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Pc build for rendering and casual gaming.

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June 3, 2012 10:43:22 PM


Budget Range: $600 - $700 before tax, shipping, and rebates.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Video Editing HD footage, Gamin
Parts Not Required: Mouse, Keyboard, Speakers, Monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.

Country: Canada

Parts Preferences: None

Overclocking: yes.

SLI or Crossfire: In future, possibly.

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Here is what I have:

CPU: AMD FX 4100 ($109.99 @ newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($42.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6870 ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Case: antec 300 ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.64 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $650.57
June 3, 2012 11:02:36 PM

you either need an amd motherboard or a sandy bridge cpu. i would suggest a sandy bridge i3 which will be better then the cpu you have now.
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June 3, 2012 11:13:15 PM

cbrunnem said:
you either need an amd motherboard or a sandy bridge cpu. i would suggest a sandy bridge i3 which will be better then the cpu you have now.



just wondering but would it be better to get an i5 or even an i7 and spend the extra money on my build?
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June 3, 2012 11:26:07 PM

depends on how much video editing you do. if it was me i would but that decision is up to you.
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