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February 24, 2013 2:31:21 PM

GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6670 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card (11192-22-20G)

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-

Antec NEO ECO 520C 520W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Corsair Carbide Series 200R Black Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

This is my sons build for school. We know the gpu is low end and plan to upgrade it this summer to a 7850. The system will be used for internet, writing papers, streaming video, playing mind craft, some video editing for you tube. All feedback will be appreciated.

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February 24, 2013 3:05:27 PM

right now on newegg the 7770 and the 650ti are selling at 104.00. i would hold off till xmass of this year for the 8000/700 cards.
for the build i would use low profile ram and use a better aftermarket cpu cooler then the stock one. if you want a pc to last then keeping the cpu cool and having clean power to it is number one. for the power supply i get a sesonic or rebranded one and up the wattage to 750w. it not the total wattage you have to watch but the wattage on the 12v line. the cpu itself is 125w at 12v is 10a. the neo if maxed out has 40a max on the 12v line.
http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/amd_radeon_hd_7850...
256w max they got when they ran some tests. 250w is 25amps. so if you add them that 35amps right there for the gpu and cpu if there rated right. then you have the hard drives and keyboard taking power and the case fans. also the parts used in the power supply come into play..can the power supply give 90-100 percent output without burning out or poping. I tell people your better off buying a ps that 100-150w greater then you think to keep your gaming/work rig safe.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
80.00 with 53amps on 12v line.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
90.00 62amps on 12v line.
myself i spend a little more for the 750w unit. as the ps ages it should last many years without any issue.
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February 24, 2013 3:07:28 PM

I suggest a better CPU, for better video editing, such as an i5 or i7, but from the looks of it your budget might not be capable of it. The rest looks ok but if you buy an i5 or i7 you must get a new motherboard. The power supply is ok, but an 80 plus bronze would be a bit better.
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February 24, 2013 5:54:49 PM

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I suggest a better CPU, for better video editing, such as an i5 or i7, but from the looks of it your budget might not be capable of it. The rest looks ok but if you buy an i5 or i7 you must get a new motherboard. The power supply is ok, but an 80 plus bronze would be a bit better.


True that's probably not obtainable on the OP's budget. You could go with an H77 motherboard and a low end Pentium - for video editing that would be a better CPU over the aging 965.
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