$1000 Budget / Gaming / Workstation Rig Help

Approximate Purchase Date: Before Christmas

Budget Range: 1000-1100

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Video / Photo editing , Gaming , Surf the web , Movies , School Work .

Parts Not Required: Mouse and Speakers . (Logitech x530 5.1 Speakers.)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I have no idea, Im from Portugal from Europe , so probably Ill get my parts at some local stores my friends use.

Country of Origin: Portugal , as said before .

Parts Preferences: I would like Intel for the processor, ATI for the graphics. 6 Gigs of RAM.

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: I have no idea, sorry. I dont know which monitor to get . LCD or LED ? For PC/Xbox ?

Additional Comments: I will be using programs such as , Maya 3D , Cinema 4D , Photoshop , After Effects , Illustrator . I will play games, I dont mind if they run at medium graphics, but they must be SMOOTH . To the case...well looks really dont matter, I just want it to be really nicely cooled and fitted in . I will probably connect an xbox360 to the monitor .

Thanks !
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  1. uhh, for a 1k budget, and photo/video editing, heavy on the RAM and cores, I'd go with Phenom X6....
  2. Atotalnoob said:
    uhh, for a 1k budget, and photo/video editing, heavy on the RAM and cores, I'd go with Phenom X6....


    AMD or Intel ?? That's the question . I would go for AMD, but does is it the smarter choice now ?
  3. ahh I'm sorry Phenom X6 is amd.... It is a smart choice, because the CPUs only cost around 300ish for a 6 core CPU, now the draw back, is the CPU, in NONthreaded applications is on the level of a i7 930... On higher threads it comes in third, or fourth.
  4. Atotalnoob said:
    ahh I'm sorry Phenom X6 is amd.... It is a smart choice, because the CPUs only cost around 300ish for a 6 core CPU, now the draw back, is the CPU, in NONthreaded applications is on the level of a i7 930... On higher threads it comes in third, or fourth.


    So, since my budget is about 1k, I could get the Phenom X6 And use money upgrading other stuff ? I think Ill do it, ive just been reading here some X6 vs i7 reviews, blabla, and the AMD actually does convince me, since im doing a sort of budget rig. But I need the remaining parts...
  5. Take a look at some of the programs ill use, god, this Intel vs AMD gets me going nuts. Every time I read stuff, I change my opinion :c
  6. lol
    you need to become a fanboy!!

    Lol, here is a 1200$ AMD

    here goes all from newegg,not the url but description and item numbers.


    COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
    Model #:RC-932-KKN1-GP
    Item #:N82E16811119160

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

    PNY XLR8 VCGGTX4601XPB-OC GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) OC 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
    Model #:VCGGTX4601XPB-OC
    Item #:N82E16814133326

    CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-750HX 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active ...
    Model #:CMPSU-750HX
    Item #:N82E16817139010


    AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX
    Model #:HDZ965FBGMBOX
    Item #:N82E16819103727

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH
    Model #:F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH
    Item #:N82E16820231276

    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    Model #:HD103SJ
    Item #:N82E16822152185

    ASUS MS236H Glossy Black / White 23" 2ms(GTG) Ring stand and Ergo-fit technology Widescreen LCD Monitor w/HDMI
    Model #:MS236H
    Item #:N82E16824236081


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

    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
    Model #:GFC-00599
    Item #:N82E16832116754

    Subtotal: $1,184.89

    PS. you didn't say if you needed Win7
  7. sorry for it being a little over....

    Sub the CPU for the 6 core.... and you could get away with a cheaper PSU... but that is about what you are looking at
  8. Atotalnoob said:
    lol
    you need to become a fanboy!!

    Lol, here is a 1200$ AMD

    here goes all from newegg,not the url but description and item numbers.


    COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
    Model #:RC-932-KKN1-GP
    Item #:N82E16811119160

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

    PNY XLR8 VCGGTX4601XPB-OC GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) OC 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
    Model #:VCGGTX4601XPB-OC
    Item #:N82E16814133326

    CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-750HX 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active ...
    Model #:CMPSU-750HX
    Item #:N82E16817139010


    AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX
    Model #:HDZ965FBGMBOX
    Item #:N82E16819103727

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH
    Model #:F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH
    Item #:N82E16820231276

    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    Model #:HD103SJ
    Item #:N82E16822152185

    ASUS MS236H Glossy Black / White 23" 2ms(GTG) Ring stand and Ergo-fit technology Widescreen LCD Monitor w/HDMI
    Model #:MS236H
    Item #:N82E16824236081


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

    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
    Model #:GFC-00599
    Item #:N82E16832116754

    Subtotal: $1,184.89

    PS. you didn't say if you needed Win7


    I need Win7 , 6Gigs RAM and a Monitor !
  9. I had a monitor in there =D
    You can't go 6 gigs with an AMD build, there is a thing call channelling, basically you hae to do it in sets of 2, 4, 8, 16, ect... for optimal performance, at least on AMD, and intel(except for i7s), i7s do triple channel, 3, 6, 12, 24, ect.

