Need custom pc build help please

Approximate Purchase Date: (e.g.: this week (the closer the better)) ASAP


Budget Range: (e.g.: 600-800) Before / After Rebates

Budget can differ between 300-500 if you could give me some options that would be great, but if not its no big deal If need be I can get outside that price range only if it is a huge beneficial factor.


System Usage from Most to Least Important: (e.g.: Folding@Home, gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies)

Basically I need a setup that will hold a BUNCH of data, I have lots of movies, and at least 200 gigs of music Ill be putting on it, I dont game anymore, but want a setup that will play music, and movies, run programs like dreamweaver, photoshop, flash, archiCAD or other 3D rendering software, etc. etc.

Parts Not Required: (e.g.: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS) **Include Power Supply Make & Model If Re-using** Dont need to much advice on things like monitors keyboard mouse or speakers, will probably be running windows 7 along with linux,


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (e.g.: newegg.com, ncix.com -- to show us selection & pricing)

Cheapest newegg.com works but any reliable website if they have better deals


Country of Origin: (e.g.: Grand Fenwick) USA


Parts Preferences: by brand or type (e.g.: I would like to use an AMD CPU & Biostar mobo with a 24" LCD and full tower case)

Not picky on brands as long as it's of decent quality


Overclocking: Maybe


SLI or Crossfire: Maybe


Additional Comments: (e.g.: Need to have a window and lots of bling, I would like a quiet PC)

I would prefer the case to look good with Lights and good power supply quietness isnt a big factor

I have changed parts out on computers before, and basically could figure out how to put everything together as long as they are compatible parts. Any help would be sooo great I have read forums on this site and others, but figure if someone could give me a build specifically for my needs I should give it a shot! Thanks in advance for anyones time that helps me
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  1. Alright this is perfect for you

    mobo--ASUS M4A87TD evo is your best bet
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131647
    If you really want biostar then
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138318

    cpu-- amd phenom II x6 1100t this will be perfect for multitasking.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103913

    case-- AZZA Solano 1000 btw it is $20 cheaper on tigerdirect
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811517004
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=41023&CatId=1510

    psu-- Corsair builder series CX600 600 watt
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139019

    ram-- Patriot gamer 2 series 8gb 2x4gb
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220558

    gpu-- HD 6950 great for rendering super fast
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150523

    There you go that adds up to a little less than $800. Feel free to message me and ask anything else.
  2. if you're not gaming.. you should definitely take advantage of Intel's Sandy Bridge tech:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066
    - Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower: $70 -> you wanted good looks /w lights... can't go wrong with this.. also has great air-flow + quality build

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026
    - CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 430W: $45 ($35 after mir)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204
    - ASUS 24X DVD Burner: $20

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136767
    - Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALX 1TB: $60 -> with your limited budget... you can always add more HD's at any time, if you run out of space later on

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157252
    - ASRock Z68 PRO3-M LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0: $115 -> with Intel's internal graphics (on the CPU), you can watch any high-res movie you want.. and do pretty much anything (minus high-res gaming - and with this mobo - you can always add a gaming video card at anytime later on too)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115074
    - Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz: $190 (for $30 more you can get the i5-2500K, which has unlimited overclocking and better Intel HD Graphics.. but further out of your budget range)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231396
    - G.SKILL NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666): $38

    TOTAL: $538 ($528 after mir)
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