thanks for previous help on a build...a friend of mine is now interested in a build and this is what we came up with. he'll be primarily wanting to multi task, play music, store a lot of photo and video and play a few computer games (not a serious gamer tho). he'll also want to do some video editing in the future, simple stuff with his home camcorder and store that video on the machine, etc. really we want to build a solid good value machine that will be good for the next 3-5 years as a mid-range PC.
budget is sub 1k without monitor, keyb, and mouse. he will need a new OS tho, thinking vista for now, then win7 upon release.
any suggestions are appreciated! thanks!
also, does he need a cpu heatsink? he will not be overclocking.
1 Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM $74.99
2 SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD103UJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM $199.98
1 XFX PVT98GYDLU GeForce 9800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail $129.99
1 PC Power & Cooling Silencer PPCS500 500W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail $60
1 Rosewill RCR-102 52-in-1 USB 2.0 Card Reader - Retail $11.99
1 G.SKILL PI Black 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL4D-4GBPI-B - Retail $54.99
1 GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3R LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard -$119.99
1 Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80570E8400 - Retail $164.99
1 Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders - OEM $99.
2 SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223F - OEM $47.98
1 LIAN LI PC-61 USB Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail $79.99
Total Now = $1049.00