$500 Build Help

Approximate Purchase Date: Sometime in the near future

Budget Range: $500 - $600

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Video Editing/Processing, Gaming, programs like Blender

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, case

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Just as long as they all come from the same site. Oh, and I don't have a Micro Center near me.

Country: I live in the USA

Parts Preferences: I like the graphics card I chose and I don't want anything below a Quad-core.(This includes a dual core with hyperthreading)

Overclocking: Maybe in the future

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe in the future

Monitor Resolution: 1366 x 768

Additional Comments: I don't want to hear all the stuff about AMD vs. Intel and NVidia vs. AMD. I know that Intel processors are better for the most part, but AMD processors can do what I want just as well.

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I have two builds set up already, but I would like to pull down the price on either one of them. Please don't tell me to just scrap the AMD build just because it is AMD and uses an FX processor.

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  1. Only change the PSU and good to go, check out the link for PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007657%204801&IsNodeId=1&page=3&bop=And&CompareItemList=58|17-371-030^17-371-030-TS%2C17-341-047^17-341-047-TS
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    AMD processors can do what I want just as well.


    you need to add "with overclocking" and then add a cpu cooler to the amd rig before you buy that one along with swapping out that PSU with the suggestion above.
  3. Thanks for the quick answers, I appreciate it alot. So, why do I need to change out the PSU?
  4. the antec and OCZ that are suggested are better quality when they have been reviewed; so good chance they will be more reliable and last longer,
  5. I'll take your advice on it and change it out, thanks again for helping me out so fast.
  6. you're welcome.
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