New build - Home use - $1000 budget

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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  1. 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)
  2. 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=N82E16814102908 or equal Nvidia card

    PSU: Corsair tx750
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139021&cm_sp=Cat_Power_Supplies-_-Spotlight-_-17-139-021
  3. 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=N82E16814102908 or equal Nvidia card

    PSU: Corsair tx750
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139021&cm_sp=Cat_Power_Supplies-_-Spotlight-_-17-139-021


    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.
  4. 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.
  5. Give me a bit I'll see if I can't come up with an entire build around your $1,000 target.
  6. 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=19410
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233
    Power Supply: Corsair 650HX or HX650
    Avadirect price: $ 129.00 Newegg price: $ 119.99
    http://www.avadirect.com/product_details_parts.asp?PRID=18269
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139012
    Motherboard: ASRock P67 Extreme4
    Avadirect price: $ 225.14 Newegg price: $149.99
    http://www.avadirect.com/product_details_parts.asp?PRID=22129
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157265
    Processor: i5 2500
    Avadirect price: $ 223.88 Newegg price: $ 209.99
    http://www.avadirect.com/product_details_parts.asp?PRID=19063
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115073
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus
    Avadirect price: $ 24.83 Newegg price: $ 29.99
    http://www.avadirect.com/product_details_parts.asp?PRID=17542
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065
    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=22340
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231311
    SSD: INTEL 120GB 320 Series w/bracket
    Avadirect price: $ 193.21 Newegg price: $ 199.99
    http://www.avadirect.com/product_details_parts.asp?PRID=20420
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167068
    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=11857
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136284
    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=17894
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118040
    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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