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Old 10-13-2008, 08:36 PM   #1
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Hey, so i am looking to build a new computer. I have tried to do some sort of research and come up with a parts list.I really have no clue where to start with this build. i really don't know what parts are best for me. And i don't want to come up with a list and show that i have some bias towards certain brands and parts.

I am mainly looking for a computer that can multitask.
I do a fair bit of editing on adobe. I game but i am not too picky when it comes to that. I occasionally play warcraft, and would like to get into games such as Call of Duty. I also want to run dual monitors mainly for editing, and again multitasking. I also need a firewire port, and a sd card port as well.
BUDGET! i m looking to spend no more than 800-900 dollars, excluding monitors. If you need anymore details let me know. Thank you in advance for your help.
I decided to go with AMD because it looked cheaper than Intel.
Is everything Compatible?
Is the power supply enough?
Potential Partslist:

AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ 3.0GHz Socket AM2 89W Dual-Core Processor
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16819103233 109.49

ASUS M3N78 PRO AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 8300 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16813131320 124.99

OCZ SLI-Ready 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16820227198 52.42+ 25$ mail in rebate

ASUS EN9600GT TOP/HTDI/512M GeForce 9600 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16814121242 119.19 + 20$ mail in rebate

SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16827151171 30.99

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250310AS 250GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16822148261 59.49

RAIDMAX SMILODON ATX-612WBP Black 1.0mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Foldout MB Computer Case With 500W Power Supply
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16811156062 118.99 20.00 MIR
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Old 10-14-2008, 12:40 PM   #2
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A few questions, do you overclock? What is your monitor's resolution?
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i dont plan on overclocking, i havent looked into monitors yet
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ooooo look what i found its a 6000+ 65nm and has a promo code for canada

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16819103272
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i would strongly suggest you change to an intel core 2 duo, unless your a hard core AMD fan. AMDs are starting to show the age and run hot, and are big power consumers
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OP: I suggest change in HDDs to Samsung Spinpoint F1. A Xigmatek or Thermaltake HSF. Try to get a hold of the 65nm AMD chips. The motherboard choice is good. If you want you can go with 1066Mhz RAM because I don't think AMD will bottleneck those, I may be wrong. I would get the 8800GT/HD4850 over that 9600GT. It's not too great for medium-hardcore gaming. I would also buy a separate PSU. The Antec Basiq/Neo 500W lines are pretty good. Other than that looks great!
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ASUS M3N78 PRO AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 8300 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16813131320 124.99
Go with a 780G. It's a much more stable, feature packed and better performing chipset than anything Nvidia has to offer for AM2/AM2+.
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ASUS EN9600GT TOP/HTDI/512M GeForce 9600 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16814121242 119.19 + 20$ mail in rebate
That's a good price for a 9600GT, except I think I would go for this one because of it's dual slot cooler and $30 MIR. If you play at above 1280x1024 though, like Joga said, consider upgrading to an 8800GT/9800GT/HD 4850
Don't buy a case and PSU together. You can usually get a better deal with a more reliable PSU and a better case if you buy separately. Antec NeoPower 550W + Cooler Master Elite 330
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So i decided to go Intel, after a few suggestions. Here's my new intel build. Any suggestions? Thanks for all the help.
Oh, in terms of pricing, i m just gonna go to a local shop and have them price match everything for me. I hope it works.

Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 Processor BX80571E7200 - 2.53GHz, 3MB Cache, 1066MHz FSB, Wolfdale-3M, Dual-Core, Retail, Socket 775, Processor with Fan 140.99
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...076&CatId=2396

ASUS P5Q SE/R LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16813131335 122.99 Mail in Rebate

CORSAIR Dominator 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16820145043
77.69 + 40 MIR

BFG GeForce 9800GT OC+ 635MHZ 512MB GDDR3 PCI-E Dual DVI-I HDTV Out DIRECTX10 Video Card
http://www.directcanada.com/products...20Technologies 30$ mir102.99

SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD Burner
http://www.directcanada.com/products...acture=Samsung 30.47

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16822148262
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TBH, I think the AMD build was probably better value and you'd get equal/better performance.
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