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Help me make a $750 non-gaming build
for video editing, photoshop, and stuff
probably only mmorpg once in a while

edit:

will be overclocked lol

EDIT2:

CANADIAN SITE PLEASEE
Edited by Slick55 - 7/1/08 at 4:29pm
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Will this be overclocked as well?
    
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^yes, most likely
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^thanks for the suggestion
but i think ill just stick to building myself
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Ok, here it goes:
CPU: Intel @6600 -$200
CPU Cooler: Tuniq Tower -$50
Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-EP35-DS3L -$90
RAM: G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 800MHz -$85
Hard Drive: Seagate 7200.10 250GB -$57
PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W -$100
GPU: Radeon HD3870 -$150
Case: COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 -$50
oops: That costs $782 but I bet you can find some deals to cut the cost.
You could cut costs with a cheaper PSU.

Reasoning for the parts:
CPU: If your doing ANYTHING with video, a quad is a must
CPU Cooler: Great cooler for the quad. There are many other alternatives as well
Mobo: Good Ocer, since your not gaming dual x16 slots are not needed
RAM: Great RAM for the price. When working with video and photos 4GB+ is a must
Video card: The 3870 is a great card for video editing. It off loads the CPU due to the UVD (unified video decoder). This allow you to play back video at teh native frame rate and resolution while editing it.
PSU: great psu. Dont need to say anything more
Case: I have built computer for people and have used this case on 4 builds. It is a great budget case. Otherwise, get a CM690. The pictures do not do that case justice.

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Originally Posted by aksthem1 View Post
Will this be overclocked as well?
what a silly question
Edited by mortimersnerd - 7/1/08 at 4:37pm
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post #7 of 30
if non gaming i recommend the Q6600

can i have the link to the website you are going to buy from i can help with the build

Edit go with what mortimersnerd recommended best stuff for the $$ but minus the 3870, get a 2400pro with HDMI
Edited by A Russian :D - 7/1/08 at 4:37pm
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by A Russian :D View Post
if non gaming i recommend the Q6600

can i have the link to the website you are going to buy from i can help with the build

Edit go with what mortimersnerd recommended best stuff for the $$ but minus the 3870, get a 2400pro with HDMI
No, you would want the 2600Pro, which is only $50 or so
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i hear direct canada is a good site they are based in bc i have not ordered from there as i have always been able to find what i needed local in the gta
http://www.directcanada.com/
usually im just to impatient to wait for stuff to get shipped once i want something i have to get it asap

ncix has a canadian site they are also located in bc
http://www.ncix.com/index.php
i usually use these sites to compare prices and most computer stores in the greater toronto area will match the prices if they wont dont spend your money there
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mortimersnerd View Post
No, you would want the 2600Pro, which is only $50 or so
the 2400 PRO has HDMI

    
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