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November 28, 2010 4:44:14 AM

Hello,

I haven't build a machine in over 5 years :(  (took time off for college). I am looking to build a new desktop that will primarily be used as my day to day machine, no gaming. I would REALLY appreciate some help in designing a new machine as my old one is starting to fail and with cyber monday approaching, I thought that this might as well be the time to upgrade.

Approximate Purchase Date: (Cyber Monday)


Budget Range: (1500)


System Usage from Most to Least Important: (media streaming, movies, surfing internet, light photo editing)


Parts Not Required: (keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, )


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (newegg.com)


Country of Origin: (USA)


Parts Preferences: by brand or type (Really no preference)


Overclocking: No


SLI or Crossfire: Forgive me, not really sure what this is


Monitor Resolution: (?)


Additional Comments: (I would like it to be pretty quite, able to run HD/Blueray content, run dual monitors)

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November 28, 2010 10:44:33 AM

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System Usage from Most to Least Important: (media streaming, movies, surfing internet, light photo editing)

Additional Comments: (I would like it to be pretty quite, able to run HD/Blueray content, run dual monitors)


Frankly i am thinking Quad +IGP chipset? Most photo edit apps/software dun gain from GPU acceleration but just to be sure: what app/software do u use for photo edit?
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November 28, 2010 4:29:58 PM

I usually use photoshop lightroom and occasionally photoshop itself. To be honest it is VERY occasional use but I would like the machine to be able to handle it.

Thanks for the start! I appreciate it... being away from it all for awhile and it all seems like a foreign language, I feel like i'm back at school trying to cram for a final!
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November 28, 2010 8:24:10 PM

What processor do you recommend?
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November 29, 2010 12:46:45 AM



What do you think of this build so far, I need to know what would be the best video card(s) to run. I would like to run dual monitors and be able to play HD/Blue ray content easily. I also need an opinion on blue ray player.

Thanks
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November 29, 2010 4:23:56 PM

Thanks, so the only thing I am truly lost on is video cards, any opinions. NO game play, light photo editing, and plenty of HD media including blue ray.
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November 29, 2010 9:39:55 PM

money is not really an issue, I want it to do everything I throw at it. When you say (dual slot) do you mean 2 cards or just that the card will fill 2 spots?

Is this card ok?
GIGABYTE GV-N450OC2-1GI GeForce GTS 450 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

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

Thanks!






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