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February 28, 2012 1:14:16 AM

I would like to build a computer for my parents. They want to browse the internet and edit home movies. They wont really ever play a game, especially one that requires any consideration when it comes to building the computer.

Purchase Date: March 2012
Budget: < $1000

Currently looking at:
Intel Core i5-2500K and i7-2600K

My real question at the moment is DO I NEED A GRAPHICS CARD?

I am reading that the the correct combo of Intel CPU and Mobo will provide enough graphics processing to edit HD videos and still be fast and smooth.

Can I forgo the GPU expense and spend the extra cash on the SSD, and RAM?

They will be using Adobe Premiere Elements 10.

Any insight on the additional parts (RAM, HD options, Mobo and powersupply) would be great.

Thanks



February 28, 2012 1:28:40 AM

I should also mention I will be recording the video onto the computer as the majority of the video content currently exists on various generations of tapes.
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February 28, 2012 2:30:51 AM

thecougfan said:
I would like to build a computer for my parents. They want to browse the internet and edit home movies. They wont really ever play a game, especially one that requires any consideration when it comes to building the computer.

Purchase Date: March 2012
Budget: < $1000

Currently looking at:
Intel Core i5-2500K and i7-2600K

My real question at the moment is DO I NEED A GRAPHICS CARD?

I am reading that the the correct combo of Intel CPU and Mobo will provide enough graphics processing to edit HD videos and still be fast and smooth.

Can I forgo the GPU expense and spend the extra cash on the SSD, and RAM?

They will be using Adobe Premiere Elements 10.

Any insight on the additional parts (RAM, HD options, Mobo and powersupply) would be great.

Thanks

For editing the video's the Intel HD 3000 graphics (on the die) will do just fine. For watching said vids I would go with this card down below...and it's easy to switch to and fro...from the HD graphics to the vid card.

http://www.amazon.com/PNY-GeForce-PCI-Express-Graphics-... $62.24 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
PNY GeForce GT 430 1024MB DDR3 PCI-Express 2.0 DVI+VGA+HDMI Low Profile Graphics Card VCGGT4301XPB

and for a mobo take a look at this one ....

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $104.99
ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z68%20Pro3%... <------ a better look at that board

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February 28, 2012 6:44:39 PM

Thanks Why_Me!

Ok so heres what I have so far:

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$224.99

ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
104.99

http://www.amazon.com/PNY-GeForce-PCI-Express-Graphics-...
PNY GeForce GT 430 1024MB DDR3 PCI-Express 2.0 DVI+VGA+HDMI Low Profile Graphics Card VCGGT4301XPB
$62.24

CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$139.99

Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARS Hard Drive
http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/465783/Western-Di...
$138.99

I assume I can use there old case...

Do I need / will they benefit much from an SSD in addition to the SATA HD?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $127.49 with promo code HARDOCPX222F

Or should the SSD be the first thing I give up to save money?

I also need a power supply, and what else?

THANKS
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February 28, 2012 9:30:02 PM

thecougfan said:
Thanks Why_Me!

Ok so heres what I have so far:

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$224.99

ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
104.99

http://www.amazon.com/PNY-GeForce-PCI-Express-Graphics-...
PNY GeForce GT 430 1024MB DDR3 PCI-Express 2.0 DVI+VGA+HDMI Low Profile Graphics Card VCGGT4301XPB
$62.24

CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$139.99

Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARS Hard Drive
http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/465783/Western-Di...
$138.99

I assume I can use there old case...

Do I need / will they benefit much from an SSD in addition to the SATA HD?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $127.49 with promo code HARDOCPX222F

Or should the SSD be the first thing I give up to save money?

I also need a power supply, and what else?

THANKS

If you decide to get an SSD...and they are nice to have, then you want a SATA III SSD like this one down below.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $142.99 FREE SHIPPING
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR120GB 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD

Also here's a case + psu combo worth taking a look at.

http://www.amazon.com/Antec-Power-Supply-Tower-NSK4482B... $89.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Antec 380 Watt Power Supply Mid Tower Case NSK4482B (Black)

or...

http://www.amazon.com/Antec-Tower-Bronze-Supply-NSK4482... $89.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Antec Mini Tower With 380 Watts 80 Plus Bronze Power Supply NSK4482

or this psu + case of your choice...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $59.99 FREE SHIPPING
Antec EarthWatts Green EA-430D Green 430W Continuous power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS 12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E... <----- some quality psu's that don't break the bank and are worth looking at.

And save some money on your RAM. Not a noticeble difference between 1600 and 1333

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $119.99 FREE SHIPPING
G.SKILL Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-1333C9D-16GAO

or...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $119.99 FREE SHIPPING
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-16GBXL
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February 28, 2012 9:48:25 PM

i doubt they would need the ssd but still its great, i do suggest some good seasonic 520w psu but check if you can find something like a combo deal, but hey just in case you get extra lots of budget, i do suggest on getting them something awesome like the cosmos II, just for the awesomeness it comes with, a friend of mine just build up a really cheap build but using cosmos II looks sick but the bottleneck was the system ahahaha didn't match the case lol, but anyways, everything is pretty much in place,
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February 28, 2012 10:10:12 PM

Would an SSD add value when it comes to recording/editting home videos, or is its primary function to increase the speed of the operating system, ie startup time?
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February 28, 2012 10:18:55 PM

thecougfan said:
Would an SSD add value when it comes to recording/editting home videos, or is its primary function to increase the speed of the operating system, ie startup time?

O/S, desktop/browser, and any proggies you can fit on there that you use the most. It's like a mechanical H/D on crack.

BTW is that Washington State Cougars?
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March 1, 2012 11:16:03 PM

Yes it is, Go Cougs!
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March 2, 2012 12:11:09 AM

thecougfan said:
Yes it is, Go Cougs!

U DUB fan here but my sister went to Wazzou for a few semesters.
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March 3, 2012 10:17:09 PM

I am a Cal fan on Sunday, after the Dawgs choked against UCLA, I look forward to them having to share the Pac-12 title. :bounce: 
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