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Old 12-02-2008, 10:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Looking to build a home computer for general use no gaming here.

General Uses:
Music, Internet Surfing, Rip Dvds, Burning Dvds, Compressing dvd files, Word Proccessing, etc.

I have had a computer in the past that was overclocked, but not real sure that is necessary here. I plan on using windows xp as the OS. Have not really heard anything good about vista.

Monitor 19" LCD Widescreen 1440x900. Watch a few dvds and videos on the net, but thats about it. Just want a good video quality.

If you guys could recomend some good components for this system i would greatly appreciate it.

Oh and for budget im looking to spend in the neighboor hood of 400 to 600.

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Old 12-02-2008, 11:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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General Uses:
Music, Internet Surfing, Rip Dvds, Burning Dvds, Compressing dvd files, Word Proccessing, etc.
Divx/Xvid OR h.264/x.264?
intel's 45nm with sse4 support dominates in Divx/Xvid, AMD's quad will be better for almost everything else

LITE-ON Black 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVD±R DVD Burner
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Antec NSK6580B Black 0.8mm cold-rolled steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 430 Watts 80 PLUS Power Supply
80 +shipping
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
64
G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
33
ASUS M3A-H/HDMI AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI ATX
AMD Phenom 9600 Agena 2.3GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 2MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 95W Quad-Core Processor

165

~360 + shipping

if you have 64bit XP
I'd change RAM to
OCZ Gold 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
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Lite-On drives are loud, get a samsung!
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe - CD / DVD Burners

You might want to buy a new monitor, or get a huge 52" LCD, that you can hook up your computer too, and watch movies on that.
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Im not sure what type of compressing it really is. It is all done in DVDSHRINK. Mainly for backing up my dvd library.

Also, What would some of your recomendations be for an Intel Based home computer?
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