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Old 04-25-2008, 11:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, about a year ago or more, i was planning to build my own computer for video editing, and some gaming use. I never got to building one as the need wasn't there and prices were quickly falling. Now a lot has changed, many new processors and price drops,and my need for a new editing system is increasing. I wanted to keep my budget around 800 dollars. I plan to build a completely new system from scratch (i dont have a desktop to take parts from) i have the monitor keyboard and mouse, i just need the tower and pc components. I should be able to get hands on an XP cd so i wouldnt need that either.
My question is can anyone help recommend a build to me around this price point? i looked at some of the stickies, but all seems overwhelming to what i have been use to.
Just for reference i have my old wishlist build from a year ago (Outdated deffinetly) https://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion...istTitle=Build

I Would like to keep the tower. i know the graphics card/cpu should change, im not sure what ram is recommended nowadays.

Also as i think my gaming needs arent as neccessary anymore, i might want to consider a workstation card, but im nearly clueless in those areas. Mainly i will be running Adobe production suite of applications, and handling video files. Hopefully i would like the new build to handle Highdef video formats for editing. Not sure how much i can get with my 800 budget but i would like to see a build around this point so i can use it as reference to what current prices are and recommended computer parts. Thanks!
hope this wasnt to much to read/ask. heh
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The wishlist you linked to is actually not that outdated. It would actually be a great gaming computer for a new build today! The only things I would change are the CPU to a q6600 and the ram to 4gb of OCZ Reapers.

Oh wait, that's the 320 mb 8800gts. Go to the 512mb and you're done!
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Q6600 is selling at $219 at newegg, it is the best quad core for the price in my opinion.
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Newegg.com - Crucial Ballistix 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
4gb ram and grab a q6600
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Old 04-26-2008, 10:41 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks!
well i updated the build a little bit
im a little unsure about the motherboard really, i Think my powersupply is good enough to handle the system (from a relatively reliable brand i believe)
I chose this ram, because the ram recommended on this thread seemed a little pricey, im not really looking to overclock my system btw.
i think right now i still need a dvd drive, and maybe look for alternatives parts to shave off a few dollars.
https://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion...08+april+build
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I'll help you get a stuff than the ones u have right now
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My List:

Subtotal: $936.93
Rebate: $80.00
Total Without Shipping: $856.93

Your List:

Subtotal: $881.92
Rebate: $0.00
total Without Shipping: $881.92

My List Components
Case: Newegg.com - GIGABYTE 3D Aurora 570 GZ-FA1CA-ASB Black 1.0 mm Aluminum body ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
Motherboard: Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX All Solid Capacitor Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
GPU: Newegg.com - PNY VCG88512GXPB GeForce 8800GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
PSU: Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX ATX12V V2.2 550W Power Supply 90 - 264 V UL, CUL, CE, CB, FCC Class B, TUV, CCC, C-tick - Power Supplies
CPU: Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor - CPUs / Processors
Memory: Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
HDD: Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

You can use the extra money on upgrades
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thats a pretty good build proto, if he isn't ocing though i would recommend just getting some value ram...maybe mushkin or kingston.
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