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~$1,500 Video Editing/GIS/Gaming Build

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November 15, 2010 1:44:57 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: this week, but could wait until cyber Monday, if it would make a significant difference


Budget Range: $1,000 - $1,500 (After Rebates)


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Photo editing, video editing, GIS, gaming, general business


Parts Not Required: Windows 7


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com


Country of Origin: USA


Parts Preferences: 64-bit; 6 or 8mb RAM; AMD preferred, but am OK with Intel; SSD for at least my OS and programs (~200GB?), 1TB (or larger) disk for the rest (media);


Overclocking: Maybe


SLI or Crossfire: Maybe


Monitor Resolution: I need a monitor


Additional Comments: Is it possible to select a video card with good performance in photo/video editing, GIS, and gaming? I don't need high-resolution gaming... just want it to be smooth at a reasonable resolution.

Thanks in advance for the help!

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November 15, 2010 3:16:26 AM

Oh well i'd start with a basic config and u add bells/whistles as u like :p 

Tower $711AR


23" LCD $150 Free Ship
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optional Items

Scythe MUGEN-2 Rev.B cooler $34
http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=FAN-MUGENB&tit...

Review
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/lga-1156-heatsink,2...

60GB Sandforce based SSD $105AR Free Ship
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Grand Total with all optionals included $1000AR
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November 21, 2010 10:56:44 PM

Thanks for the help! One quick question to confirm... that video card is a good one for both GIS (OpenGL) and gaming?
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November 30, 2010 2:02:11 AM

Best answer selected by kb30.
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November 30, 2010 3:31:00 AM

Yes it does - happy shopping/building and u are welcomed ^^
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January 19, 2011 1:02:19 PM

Thanks again for all of the help! This build went really well and I'm very happy with the results/performance of the machine.

One point of feedback I wanted to provide was that the Mugen cooler didn't fit onto the MB. The mounting brackets for the cooler aligned on top of some of the chips/wiring on the MB.
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