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November 9, 2010 6:45:46 PM

Building a new system to run Lightroom 3. Little to no gaming. Decided to go AMD primarily due to price. Wanted to be between $500 and $600 but that doesn't look it will work out.

Note....already have Powersupply and HD for system.


Selected memory by using Crucial configuration program. Checked cosair and G Skill but couldnt find memory specific to the board.

Need suggestion for single video card.


ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
Item #: N82E16827135204


Antec Six Hundred Black Computer Case ******Alternate Antec 300 Case
Item #: N82E16811129079



ASRock 870 EXTREME3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813157198



Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model CT2KIT51264BA1339
Item #: N82E16820148347



AMD Phenom II X6 1075T Thuban 3.0GHz Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT75TFBGRBOX
Item #: N82E16819103858
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
Rosewill RCX-TC060PRO Thermal Compound
Item #: N82E16835200059
Return Policy: Consumable Item Refund Only Return Policy

Subtotal: $530.95
514.22 after final discounts

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November 9, 2010 8:04:19 PM

It is very do-able. Try this.

AMD 1075T and ASRock 880GXH/USB3 $266.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1333 $124.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

One of these ODD/CASE combos (~$62):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Total should be just about $450.

If you are set on the Antec 300, its only $10/20 more.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound +$9.99 (not really needed but recommended over the stock compound)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you plan to OC then this is recommended for $30 more.
Hyper 212+ CPU Cooler +$30
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The IGP should be enough power for a work PC but if you insist on a discrete GPU, this is a good deal for your budget.
XFX HD-567X-ZNF3 Radeon HD 5670 1GB $79.99 after $20 mail-in rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you get one of the listed cases, the CPU cooler, the discrete GPU and the thermal compound, the total will be around $575. Trade out the case combo for the Antec 300 and it will be just under $600.
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November 9, 2010 9:56:54 PM

Any other motherboard options that could be recommended.
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