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Need Advice on $1000 Gaming/VideoEditing Desktop

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December 16, 2010 5:41:50 PM

I decided to buy a new laptop before 2011, Please give me some recommend about what is the best desktop I can get out from $1000 (A little higher is okay).

Approximate Purchase Date: Before 2011

Budget Range: $1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming - Video Editing

Parts Not Required: Keyboard - Mouse - OS - Speaker

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: I decide to include some of the items below

1)AMD Phenom™II X6 1090T Six-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology
2)AMD Radeon HD 6850

(These 2 are also count in $1000)

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe (I dont really understand this part, please explain it to me if you are free ^^! really appreciated)

Monitor Resolution: >= 1440x900

Additional Comments:

Please give me the recommend in form of :


CPU: ?

RAM: ?

PSU: ?

Video Card: ?

HDD: ?

Case: ?

Monitor: ?

Cooler: ?

SoundCard: ?

LAN card:

Thank you

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December 16, 2010 6:46:00 PM

So you're @ $430 to start only leaving $570 for the rest?
ASUS M4A87TD EVO AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard $110 - $460
PSU CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W $120 - $340
RAM G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBECO $77 - $263
HDD SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB $55 - $208
CPU cooler COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus $38 - $80
Sound Card Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Sound Card $58 - $22 left And the mobo has 8 channel sound so I don't know if you need that sound card.
You can use the "little higher" for the monitor.

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December 16, 2010 11:44:00 PM

you dont need a sound card. or an 850 watt PSU
SLI/CXFire is literally a way to use two or more graphics card to achieve better FPS
Sli is Nvidia's version.
Crossfire/XFire is ATi Radeon's version.
there's also a great deal on the samsung spinpoint right now making it an even better choice.
also six cores isnt needed for gaming and if you only edit videos of video games or anything like that you probably could just get a AMD Phenom II X4 955 CPU
instead of the 1090T
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December 17, 2010 12:05:01 AM

atotalnoob told me that six cores is better for rendering. Is it true ? as I need to do a lot of rendering in adobe after effect.
So the motherboard support the sound already? Well, i dont think I'm that kind of hardcore gamer so SLI/CSFire is not necessary for me i think.
Well, i'm still waiting for more recommendation ^^, will decide by the end of this week ^^
a b B Homebuilt system
December 17, 2010 12:10:12 AM

Yes, I would stick with the 6 core processor for your rendering. It will go much faster with the extra cores.
December 17, 2010 12:13:41 AM

Six Cores IS better for rendering, and editing in general.
and yeah motherboards already support the sound sound cards are usually for audiophiles, and if you do a lot of rendering in after effects id recommend a GTX 460 1gb since it has cuda.
which basically offloads some of the rendering load from the CPU to the GPU (faster render times)
December 17, 2010 5:09:14 AM

Here is what I think would be a best deal for me if no one give me any better recommendation. Please check if anything is not compatible to other as I really scare that I will buy stuffs which cannot put together ... And by the way, do I need to buy a thermal compound ? or is it come along with the fan / heat sink ? this is the first time I build my own desktop so just to make sure ...

December 17, 2010 10:01:27 PM

Anyone can answer me about the thermal compound stuff ? I need to make sure I have everything I need to build a desktop by myself. Please tell me if I'm still lack of something.

By the way, please suggest me some more cases which is around $50 - $60, good and have 2 or more fans as my friend also want to buy the same thing as me but he doesnt want to have a same case.
December 17, 2010 10:11:42 PM

thermal compound comes with the cooler.
December 18, 2010 1:30:34 AM

ok thanks a lot, I just order my system. You guy give me so much help. Really appreciated.
December 18, 2010 1:45:27 AM

no problem mate,
happy building!
December 28, 2010 2:30:48 AM

Best answer selected by yukitaru.
December 28, 2010 6:09:53 AM

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