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New system build for under $1000usd

Can someone help me build a system for under 1000, does not need to be a gaming system. I'm not a gamer.

Approximate Purchase Date: 2 months

Budget Range: (e.g.: 300-400) $1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: watching/ripping dvds, surfing net, ( watching movies is the main goal, my system now won't play many mp4's, mkv's etc without being choppy)

Are you buying a monitor: NO

Parts to Upgrade: (e.g.: CPU, mobo, RAM) EVERYTHINg

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg

Location: Pittsburgh, Pa USA

Parts Preferences: use to be partial to amd, but havent kept up in years, so no preference

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe


Additional Comments: Would like to add an ssd for boot, And would like the Corsair Graphite series 600t or the Antec DF-85 case, but not a deal breaker in any way. also would like the mobo to have one pata slot.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Upgrading because my system is over 12 years old lol, and i've been keeping it together with "DIGITAL" ducktape and glue for the past 8 years of that LMAO ( athlon xp 1600, asus a7n8x-e deluxe, 2gb of ram that i cant even remember the manufacturer.

Thank you in advance for your help
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  1. there isnt overclocking since it would go over 1000 but there is still crossfire
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jy8G

    if you want to overclock
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jy95
  2. Ok thanks for the effort, but a couple of things, that mobo doesnt support pata or does it? and i'm sorry but i forgot to mention i only need a SSD i have several HDD's from my old system that i will put into the new system as well as a burner, so i don't need that either.
  3. no new motherboards have pata. only the asrock fatality motherboards have it and they are not that great.
  4. Like Troll pointed out, no new boards except the Fatality boards do support PATA. This is very similar to Troll's build just upgraded graphics, and to me a faster SSD.
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jJC0
  5. Wait a beat I got this thread confused with another, I thought your budget was $1200:p
  6. okay thanks again, question though do i really need a 320 dollar video card when i don't do gaming. all i do is watch/rip movies and surf . was thinking maybe i could gain some savings here?
  7. Best answer
    Oh sorry didn't see you weren't gaming. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jMtQ
  8. Thank you very much for all your time and help. Looks like ill be building a new system now!
  9. Best answer selected by pghkevy.
  10. SATA <-> PATA adapters are available.
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