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Old 07-06-2011, 10:00 PM   #1
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Hi everyone I'm building a home/family PC. Lots of pics, music, videos, and web surfing. I wanted to stay between $500-$900.
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Old 07-06-2011, 10:58 PM   #2
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What parts are you thinking of using in your build?
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Old 07-07-2011, 12:22 AM   #3
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Honestly? Just by a cheap Dell for those needs. Make sure you have at least a 1 Terrabyte Hard Drive for all that media. As for the monitor, buy the monitor separately from Newegg. Newegg.com - Computer Parts, Laptops, Electronics, HDTVs, Digital Cameras and More! (not affiliated)
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Old 07-07-2011, 09:51 AM   #4
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Honestly? Just by a cheap Dell for those needs. [...]
Why not build one?
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Honestly? Just by a cheap Dell for those needs. Make sure you have at least a 1 Terrabyte Hard Drive for all that media. As for the monitor, buy the monitor separately from Newegg. Newegg.com - Computer Parts, Laptops, Electronics, HDTVs, Digital Cameras and More! (not affiliated)
Pretty crummy advice. For the same cost of the dell, he could get better parts by building himself. We just need to know along the lines of what he's thinking as chipeater had asked.
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Old 07-07-2011, 08:04 PM   #6
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Here is what I'm checking out right now.

Case: NZXT Apollo Black SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
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MOBO: ASUS M5A87 AM3+ AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
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Power: hec XPOWER780 600W(780W Peak) ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI NVIDIA HYBRID-SLI Certified CrossFire Certified Active PFC Power Supply
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CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX
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RAM: CORSAIR XMS 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX8GX3M2A1600C9
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Hard Drive: SAMSUNG EcoGreen F4 HD204UI 2TB 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
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OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
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Old 07-08-2011, 01:24 PM   #7
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Looks good to me!
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Processor is a little overkill, you can get away with 2.8-3.0 GHz for the same setup and save some cash (I have two of them in this function). If you intend to play games on it, then keep the CPU. If not, the Athlon II X4 640 will have plenty of power for that, and they're cheap little things. (save $30 or so)

Newegg.com - AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus 3.0GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor ADX640WFGMBOX
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Old 07-09-2011, 09:20 AM   #10
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Yea I was thinking that also but I was told that if ever want to edit video you need a good CPU and video card. I don't really do that but would like the ability to in the future. Just home movies and fight promo DVDs
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