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my first budget build

post #1 of 25
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my spending limit is about 350$ i am looking for a build that will be able to do photoshop and gaming at 1366x768.

heres what i have any suggestions would be helpfull.

RAIDMAX Tornado ATX-238WR Black / Red

ASRock N68-S UCC AM3/AM2+/AM2

SAPPHIRE 100293L Radeon HD 5570 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16

Diablotek DA Series PSDA600 600W ATX12V

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache
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q8200 Asus P5g41T-M LX Plus Nvidia 9800 GT 8gb ddr3 
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320Gb 2.5"  none windows 7 home premium  19" westinghouse 
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Antec Phantom 500 
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Antec Phantom 500 
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post #2 of 25
I see no ram, no decent power supply.

First, cut the cpu to a small athlon 2 x2 3.0 and add 4gb of ram.
Get a High Current Gamer 400 watts psu and a 5670.
post #3 of 25
errr RAM and heatsink please (unless you plan on using the stock) and your PSU is shockingly bad....
post #4 of 25
Personally, your gonna struggle on a $350 budget... try at least $500... than you can make a decent machine
post #5 of 25
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the reason why i have no ram is because im planning on using the 2gb i have in my current system
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Power
Antec Phantom 500 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
320Gb 2.5"  none windows 7 home premium  19" westinghouse 
Power
Antec Phantom 500 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
core i3 380m intel hd graphics 6gb ddr3 samsung hm321i 320gb 
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matshita uj8b1 windows 7 home premium 15.6" glossy 
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post #6 of 25
Also, just noticed your motherboard is MicroATX and your case only supports ATX...
post #7 of 25
Ok.
So just add an hard drive, swap that CPU to an Athlon 2 x2 3.0 and for the graphic card I'd jump on any deals like 4850 - 4870 (Saw some under 100$ brand new)
post #8 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by mespirit;13688436 
the reason why i have no ram is because im planning on using the 2gb i have in my current system

for photoshop 2GB is really low... I have 8gb and fireworks and photoshop run smooth on my system, but, 4gb should be enough...
post #9 of 25
Change your PSU. The one you have chosen is realllllly bad. If it fails it could take out the whole system. Something like a 430W Antec Earthwatts Green would be MUCH better. I also see that you are putting a 125W CPU into a 95W mobo. I am not sure if that will cause any problems?

EDIT: I didn't see that you already had 2gb of RAM. That still won't be enough for any sort of photoshop. You will need at least 4gb. Do you already have an OS disk that you will be using?
Edited by wonka08 - 5/30/11 at 11:51am
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post #10 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by abs.exe;13688461 
ok.
So just add an hard drive, swap that cpu to an athlon 2 x2 3.0 and for the graphic card i'd jump on any deals like 4850 - 4870 (saw some under 100$ brand new)

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