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July 1, 2011 10:06:01 AM

I asked the this question about a week ago, but this is for a friend now.

Here is what I'm looking at.

This a bit of casual video editing and general PC use. Will game a tiny bit as well. It'll also be for programming as well.

I'm not to sure about the video card though any suggestions? I don't really want to spend to much more on it.

Do I need another DVD drive? No bottlenecks?

I live in NZ so I'm buying from those sites by the way.

Just any parts missing, all compatible etc. Any help would be great thanks.

GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 INTEL Z68 DDR3 USB3+SATA3 RAID SLI+ CROSSFIRE LGA1155 PCI-E
http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentvie...



INTEL CORE I5 2500K SANDY BRIDGE 3.30GHZ 6MB 95W LGA1155
http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentvie...



KINGSTON HYPERX 8GB (2X4GB) DDR3-1600 KIT CL9
http://www.elive.co.nz/kingston-hyper-x-8gb-1600mhz-sy3...



Antec One Hundred Black Gaming Case, No PSU
http://www.elive.co.nz/antec-one-hundred-black-case-ac1...



Antec 650W EarthWatts ATX Power Supply
http://www.elive.co.nz/antec-650w-earthwatts-powersuppl...



EVGA NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX550 TI FPB 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E
http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentvie...



WESTERN DIGITAL CAVIAR BLUE 1TB WD10EALX 32MB CACHE SATA3
http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentvie...


Asus DRW-24B3LT Lightscribe SATA 24xDVDRW Black
http://www.elive.co.nz/asus-drw-24b3lt-lightscribe-dvdr...



COOLERMASTER HYPER 212 PLUS CPU COOLER
http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentvie...



D-Link DWA-525 Wireless N 150 PCI Adapter
http://www.elive.co.nz/dlink-dwa-525-wirless-adapter-sy...

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July 1, 2011 10:14:45 AM

Also, what ones better, the Antec Three Hundred or Antec One Hundred. WHich one out of those two should I get. Cheers.
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July 1, 2011 2:10:58 PM

Antec 300! Looks good, if there is only casual gaming you could save a little on the GPU and go with HD5670/6670.
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July 1, 2011 2:25:40 PM

You should try to run the iGPU on the 2500K first to see if it is sufficient by itself. That way you will not need to get the GTX 550 at the start. If it is not sufficient then add a discrete GPU afterwards.
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July 1, 2011 10:45:02 PM

Awesome, thanks guys. Also I'd rather get nvidia card because I hear they are better if you're running a linux distro. So, would something like a GTS450 be a better card?
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July 1, 2011 11:02:44 PM

GTS550Ti is a slight upgrade from the GTS450, the 450 is plenty for slight gaming.!
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