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Old 12-13-2007, 05:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi. Two to three years ago, I built my first PC. It's been good to me, but I think it's time for an upgrade. Heck, maybe I'll even get a PCI-e slot. XD

Anyway, I want a good, long-lasting PC. I want great performance but not over-the-top anything.

I play games--most aren't very new, but that's mainly because my PC has been a restraint-- I edit video a lot, and I surf the web a lot.

What are the best components for something less than $1500? Preferably, a few hundred dollars less. Keep in mind, however, I'd like to think of this as a quality PC rather than a budget one. How about this--give me something ideal and I'll ask what's best to maybe cut down the cost of.

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Old 12-13-2007, 05:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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P35-DS3r or Abit IP35 or Abit IP35 Pro
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thats about $1300 w/o a monitor..

hope that helps!
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q6600
P35-DS3r or Abit IP35 or Abit IP35 Pro
Choose an HD Size for your Needs
Choose a Case
Choose a Monitor (unless you don't need one)
Arctic Cooling MX-2
Crucial Ballistix 2gb Kit x2 (since you Video Edit)
Tuniq Tower 120
Auzentech X-Fi card (maybe you want this? its super cheap at TD)
Corsair 520hx
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thats about $1300 w/o a monitor..

hope that helps!
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P35-DS3r or Abit IP35 or Abit IP35 Pro
Choose an HD Size for your Needs
Choose a Case
Choose a Monitor (unless you don't need one)
Arctic Cooling MX-2
Crucial Ballistix 2gb Kit x2 (since you Video Edit)
Tuniq Tower 120
Auzentech X-Fi card (maybe you want this? its super cheap at TD)
Corsair 520hx
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thats about $1300 w/o a monitor..

hope that helps!
Ah, the usually T.F. build. Maybe we should change it alittle like we did to the Corsair ram back in the summer.
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I guess... ^ Maybe make him get G-Skill HZ's!!
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So will this last a while? Longer than three years?
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psshh.. no.. by then.. Octo Cores will be out..
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psshh.. no.. by then.. Octo Cores will be out..
^^^ /sarcasm.

Yes it will last you for a long while.
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I think in 3 years we should see them... i guess.. Its Vernon's Theory..
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since your video editing i presume you need a fairly large hard drive
i suggest the 7200.11 500gb or 1tb
and make sure you get a 64-bit operating system for your 4gb of RAM
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