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Old 12-12-2008, 09:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have been recently thinking about building a computer because I have never done it and my other computer just crashed and I am thinking It would mainly be used for light gaming but more on the side of photo and video editing. What components would be good for me to get for this I am also on a limit of 1k keep that in mind.thanks to any1 who can gimme help
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Old 12-12-2008, 10:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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These parts come to $852 before mail in rebates.

Newegg.com - Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Green WD6400AACS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive (bare drive) - Internal Hard Drives

Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100245L Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TForce TP45HP LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz 12MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops
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how would amd chips compare to a intel?
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There currently aren't any AMD cpu's that can compete with the q9550's performance.
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If it only crashed you may be able harvest parts from it.....
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^^True. I just realized I forgot to include an optical drive in the parts list but that is something you may be able to reuse from your old system.
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Change the Green 640GB to a Black. You also forgot any memory whatso ever. haha.

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Also, get the 650tx. It's the same cost as the 550 right now.

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EDIT: Well, actually, the 550w has a $10 off promo code...but for an extra 10 bucks you could get the 650.
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