My build starts Wednesday

First time poster, long-time lurker. Thanks to TH I've finally gotten the guts to build my own system. You guys rock!

I'm just building the desktop, I don't need any other peripherals. Video/image processing are my major system needs with home automation & management.

I didn't have a specific budget but I wanted to be as frugal as possible. -kids ain't cheap :)

I'll be building her on Wednesday. Total $: 780


Antec Truepower 750w PSU
Antec Six Hundred Case, 120mm fan x 4, 220mm fan x 1

AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban
Gigabyte AM3 SATA3/USB3.0 ATX Motherboard GA-890GPA-UD3H
8GB Corsair DDR3 RAM

nVidia GeForce GT 220 1 GB DDR3 DVI/HDMI Video Card
Lite-On LightScribe 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive

500GB SATA 3 HDD (only for OS)
1TB SATA 3 HDD
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  1. The XFX isa better PSU than the Antec

    Only other thing is I'd consider that for another $100 ($867) you could do a SB build that would hugely speed up ya video editing ...and it allows you to add a 2nd GFX card down the road:

    Case - $55 - Antec 300 Illusion http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066
    PSU - $65 - XFX 650 W PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207002
    MoBo - $395 - ASUS P8P67 Pro http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.575884
    CPU - incl above - Intel Core i5-2500K http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115070
    RAM - $40 - (2 x 2GB) Corsair CAS 9 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145260
    GFX - $130 - MSI GTX 460 GTX OC'd to 750 Mhz http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127519
    GFX - Later - Same
    HD - $160 - Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200 rpm http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.591421
    DVD Writer - $22 - Asus 24X DRW-24B3L w/ LS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135221
    OS - Included - Win 7-64 Home Premium - In combo w/ Hard Drive
  2. ^ Lawl I didn't notice how you saved money for SB until I saw that you dropped your 8gb of ram for 4gb.

    Where is a review that says that specifically? The Antec Earthwatt Green series has a solid reputation, both are 80+ Bronze, both are solid. Why buy the more expensive one? Yes, the XFX is the same price, but that is only after MIR. But the XFX has 12$ shipping. While the antec has free shipping and no MIR.
  3. Well XFX is better than Antec 650W Green
    XFX - Modular , 5Yrs Warranty
    Antec - Not Modular , 3Yrs Warranty
  4. ^ That's obvious, but aside from that, what's the difference in quality? The Antec's quality is just as good. The green's having a solid reputation.
  5. aznshinobi said:
    ^ That's obvious, but aside from that, what's the difference in quality? The Antec's quality is just as good. The green's having a solid reputation.


    thts true. Theres no difference in quality and the antec is 3% more efficent than XFX
  6. :) Same page YES!
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