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First build last part advice

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December 8, 2010 8:36:19 PM


Approximate Purchase Date: Before the Christmas

Budget Range: (1000-1250$)


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming(MMO),Video Editing, Surfing


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

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.ca

Country of Origin: Canada

Parts Preferences: None

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Not now

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080


Here are the part I already own:

GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - 200$

Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950 - 300$

Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - 50$

CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLIReady CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - 100$

CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C9 - 85$

TOTAL = 735

I basicly need to buy an Storage Media and a Graphic Card and a Cd/Dvd burner.

Concerning the GPU, I heard the Nvidia perform better with Intel PCU, is it true ?

I'm asking myself how could I optimize this 450-500$. Should i get an SSD-HDD with a cheaper GPU ? An high-end graphic card ? Should I buy an aftermarket Cpu cooler ?

Thanks in advance for your answer and sorry for my english, it's not my main language.














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December 9, 2010 3:16:02 AM

^ It is not completely true that only Nvidia cards do well with Intel CPUs, even ATI are good enough, but if you will be using Adobe Premier for Video stuffs, then going with Nvidia cards would be advantageous as CUDA accelerated Mercury Playback Engine very well...
GTX 470
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

SSD
OCZ Vertex 2 60GB
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

HDD
Samsung F3 1TB
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
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