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Budget AMD Gaming/Video Editing Build

Last response: in Systems
January 22, 2012 5:18:42 PM

NOTE: This is my first 100% home-built system. I've added and removed components before, but I'm finally getting my hands dirty.

Approximate Purchase Date: Next couple days.

Budget Range: $500-600 in addition to components I already have.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Video/Photo Editing and storage, Gaming

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, GPU, RAM, Monitor, Speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Country: US

Parts Preferences: Like Gigabyte mobos, but it's not necessary.

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080, 1440x900 (dual monitors)

Additional Comments:
It's important to me that the case have some kind of easy release mechanism. I've effed up my last case by accidentally bending the little things that slide from the side panel into the main case, and then they sit weird and it's triggers my OCD.

I will dual boot Kubuntu and Win 7.

Here is what I have already:

Corsair Vengeance 16gb

GTX 560

Here's what I'm thinking of getting:

AMD FX-6100 & GeminII CPU Cooler Combo
Not sure on the processor, because I know Phenom-II 975 runs faster for gaming, and six cores aren't fully utilized.

Corsair Carbide & GS600 Combo

I need advice on this one, especially. I need an AM3+, even if I don't go with the FX-6100 because I want to future-proof the mobo.

I also need suggestions for a wireless card.

Thanks, folks!
January 22, 2012 5:25:15 PM

It would be pertinent to mention that storage is not an issue.