Approximate Purchase Date: Approx. May – June 2011
Budget Range: $400 – 800 Before / After Rebates ( Lower the total the better )
System Usage from Most to Least Important: I would like a general setup to do HD video editing ( Cyberlink Power Director ), light gaming ( CoD, Diablo III, etc.. ) and Photoshop CS5. Maybe add a capture card.
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, speakers, monitor
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, other recommendations
Country of Origin: U.S.
Parts Preferences: GIGABYTE GA-H67A-UD3H-B3, CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
SLI or Crossfire: No
Monitor Resolution: Eventual upgrade to 1920 x 1080
Hi guys, this is my second attempt at posting. I am new to it and I have no idea if my original post from yesterday is open or closed. But at some point I found myself on the UK Tom's Hardware site trying to post stuff.
Taking Unknown_13's advice I am looking to build a system around the i5-2500 processor. I would like to make it as affordable as possible. This will be my first time building a rig. Nothing fancy first time out. Just a mid-level computer for light video editing ( Cyberlink Power Director ) and Photoshop CS5.
Eventually I will upgrade to a 1920x1080 HD monitor so I would like a graphics card to support that as well as games like COD, Daiblo III, and HD video editing.
I am not interested in OC this rig, or SLI, or X-Fire in order to keep costs down.
Here is what I have so far:
MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-H67A-UD3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel:
---this mobo has 1394 support and that will come in handy since I have an old video camera that uses Firewire.
RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B:
--- Voltage is 1.5 volts.
Can anybody suggest a case under $75. It doesn't have to be pretty. Well ventilated, maybe some easy access USB ports and won't give me a hassle come assembly time.
The power supply won't be supporting dual graphic cards so something appropriate keeping price in mind.
And a decent HD for the OS ( Windows 7 ) and a few programs. Any decent affordable SSD drives for this purpose?
Thank you all so much for helping me out!
Crap! I can't get my links to work! #$%#@@! Apologies. Help! Lol.