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March 26, 2011 6:58:53 PM

Hello, I need to build a pc for a 10 minute corporate video contract I just got. I only have about a $1000 budget. I will be doing video editing, After Effects titling and Ken Burns effect, and music.
I have the software already (windows 7 home and Adobe CS) and just need to know what hardware is current. I have built many PC's in my time, but I haven't kept up to date for the last 3 years so I'm unfamiliar with everything again. I have 2 weeks or more to research this, so I can take my time here to find the best system. But if there's already a good guide system, I'd rather just use that.
Thanks for starting me out on this!

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March 26, 2011 8:06:40 PM
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http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic... <----- :bounce: 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $59.95 FREE SHIPPING
Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Combo Discount: -$14.99 Combo Price: $379.99
Intel Core i7-2600 Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600
ASRock H67M-ITX LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $81.99 FREE SHIPPING
Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model 996770

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... ombo Discount: -$13.00 Combo Price: $101.98 $10.00 Mail-In Rebate Card Price After Mail-In Rebate(s): $91.98
CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 (CMPSU-500CX) 500W ATX12V v2.3 Active PFC Power Supply
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $18.99
ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $119.99 - $99.99 after mail-in rebate FREE SHIPPING
MSI N450GTS-M2D1GD5/OC GeForce GTS 450 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
March 27, 2011 9:44:42 PM

Thank you, Why_Me, I appreciate the help. I will fill this in to be proper about things and I will start looking at your recommendations.


Approximate Purchase Date: April 15th to 30th, 2011

Budget Range: $1000 after rebates, including buying 2 monitors.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Video Editing, After Effects, Music production.

Parts Not Required: keyboard and mouse

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: No preference

Country of Origin: USA - Seattle, Washington

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: No Preference

Overclocking: Maybe - I don't know enough about it.

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe - I don't know what this is.

Monitor Resolution: At least HD Video resolution, which I think is 1920x1080,

Thanks.
-Olaf
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April 3, 2011 12:11:13 AM

Best answer selected by byolaf.
April 8, 2011 8:09:25 AM



Hi, Why_Me, and anyone else who may be reading this.

My budget came through! Yay! I am ready to pull the trigger on this over the weekend or on Monday. I made a few changes (case, mobo) but basically went with the recommended build. Only thing is, a number of the combo's suggested have expired. I wonder if you would take a look at this build and my changes to it and comment on or recommend changes to find some savings. My budget has nudged up a bit, but I'd like to save as much as possible.


CASE:
I wanted a quiet case, this is $30 more than the recommended but has great silence ratings:
Antec Solo Black/Silver Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
$89.99

MOBO:
The motherboard recommended has been out of stock and reads sold out, so this is the next-most expensive one in the same line:
ASRock H61M/U3S3 LGA 1155 Intel H61 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
$79.99

PROCESSOR:
Intel Core i7 2600
Intel Core i7-2600 Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600
$299.99

MEMORY:
(Combo with the Proc. gets me $15 mir)
Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model PGD38G1600ELK

$99.99

PSU:
CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 (CMPSU-500CX) 500W ATX12V v2.3 Active PFC Power Supply

$79.99

HD (x2):
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

$64.99
$64.99

DVD Burner:
ASUS Black

$20.99

VIDEO CARD:
(Price went up a scoch, should I consider another?)
MSI N450GTS-M2D1GD5/OC GeForce GTS 450 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

$104.99 after mail-in rebate

MONITOR (x2!)
Acer G215HAbd-1 Black 21.5" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 ACM 50,000:1

$129.99
$129.99

Total:
$1165.89


I would love to bring that down some, any thoughts?
-Olaf
Thyanks agyain fyor yor hyelps.
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April 8, 2011 8:52:44 AM

The H67 mobo's don't support 1600hz RAM. That and you want low voltage RAM...as in 1.5v or less.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $81.99 FREE SHIPPING
Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model 996770
April 8, 2011 3:14:28 PM

Ok, thanks for catching that. I will go with the one you're suggesting. Any other savings you see over the next couple of days would be very appreciated.

Thanks for asking my stupid questions, when I ask Google, it tells me to check with you!
-Olaf
April 15, 2011 3:02:49 PM

Hey! Everything arrived and I built it last night!

It went fine, though I forgot how many damn things had to be plugged in!

Only problem I had was the last step, When I plug in the video card, I don't get any signal to the monitors. Works fine with onboard video, but with the card, lights light, fans whir, but monitor shows no signal... Any thoughts?

I should probably post a new thread for this, but if anyone considers the same build I wanted them to see this.
-Olaf
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