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New build - Home use - $1000 budget

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January 30, 2012 2:25:03 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: This week

Budget Range: $1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Internet, Torrents, Light video editing/Photoshop, email, excel, lots of applications open at once

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: avadirect

Country: United States

Parts Preferences: Whatever is good

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Not sure what this is

Additional Comments: I put together a system on avadirect that comes to $1143.20. I need help getting under the $1,000 mark. Below is what I put together. I'm not sure where to downgrade.

The most important thing for me is to end up with a system that LASTS for a long time. I don't want to be buying a new PC in a couple of years.

Here is what I have:
Case - Cooler Master HAF 912
Power Supply - Seasonic M12II-620
Motherboard - ASUS P8H67-M LE
Processor - i5 2500k Quad Core 3.3-3.7 GHz
Cooler - Cooler Master GeminII S524 (the cabinet my tower sits in runs hot, not sure if I need this or not)
Memory - Kingston 8GB 2x4GB
Video Card - CPU Integrated Graphics
Hard Drives - Intel 120GB 320 Series SSD to run the OS off of
Secondary Hard Drive - WD 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache
DVD Burner - Sony AD-7261S
Network Card - D-Link DFE-530TX+
OS - Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Any input is greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

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January 30, 2012 3:09:16 PM

Someone at avadirect put together a system for me under $1000.

What do you guys think?

COMPUCASE HEC, 6C28B Black Mid-Tower Case, No PSU, ATX
MUSHKIN, Enhanced Volta™ Power Supply w/ Modular Cables, 500W, 24-pin ATX EPS12V, 2x 8/6-pin PCIe, Retail
ASUS, P8H67-V Rev 3.0, LGA1155, Intel® H67, DDR3-1333 32GB /4, PCIe x16, SATA 3 Gb/s /4, 6 Gb/s /2, VGA+DVI+HDMI, USB 3.0 /2, HDA, GbLAN, ATX, Retail
INTEL, Core™ i5-2500 Quad-Core 3.3 - 3.7GHz TB, HD Graphics 2000, LGA1155, 6MB L3 Cache, 32nm, 95W, EM64T EIST TB VT-d VT-x XD, Retail
KINGSTON, 16GB (4 x 4GB) HyperX Blu PC3-10600 DDR3 1333MHz CL9 1.5V SDRAM DIMM, Non-ECC
EVGA, GeForce® 8400 GS (Fanless) 520MHz, 512 MB GDDR3 1200MHz, PCIe x16, VGA+DVI+HDMI, Retail
OCZ, 30GB Vertex Series SSD, MLC Indilinx Barefoot, 230/135 MB/s, 2.5-Inch, SATA 3 Gb/s, Retail
HITACHI, 2TB DeskStar® 7K3000 (HDS723020BLA642), SATA 6 Gb/s, 7200 RPM, 64MB cache, OEM
RAID, No RAID, Independent HDD Drives
SONY, AD-7261S Black 24x DVD±R/RW Dual-Layer Burner w/ Lightscribe, SATA, OEM
MICROSOFT, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition w/ SP1, OEM
WARRANTY, Silver Warranty Package (3 Year Limited Parts, 3 Year Labor Warranty)
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January 30, 2012 3:32:35 PM

1) you wont need that much ram for years, 8 gb should be enough
2) That graphics card is old and would recommend a newer one with more memory.
3) That case is kinda cheep. Get a Storm Sniper or HAF from coolermaster
4) You might want at least a 550w psu

here are my recommended replacements

Video card: Sapphire 6850 1gb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... or equal Nvidia card

PSU: Corsair tx750
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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January 30, 2012 3:36:46 PM

thor220 said:
1) you wont need that much ram for years, 8 gb should be enough
2) That graphics card is old and would recommend a newer one with more memory.
3) That case is kinda cheep. Get a Storm Sniper or HAF from coolermaster
4) You might want at least a 550w psu

here are my recommended replacements

Video card: Sapphire 6850 1gb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... or equal Nvidia card

PSU: Corsair tx750
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


There is absolutely ZERO point in having a Dedicated video card over the HD3000 for his uses. He is NOT gaming and therefor it is simply wasted money, and power consumption.
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January 30, 2012 3:45:34 PM

he never said he was not gaming and he did say he wants the system to last for a few years. Either way that video card can help with gaming and non gaming tasks.
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January 30, 2012 5:34:19 PM

Give me a bit I'll see if I can't come up with an entire build around your $1,000 target.
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January 30, 2012 6:41:48 PM

Here is the list

Case: Cooler Master HAF 912
Avadirect price: $ 87.20 Newegg price: $ 59.99
http://www.avadirect.com/product_details_parts.asp?PRID...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Power Supply: Corsair 650HX or HX650
Avadirect price: $ 129.00 Newegg price: $ 119.99
http://www.avadirect.com/product_details_parts.asp?PRID...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Motherboard: ASRock P67 Extreme4
Avadirect price: $ 225.14 Newegg price: $149.99
http://www.avadirect.com/product_details_parts.asp?PRID...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Processor: i5 2500
Avadirect price: $ 223.88 Newegg price: $ 209.99
http://www.avadirect.com/product_details_parts.asp?PRID...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus
Avadirect price: $ 24.83 Newegg price: $ 29.99
http://www.avadirect.com/product_details_parts.asp?PRID...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Memory: G.SKILL 8 GB (2 x 4) ripjaws ddr3 1333 Mhz (Already checked and is compatible with motherboard)
Avadirect price: $ 58.13 Newegg price: $ 41.99
http://www.avadirect.com/product_details_parts.asp?PRID...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SSD: INTEL 120GB 320 Series w/bracket
Avadirect price: $ 193.21 Newegg price: $ 199.99
http://www.avadirect.com/product_details_parts.asp?PRID...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Hard Drive: Western Digital 1TB Caviar Black WD1001FALS
Avadirect price: $ 154.79 Newegg price: $ 129.99 (using promo code EMCNJHD38)
http://www.avadirect.com/product_details_parts.asp?PRID...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DVD Burner: SONY AD-7261S Black
Avadirect price: $ 22.85 Newegg price: $23.00(assumed)(Out of stock, not that big of a deal though just pick any other sata dvd burner)
http://www.avadirect.com/product_details_parts.asp?PRID...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Network Card: built into motherboard (unless you need something special that does not user Ethernet)
OS: Up to you

Avadirect Total: $1,119.03
Newegg Total: $965.00 (rounded up)

You can reduce the cost of the system by removing the Hard disk or getting a smaller one, removing the disk drive if you do not need it or have one available, or just look for sales and promotions.
Bear in mind the parts choosen above allow for future upgrades easily so you can just throw in a new video card when you have the money
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