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Old 01-03-2009, 04:24 AM   #1
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Hey everyone, I am new here. I dont know if this is the right place to post this, but I need some help.

I am building a computer for the first time, and was wondering if this build would work. I am building this computer around video editing and gaming, and have reached the limits of my $1,200 budget.

Case
Power Supply
Motherboard / Processor
RAM x 2 (8 gigs total)
Graphics Card
Hard drive
DVD drive

I also added a sound card, and a 19" widescreen LCD monitor. For my operating system I chose Vista Home Premium 64-bit.

Anything that would not work with each other or that I am missing, please let me know! I can't really get a job yet, so I have been saving this money for a long time. I really don't have much room for error.

Thanks to everyone to replies, I really appreciate it
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Old 01-03-2009, 04:31 AM   #2
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Yes it will all work, it looks like a very good system.
Don't bee %100 sure though, wait for some other opinions before concluding.
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Old 01-03-2009, 04:38 AM   #3
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drop the 8GB of memory down to 4GB and upgrade the 9800GTX to the GTX 260. 8GB is just overkill.

Other than that its a nice build. Although for a couple bucks more you could get the 1.5TB seagate. Its HUGE and FAST, the drive is only 10-25 Mb's slower than a SSD
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drop the 8GB of memory down to 4GB and upgrade the 9800GTX to the GTX 260. 8GB is just overkill.

Other than that its a nice build. Although for a couple bucks more you could get the 1.5TB seagate. Its HUGE and FAST, the drive is only 10-25 Mb's slower than a SSD
SSD? Heard of it, dunno what it is though...some fast hdd or something..

In Australia, the 1.5tb is like an extra $50+.
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Old 01-03-2009, 04:44 AM   #5
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148337

Its only 10 bucks extra on the egg
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Old 01-03-2009, 04:46 AM   #6
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Down here, in Australia, electronics and computer hardware are expensive.

EDIT: Are there other sites like NewEgg? Does NewEgg ship to Australia or will they in the future?
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yeah I did think the 8gb RAM was a bit of overkill, in fact I used that exact word talking about it with my friend lol. So less RAM and a better graphics card. Oh, and the 1.5TB drive says its just the bare drive. Is that saying that it does not include the wires / connector, or is it just making it clear that its OEM?

Thanks for the input. Anything else?
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SSD? Heard of it, dunno what it is though...some fast hdd or something..

In Australia, the 1.5tb is like an extra $50+.
SSD is a solid state drive, it's supposedly more reliable because of it's lack of moving parts, it's basically just a big flashdrive, but it's also way more expensive, more than $10 per GB in some cases...

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Great deal on the CPU+mobo.

I'd swap out that PSU for this though, the OCZ's are manufactured by CWT, who are probably a whole lot more reliable than Newegg's own brand.

And since you've got a CF motherboard, you should go with a HD 4850 over the 9800GTX. Not only does it make more sense to go with an ATi card when you have a CF mobo, the HD 4850 is for the most part faster than the 9800 at the same price.

And he doesn't need a GTX 260 or HD 4870 for a 19" monitor guise.
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Great deal on the CPU+mobo.

I'd swap out that PSU for this though, the OCZ's are manufactured by CWT, who are probably a whole lot more reliable than Newegg's own brand.

And since you've got a CF motherboard, you should go with a HD 4850 over the 9800GTX. Not only does it make more sense to go with an ATi card when you have a CF mobo, the HD 4850 is for the most part faster than the 9800 at the same price.

And he doesn't need a GTX 260 or HD 4870 for a 19" monitor guise.
He will if he wants the card to be able to play the games that are coming out this year and 2010. I did not need the 640MB version of the 8800GTS when i bought my GTS, but i sure could use the extra VRAM now, even on my 19".
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