dvd drive and then get a graphics card for christmas or black friday. Any suggestions on what one i should get to go along with this build I dont think i need a super nice one so would like to keep the price of it under 150 dollars. Thanks

    NZXT M59 - 001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146058

    hec HP585D RETAIL 585W ATX12V Power Supply - Power Cord Included
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817339012

    Combo:
    GIGABYTE GA-880GMA-UD2H
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128445

    AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103808

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277

    Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3750528AS 750GB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148445
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