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First build for HD Video Editing, Programming, etc? For UNDER $500?

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March 15, 2012 4:57:26 AM

Hello. I'm planning to build a computer under $500 for HD Video Editing, Animations, Programming, and Web Designing.

So here are my specs:

1. Cooler Master 460W Elite Power Supply - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002G1YPHK/
2. Asus 24xDVD±RW
3. Corsair 4GB 1333 Mhz DDR3 Ram
4. 500GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive
5. ASUS P8H61-M LE/CSM Intel H61 Chipset Motherboard - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004SUO3SS/
6. Intel Core i5-2400 Processor
7. NZXT Source 210 Mid Tower Case - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005869A7K/

So there is my build. They cost about $460 which is exactly what I need. I don't play games in computers, well maybe really old games (games from 2003-2007) or something like that. Btw, I like Intel much better than AMD though, so please don't prefer any AMD products. I still love AMD, just not as much as Intel.

The programs I'm planning to use: Adobe Flash, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, most Adobe products, Core VideoStudio X4, Cyberlink PowerDirector 9, Microsoft Visual C++, etc.

So is it necessary for me to have a graphic card since I think i5 is already good enough?
If I should get a graphic card, which one do you prefer?
Changing the graphic might mean change the power supply as well, so how many watts should I get if I get a graphic card?

Thanks.
Peace.
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