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December 3, 2010 1:25:25 AM

Im building this system using both new parts and some existing parts from my current pc such as the optical drives and the memory. Would this be able to run editing programs such as adobe premiere pro, after effects, vegas, 3ds max, photoshop, illistrator, and some others? Also would it be able to play games (can it only run games like the sims or could it play call of duty or crysis?) and can you tell me if it is a good build overall.

-computer case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Full Tower Black Case
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

-MOBO: ASUS M4A78T-E Motherboard - AMD 790GX, AM3 128MB DDR2 Side-Port, ATI Hybrid, CrossFire, PCIe 2.0, DDR3 Memory USB2.0, RAID, HDMI/DVI
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

-CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 630 Quad Core Processor - 2.80GHz, Socket AM3, 2MB Cache, 2000MHz (4000 MT/s)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

-PSU: Ultra LSP550 550-Watt Power Supply - ATX, SATA-Ready, SLI-Ready
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

-Graphics card: XFX HD-577X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 1GB PCIe DDR5 Display Port/HDMI
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

-memory: not quite sure. but its 3 gb of ddr2 dual channel memory.

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December 3, 2010 2:34:42 AM

That case is big, also I'd much rather cut corners on the case than the components.

The motherboard is fine, I'd prefer this for a lower price, USB3 and SATA6, and the same features otherwise:

The processor is fine, I'd try to fit this in your budget though:

That psu is not good, I'd much rather have this at the same price:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The graphics card isn't going to be breaking any records, but it should play cod well and crysis on lowered settings. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-5770,2446...

For ram, you want 2x2gb sticks for a total of 4gb DDR3 Dual Channel:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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December 3, 2010 2:57:45 AM

Thank you! I figured i would get a big case so i could upgrade to a large heatsink later on and not have to worry about any components not fitting. Im glad to hear that both the motherboard and CPU are good. im planning on upgrading the memory down the road and the memory you picked out looks like it would be a good choice for me. and i will probably take your advice on the power supply, it looks like it would go with the red lights of the case better and i know Ultra psu's are cheap anyway.
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December 3, 2010 9:01:03 PM

Hah. jeeze. i really like the motherboard you picked out. ill probably end up getting that. Thank!
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