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November 22, 2012 8:57:55 PM

Suggestions on a new rig please. My current one is so outdated, i can't even play hd videos without them being choppy. It crashes all the time, and trying to convert a mkv file to dvd takes literally 2+ hours.
Please keep in mind a HIGH END Video card is NOT needed I am NOT a gamer.

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: December 20th

Budget Range: (e.g.: 300-400) 1300

System Usage from Most to Least Important: converting and burning movies, avg internet surfing.

Are you buying a monitor: NO



Parts to Upgrade: case, mobo, cpu, ram, video card, ssd, burner, psu

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, tiger

Location: Pittsburgh, Pa

Parts Preferences: Intel

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Your Monitor Resolution: multiple monitor setup in near future

Additional Comments: My House gets extremely hot in the summer, interested in a case that will provide enough cooling, also air cooling or water cooling system that will do the job as well.

Again i Do NOT need a high end graphics card.
Thank you in advance

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November 22, 2012 9:19:15 PM

You don't really need much if it is just for those purposes

doing something like an $700 AMD build will do you fine with those kinds of purposes.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A85X Extreme6 ATX FM2 Motherboard ($107.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MK III 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($79.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $637.75
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-22 18:17 EST-0500)

Even this might be to much considering you might not use a lot of space

when you get to your mutli monitor setup spend some money to get a 7770 or a 7850

would go for this
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvr785...
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November 23, 2012 7:16:40 AM

thank you for the suggestion. saving basically half my budget is awesome. I'm gussing since no one else has responded that everyone is signing off on this build. so thanks again =)
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November 23, 2012 9:20:14 AM

Yeah, it's pretty good.
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November 23, 2012 5:58:49 PM

Best answer selected by pghkevy.
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