System Usage from Most to Least Important: internet surfing, watch movies, listen to music, amateur photo/video edit
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, I have win7 disc
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg- within driving distance, microcenter- within driving distance, amazon
Country: USA california los angeles
Parts Preferences: none
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
Additional Comments: I currently have a pavilion a1700n with amd athlon 64x2, 4gb ram, nvidia geforce 6150 le, 250gb hdd , win7. I would like a more responsive system, mine lags at times and the video stops or lags while viewing clips in 720p. The hdd is about to go as well.
Edit: The PSU gives you room to add a graphics card later, like the 6570 or something. However, if you think the graphics on the CPU is enough for you, switching to this PSU will probably save you a few bucks:
Less gpu power and less psu.... plus the a8 will beat the i3 in video editing ....
"System Usage from Most to Least Important: internet surfing, watch movies, listen to music, amateur photo/video edit"
least important - 'amateur photo/video editing' - what he wants is an all around basic PC - and Intel trumps AMD (unfortunately), in everything these days, including power consumption - if he wanted mainly a video editing PC for that price point - then I'd agree and recommend the AMD... but in this case - best to go with Intel i3