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March 1, 2011 1:26:13 AM

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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March 1, 2011 1:42:29 AM

Questions.... Video/Image processing... So is that like rendering (Maya/Blender) or is that like editing (Photoshop) or is that transcoding. Sorry if it is a stupid question.

If it is what I think it is, so like photoshop and stuff.

1090T + Win7 64-bit 275$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Asrock Extreme3 770 (75$)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec Earthwatt 650w 80+ Bronze (65$)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MSI Twin Frozr 460 768mb 150$ (130$ AR)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Patriot DDR3 1333 8GB (2x4GB) 95$ (75$ AR)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec 300 Illusion 55$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Samsung F3 1TB 60$
http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Spinpoint-Cache-Desktop-H...

Lite-ON CD/DVD Drive/Burner 18$ + Free shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total: 753 AR

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March 1, 2011 3:02:42 AM

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=N82E168...
PSU - $65 - XFX 650 W PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MoBo - $395 - ASUS P8P67 Pro http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
CPU - incl above - Intel Core i5-2500K http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM - $40 - (2 x 2GB) Corsair CAS 9 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GFX - $130 - MSI GTX 460 GTX OC'd to 750 Mhz http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GFX - Later - Same
HD - $160 - Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200 rpm http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
DVD Writer - $22 - Asus 24X DRW-24B3L w/ LS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OS - Included - Win 7-64 Home Premium - In combo w/ Hard Drive
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March 1, 2011 3:06:53 AM

^ 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.
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March 1, 2011 4:25:48 AM

Well XFX is better than Antec 650W Green
XFX - Modular , 5Yrs Warranty
Antec - Not Modular , 3Yrs Warranty
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March 1, 2011 4:27:57 AM

^ 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.
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Anonymous
March 1, 2011 4:34:51 AM

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
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March 1, 2011 4:45:26 AM

:)  Same page YES!
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