1000$ PC Box Build Advice


I seek your help to build a PC that fits my usage.

Approximate Purchase Date: maximum by the end of September 2012

Budget Range: 1000$-1500$ with shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Surfing the Internet,Photoshop , Office , Watching Movies, Usually my pc is turned on 24/7, I play games form time to time

Parts Not Required: Monitor, Speaker

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Parts Preferences:

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution:

Additional Comments: I want to run a pc on 1 46 in LCD TV full HD, I am a heave worker I open a lot of applications at the same time

Thank you in advance
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  1. For $1000, you are REALLY limiting yourself with an AMD CPU. You can get better performance with Intel. I'd recommend 8GB of RAM, an i5-3570K, and EVGA 670 FTW.
  2. I limited my self with AMD as I had a good experience with it about 8 years ago. I don't know if things changed. So I will consider INTEL as well...
  3. AMD was awesome 8 years ago. They're still good, but Intel's offerings are better, IMO. I hope Piledrivers is a success though.
  4. AMD simply doesn't have enough R&D to do that....
  5. Quote:
    i hope its a failure, that way AMD will be forced to either come up with something that will destroy intel CPU's not possible since they can't afford it for the same price or stop making CPUs...

    And why would that be good? That'll significantly increase the prices of intel CPU's since there are no more competitors. Be careful of what you wish for.
  6. Thank you very much. I think it's too much for my usage as I only use it for surfing internet, photoshop editing, watching movies, programming and will be turned on 24/7. That's all what I need a PC for.
    I don't have to spend the hole $1000, so my priority is to buy a PC that only satisfies my needs.

    Thank you
  7. Best answer selected by mkhashoggi.
  8. Quote:
    Hmmm... then save that money... buy this instead:

    CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($119.00 @ Mac Connection)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3(R2.0) ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.86 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($58.99 @ Newegg)
    Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.86 @ Outlet PC)
    Hard Drive: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($84.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 6850 1GB Video Card ($149.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: Antec 550W ATX12V Power Supply ($61.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $718.16

    that will do the job...anyways, i STRONGLY advise you to get atleast the 1000$.... and the 1500$ build is simply amazing

    I will really need to think too much to decide between the three choices..
    Thank you for your effort, your advise is really appreciated
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