    So.... 4 or 8...
  10. Atotalnoob said:
    I had a monitor in there =D
    You can't go 6 gigs with an AMD build, there is a thing call channelling, basically you hae to do it in sets of 2, 4, 8, 16, ect... for optimal performance, at least on AMD, and intel(except for i7s), i7s do triple channel, 3, 6, 12, 24, ect.

    So.... 4 or 8...


    Oh sorry, didnt see a monitor :x 8 Is overkill, but if its the only option over 4, let it be 8 :)
  11. I know! AMD needs to get triple channel....

    Sorry for going over budget, want me to see if I can rework it?
  12. Atotalnoob said:
    I know! AMD needs to get triple channel....

    Sorry for going over budget, want me to see if I can rework it?


    Yes please, means alot. Havnt been getting enough help from here :/
  13. I KNOW!!! for some reason no one else is looking at this thread... normally you get like 3 or 4 guys...


    omg duuude I can't get it cheaper, lol.... no slack.... without going lower quality on the GPU/CPU... want that?
  14. Get a 650w psu to save $
  15. Atotalnoob said:
    I KNOW!!! for some reason no one else is looking at this thread... normally you get like 3 or 4 guys...


    omg duuude I can't get it cheaper, lol.... no slack.... without going lower quality on the GPU/CPU... want that?


    Ill manage the money, Ill ask a shop expert about you're build, with the 650W the other dude said :) If I could get some more build options, like Intel based builds... yeah, not only on this thread mate, ive posted like 4. Always end up deleting and posting a new one, cuz no one would respond. Probably cuse I didnt put enough info, but thats the thing, I need help basicly whith Everything ! And if people are just gonna help those that actually need help wwith theyre build and are not gonna help those that NEED a build, but dont know crap. Well, it sucks. Thanks ;)
  16. yeah... stinks... If you want I could teach you stuff..... I can put together a rough build in like 30 seconds... but I then have to get links... and I just am too lazy... lol.... I do this for fun... sooooo yeah... lol, man that is alot of periods.

    try maybe a i5, 4 gigs of ram, 6850, 650 watt PSU and the extras... cd drive, os, ect.


  17. ^^ Made that one yesterday.
  18. my clone won again....
  19. Atotalnoob said:
    my clone won again....

    hiii.... :D
  20. =D are you my evil clone? I was thinking I was.....
  21. wait... you look different.
  22. eh? so your the goog clone?
  23. did you get a haircut?
  24. uhh, well I do have a buzzcut, I think I got it about 3 weeks ago....
  25. let's not Hijack this thread... PM me
  26. You are from Portugal right?

    Shipping from America will cost a bucket and also if you buy local you can be assured it'll cost atleast 20-30% more compared to newegg for most of your parts :(.

    I'm planning to ship some small parts (e.g. Graphics/RAM/processor/HDD) cause the shipping is under $100usd and I save like... 250USD just on those parts (If I get 2x GTX 460's). So thats $150 USD I can choose to spend going from AMD > Intel and TRYING to fit in those 460's >.>.
  27. 1000$ Gaming Pc

    Cpu:AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103808

    Motherboard:ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131644

    Memory:Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) Desktop Memory Model 996829
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226127

    Gpu:XFX HD-687A-ZNBC Radeon HD 6870 Black Edition 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card with Eyefinity
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150507

    HDD:SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

    Psu:XFX P1-650X-CAG9 650W ATX12V 2.2 / ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207002

    Case:COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197
  28. + OS and optical drive.
  29. Siva stop spamming, he only recommends that build.... The mobo is over priced, and G.skill is better RAM... shall I continue? there are a bunch of stuff wrong with it...

    This is the 15th thread I've seen him post the same thing....
  30. thats a good build. but i wouldnt buy 2000mhz ram. ps.. typing with on screen keyboard sux ass
  31. lol he spammed it over 30 threads, and didn't even read the OP
  32. vibhas said:
    You are from Portugal right?

    Shipping from America will cost a bucket and also if you buy local you can be assured it'll cost atleast 20-30% more compared to newegg for most of your parts :(.

    I'm planning to ship some small parts (e.g. Graphics/RAM/processor/HDD) cause the shipping is under $100usd and I save like... 250USD just on those parts (If I get 2x GTX 460's). So thats $150 USD I can choose to spend going from AMD > Intel and TRYING to fit in those 460's >.>.



    Sorry, was away... Yeah, it sucks. Its just dumb to ship from america, It'll cost like, fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu**... I just needed a good build, and the parts, I have my ways of getting them... ( NO, NOT STEALING -.- )
  33. Atotalnoob said:
    yeah... stinks... If you want I could teach you stuff..... I can put together a rough build in like 30 seconds... but I then have to get links... and I just am too lazy... lol.... I do this for fun... sooooo yeah... lol, man that is alot of periods.

    try maybe a i5, 4 gigs of ram, 6850, 650 watt PSU and the extras... cd drive, os, ect.


    Teaching me some BASIC stuff would rock, you have MSN ?
  34. yes and AIM CQC, Xfire, steam, Impulse.... shall I continue? I keep like 40 running at once ^^ not including my ones that run 60000 more... lol

    Yes it is OVER 9000!!!

    I'll PM you my Username
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