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November 26, 2010 7:25:51 PM

Hello,

I'm thinking of building a new computer for my wife. She would use it mostly to store tons of pictures, stream TV and movies, and do some photo editing in photoshop. Maybe a little casual gaming too, but no big time AAA titles. I'm looking to spend between $400-$600 on the build. I built my own gaming PC two years ago (it's been great all this time) for about $1500 and got a free power supply along with my case. I'd like to use the power supply in this build, but I'm not sure if it has enough juice. It's a Rosewill rp550-2.

I'd probably be buying the parts slowly over several months as I'm saving up for everything. Anyone have any advice, or suggestions on a sample build?

Thanks!

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November 26, 2010 8:40:59 PM

There are some big discounts right now (monitor, RAM, etc)

BIOSTAR A880G+ AM3 + AMD Athlon II X3 445
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
LG 22X DVD Burner + Rosewill Blackbone Black Steel
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
SAPPHIRE 100287VGAL Radeon HD 5670
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$326.94

Monitor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Grand Total $466.93

Edited, I had two monitors in the basket
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November 27, 2010 5:11:25 AM

Why take chances with PSU? Rosewill are actually improving with the Green series and Xtreme series 80+ but outside those i'd say a decent 80+ PSU for peace of mind is a wise investment hehe Either way for less than $600

Tower @ $437AR


23" LCD $120 Free Ship
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$557AR Grand Total
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November 27, 2010 2:24:51 PM

Thanks for the build advice. I think I was a little late on a few of the offers but most of them are still available. I forgot to mention that I also wanted to have wireless internet in the tower as well. What part do I need to add for that. I was searching on Newegg but I may not have been searching for the right thing.


mosox said:
There are some big discounts right now (monitor, RAM, etc)

BIOSTAR A880G+ AM3 + AMD Athlon II X3 445
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
LG 22X DVD Burner + Rosewill Blackbone Black Steel
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
SAPPHIRE 100287VGAL Radeon HD 5670
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$326.94

Monitor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Grand Total $466.93

Edited, I had two monitors in the basket

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November 27, 2010 2:52:12 PM

Sorry, I don't live in USA so I don't know what kind of wireless you need do you know what kind of wireless adapter is good for you?
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November 27, 2010 10:42:53 PM

I think I found what I needed with the wireless, but the case/DVD combo has gone off the site. Can you recommend another one?

mosox said:
Sorry, I don't live in USA so I don't know what kind of wireless you need do you know what kind of wireless adapter is good for you?

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November 28, 2010 4:25:51 PM

Best answer selected by jack641.
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November 28, 2010 4:26:40 PM

Thanks, I jumped on this. Will have a new PC to put together soon; should be fun! This processor would require a 64 bit OS, right?
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November 28, 2010 6:25:29 PM

Thanks for all your help. I don't need a heatsink for this, do I? I won't be overclocking or anything like that, just running it regular.
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November 28, 2010 6:59:25 PM

No, you have a heatsink that comes with the CPU.
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