I would first like to apologize for the sloppiness, this is my first time.

Approximate Purchase Date: Now till' Black Friday (November 26, 2010), if not then definitely before Christmas.

Budget Range: $600-900 (Preferably before rebates but can deal w/ after).

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (Surfing the internet, gaming, photoshop, sony vegas, sony acid pro, fruityloops, word, powerpoint, adobe viewer.)

Parts Not Required: CD/DVD Drive

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: NewEgg, TigerDirect, MicroCenter (A storefront is near my location)

Country of Origin:

Parts Preferences: AMD Processor, Windows 7 OS (Pro or Ultimate)

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: (1920 x 1080), Want at least a 20" inch lcd, hd monitor

Additional Comments: In need of a new computer, current one is outdated and 7 years old (has been through it all). I want a nice computer that is snappy -> quick, up-to-date, parts are excellent and have been known to work great, and price affordable.


Have a list of parts I been recommended to get and have done research on myself, this is what I have for the build
(I am aware some of these parts are over my price range, by all means please inform me about better parts towards my likings/budget/what I'm loooking for:

OS: Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit Sytem Builder Software
CPU: AMD Phenom X4 960T Zosma 3.0 Ghz 95w 8MB
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint f3 7200 RPM Sata 3.0 Gb/s
Seagate Barracuda 1 TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0 Gb/s 3.5" Internal HD Bare Drive
Ram: Corsair Dominator 6GB (3x2GB) 240 Pin DDR3
SDRAM DDR3 1600 PC3 12800
6GB DDR3 1600 Viper II Series Sector 7 Kit
Case: Anted Three Hundred?
Graphic Card: Radeon HD 6850?
Power Supply: COOLER MASTER Silent Pro RSA00-AMBAJ3-US 1000W
Silverstone st1000-p 1000w
DVD Drive: Have
Monitor: HD, 20", 1920 x 1080?
Speakers: Nothing fancy, might just pick up something in general
Mouse: Nothing fancy, might just pick up something in general
Keyboard: Nothing fancy, might just pick up something in general
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  1. 1) Go with Intel i7 based CPUs for your kind of tasks. They are snappy, and consume slightly less power.

    2) Get a compatible motherboard. Look at combo deals on

    3) STAY AWAY FROM SEAGATE HARD DISKS. Go with either Western Digital or Hitachi. Excellent products both. Make sure they have a 32MB cache.

    4) 6GB triple channel is fine. OCZ is a good inexpensive brand.

    5) Antec case is fine. Antec power supply is fine too. So is Corsair. You don't need more than 550W if you are going to give separate power to the screen.

    6) ATI HD 5850 or 6850, both are good choices. HIS brand cards are very cool and quiet. XFX on the other hand gives lifetime warranty, check them out. Stay away from other brands.

    7) Again, you DO NOT need a 1000W power supply. LOL.

    8) Keyboard mouse - get a microsoft wireless desktop 5000 or something like that. Less than 60 bucks, but great!

    9) Lastly, look at samsung for screens. P2350 or P2250 are great choices. So are viewsonic screens. and can be used.

    Good luck.
  2. If you're still listening lots of people are having trouble with current lines of OCZ DDR3 RAM. SO steer clear for a while.
  3. Best answer
    Tower + OS + after market HSF $656AR

    23" LCD $150 Free Ship
    $806AR in total

    Optional : 60GB Sandforce based SSD $106AR Free Ship
  4. Best answer selected by thegraves29.
  5. Thanks all for the help, will be posting again for final thoughts.
  6. Yep happy shopping/building and cheers ^^
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