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Old 03-08-2009, 09:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Open to any feedback on this build; the build is mainly for general use, but will do some video editing and want it to be upgradeable in the future. Looking to spend <$1000

Is everything compatible? Are there any suggestions?

PC Case: Antec NSK6580 with 430W Power Supply 125.00
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P 130.00
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0 GHz 6M L2 Cache 165.00
Memory: Corsair XMS2 4 GB (2 X 2 GB) PC2-6400 800 44.50
Hard Drive: Western Digital 640GB Caviar Black SATA 7200 80.00
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD4650 512MB DDR2 DVI 67.00
OS: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit 125.00
KB/Mouse: Logitech Cordless Desktop LX310 Laser 49.00
Total 785.50

Thanks for your expertise,
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Old 03-08-2009, 09:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sounds great. But get a different PSU, maybe something around that wattage from Corsair.
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I'll let someone else do a more thorough analysis, but you could definitely bump up to an HD4850.
Other people might tell you to get a separate PSU than the one with that case, and I don't know much about that case anyways.

Don't forget an optical drive.
Not too sure about that RAM... I'll let someone else comment. (would be nice if you had links, though)
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Old 03-08-2009, 09:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks for the quick replies, I added the links now.
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Windows Vista Home Premium 64 bit
Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders - Operating Systems

$99 and free shipping from the egg. Although its OEM
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You might wanna shop on newegg.com instead. They have nice customer support and are good with returns in case of defective hardware.
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You might wanna shop on newegg.com instead. They have nice customer support and are good with returns in case of defective hardware.
I was going to recommend the same thing, but he may live where the egg won't ship.
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That RAM doesn't have very good timings, but it's a pretty good deal with the rebate.

Look into some G.Skill PI Black 2x2GB 4-4-4-12
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If you are not a gamer the video card you have will be fine. If you like to play some newer games then look into the 4850 as previously recommended.

Spend a bit more on a case and separate psu as these are two items that can be used in future builds.
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