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$500 AMD build for video editing/rendering & multitasking

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February 10, 2012 4:32:14 AM

Budget Range: $500

System Usage from Most to Least important: tons of video editing/rendering, multitasking, streaming live online, watching movies and the usual online surfing, casual gaming and some photoshop

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitors and operating system (already own windows 7 ultimate 64bit)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: no preference - cheapest and most reliable

Country: U.S.A.

Parts Preferences: AMD set up(looking for best bang for the buck)

Overclocking: not familiar with this, open to either or

SLI or Crossfire: not familiar with this either, open to either or

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: would like to have dual monitor set up, really looking for quick rendering times when it comes to producing videos, and would like to throw any game with decent settings. Thank you guys for all your help and time, as I stated early - trying to look for the best bang for the buck.
February 10, 2012 5:11:49 AM

AMD FX-8120 Zambezi 3.1GHz Socket AM3+ 8 core processor $200
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS M5A88-M AM3+ AMD 880G HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD Performance Edition 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 $46
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec NSK 4482 Black / Silver 0.8mm cold rolled steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 380W Power Supply $99 [ inc shipping]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Any dvd drive $19

Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM $85
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total : $549

The FX processor excels at video encoding in programs that can use all 8 cores . Ideally overclock a little to FX 8150 speeds and it will beats intels i5 2500k at that task

Motherboard is a quality unit with on board video so you dont need a separate video card . HDMI port for connection to a 1080p TV

RAM is lower latency units that will improve application run times

The case is also quality , with adequate cooling , and a power supply that will last
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